How can you apply for a security guard license online?


Quick Answer

To apply for a security guard license online, find the appropriate application form for your state, according to G4S. The online licensing system applies to people who have already filled out an initial application with the state, and have been required by the state to fill out the license application.

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How can you apply for a security guard license online?
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Full Answer

To fill out the application, select the state in which you reside and want to work as a security guard on the G4S website. Read the instructions on the license application for your state and be prepared to pay the associated fees for the application. For initial applicants who have never received a license before, you need to provide fingerprints to the state and federal government. Prospective unarmed security guards first submit an application online for the state in which they reside, then submit their fingerprints to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation's database. Fill out the live scan form, and visit one of your state's live scan sites to complete the application.

The online application system is also used to renew an expired license, request a duplicate license and change your address online, says the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. This online license application does not apply to applicants wishing to carry a firearm on duty. Security guards carrying firearms only submit this form when their address changes or they need a duplicate license.

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