It is possible to train as a security guard using online courses. However, further training in person may be required for full qualification, according to Study.com. For security guard positions requiring the use of firearms, for example, gun licenses and training are necessary.
The most common online courses for security guard qualification are:
- Powers to arrest
- Weapons of mass destruction
- Public relations
- Observation and documentation
- Liability and legal aspects
Some popular schools for online security guard programs include Medaille College, the University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Herzing University and Ashford University. With the exception of Ashford University, for which applicants are only required to be at least 18 years of age, each of these institutions requires applicants to have graduated high school or completed GED, notes Study.com.