Schools that specialize in security guard tests and training often feature training programs online, such as Aegis. Another option is to check with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Service, which is in charge of providing licensing and certifications for security professions.Continue Reading
The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services offers multiple online services. It offers applications and renewals for all unarmed security guards, though security guards with a firearm permit must renew it at a local office. The BSIS website does not provide training, but it does offer resources for people hoping to get training, including recommended links and assistance with guard tests.
Aegis is a school that works closely with BSIS to provide training and assistance in passing guard tests for proper licensing. There are multiple online courses, including the Guard Card and Refresher Training Course, Online Security Training Guard Course and Online Security Training Proprietary Security Officer Certification Course. These courses range from eight to 16 hours in length and help people who want to work in different areas of security.
Requirements to be a security guard vary slightly by state. The basic requirements usually include having a GED or high school diploma and passing the test to receive a guard card. Some companies that hire security guards require training and on-the-job experience, but this occurs on a per-company basis.Learn more about Career Aspirations