Armed Security Guard Requirements

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armedThe requirements for the state of Nevada armed security guard are an 11-hour education training course and firearms training. The Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board oversees the Nevada armed security licensing. This training will include the education to prepare the armed security guard to work in any of the settings where this type of employee is needed. The training will enable the person to be in control of situations that require professionalism, including medical emergencies and crowd control.

The requirements to work in the security sector are, the person must be 21 years of age and they have completed the 11-hour training at a certified training facility and the firearms training. There are 6 hours required for classroom training concerning laws and liability in order to obtain a Nevada state armed security license.

It is possible in the state of Nevada to work within a private security industry like the private security staffs of casinos. This does not require the state license to be applied for, but it does require the amount of training specified by the state. It will require the 11 hours of classroom training for firearms and the 3 hours required by the state in range training with weapons.

The requirements that will need to be met will be:

  • The armed security guard will need to be at least 21 years of age.
  • A high school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • They will be required to provide valid photo identification that is not expired.
  • The applicant will submit to fingerprinting.
  • Information for the Internal Revenue Service will be provided.

The training education at a certified facility will prepare the armed security guard to work within the security industry and will give them the confidence to handle situations that arise while on duty. The positions that can be held by the Nevada armed security officer can be in medium or high risk areas of the security industry.

The 11 hours of classroom training will include:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Observation
  • Defusing situations
  • Emergency medical including CPR
  • Properly writing reports
  • Detaining criminals
  • Firearm training, including marksmanship and targets

The required firearm training will include classroom education and range time for the person applying for an armed security guard license. This training consists of 8 hours of classroom training and three hours of using weapons on the range. This must be completed in order to obtain the certification to carry a firearm in the state of Nevada and to satisfy the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board.

In order to work in casinos, there is also a license that must be obtained from the sheriff’s office in compliance with Nevada state law, after training is completed both in the classroom and firearms training. The firearms licensing will need a 1-hour refresher course every 6 months for the applicant to stay current on their licensing qualifications.

The Nevada armed security guard is able to work within the security industry in positions such as:

  • Casinos
  • Nightclubs
  • Banks
  • Airports
  • Armored vehicles
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Government offices
  • Private offices
  • Hotels
  • Apartments
  • Parking facilities

2 thoughts on “Armed Security Guard Requirements

  1. I need an armed security guard license. Where can intake the test and when. Looking around December is when I am moving there from California. I am a current law enforcement officer from New Mexico and carry concealed nationwide. Are LEOs exempt from testing?!

    • Hello Mr. Assad and thank you for showing interest in Security Guard Exchange and its Network of Security Guard Training centers. I would recommend that you contact the Nevada Private Investigator’s Licensing Board to help determine if your law enforcement background would exempt you from any unarmed or armed security guard training. The Nevada Private Investigator’s Licensing Board will be able to answer that question for you directly according to the security guard training regulations of the State of Nevada. Feel free to contact us directly should you have any additional question regarding Security Guard Training at 855-232-4827 that’s 855-BE-A-GUARD.

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