What Education Do I Need To Become A Security Guard?
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What Education Do I Need To Become A Security Guard?

Security Officers are a essential part of our homeland security. Without them, life for many of us would be a lot more dangerous.

A security guard career can be very rewarding; many have been in this noble profession for many years, and they couldn't be more contented and satisfied, the joy and satisfaction that they have contributed to someone's safety and well-being.

Perhaps you are interested in serving in such a capacity, you may wonder, what do you need to know in order to serve effectively in the security profession, what kind of education do you need?

Well, to begin with, you need to have a genuine interest in helping others, not just to make money, for starters, not that it's wrong to want to make money; a security officer, depending on their level of experience, can make as much as $40,000 a year or more. But before you even reach that point you will need some technical education as well.

To that end, there are numerous security guard courses that are held throughout the country, depending on which town, city or state you live in.

What are some of the courses you can expect? You will, first of all learn the basics in security, such as how to comport yourself in a dignified and professional manner. Security guard courses are often presented in a classroom-like setting, so likely you will be placed in a classroom with other prospective security guards like yourself.

You will also likely be provided with a manual that will introduce to the security profession, what it involves and what will be expected of you as a security guard.

You will learn such subjects as fire protection, in which you will be given a test on; if you pass, you will be granted a fire protection certificate. Later, as you study more intensely, you may qualify for a fire protection license.

You will be required to take an 8-hour class in the basics of security, in which upon passing your security guard test, you will receive an certificate, indicated you have completed this class successfully. You will also take a 16-hour OJT (On The Job Training) class as well; you will have 90 days to complete this test upon your employment. Above all, you will have to apply for a security license; since 2001, following the tragic events of September 11 of that year, security guards are required to be licensed by law. If you are a legal gun owner, you will be required to produce evidence of a permit.

Depending on the security guard company, you may be required to pay a fee for the above licenses/certificates; the cost of such can vary from state to state.

Once you're hired, you're well on your way for a satisfying career in security. Perhaps you will view it as a lifelong one.


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