Security Guard Requirements in Washington State

Security Guard Requirements in Washington State

 

In order to become a security guard in the state of Washington, you need to have a license by the Washington State Department of Licensing and complete the training.  Listed below are the security guard requirements of Washington State.

Unarmed Private Security Guard Requirements in Washington State

All individual unarmed private security guards must be:

  • At least 18 years of age or older.
  • A resident of United States citizen or resident alien.
  • Also, an employee of a licensed private security guard company.

In order to get a license, you must:

  • Have no criminal convictions that directly relate to your capacity to perform your duty.
  • Also, complete the pre-assignment training requirements, which will prepare the future security guard to work within the field.

How to apply

Apply directly to the security guard company you wish to work for. You will have to submit all of the following:

Armed Private Security Guard Requirements in Washington State

All individual armed private security guards must:

  • Have a license as an unarmed private security guard.
  • Be at least 21 years of age to obtain a state license.
  • Also, have a current firearms certificate issued by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. You may view their website for a list of Firearm Instructors.

How to apply

Apply directly to the security guard company you wish to work for. You will have to submit all of the following:

Fees: 

Application fees:

  • Private security guard company license – $350.00.
  • Unarmed private security guard license – $111.00.
  • Armed private security guard endorsement – additional fee  – $10.00.
  • Take a certified trainer exam – $25.00.
  • Transfer – $25.00.

Change of company principal (qualified owner or operator of the company) – $100.00.

License renewal fees
  • Private security guard company: Renewal $300.00 – Late renewal: $400.00.
  • Private Security Guard: $85.00 – Renewal Late renewal: $90.00.

So, start your application process today and become a security guard in Washington State.

If you need further information about this topic, you may contact Experienced Security Guard Training Help Center. You may also check our FAQs section for finding answers to your questions. In addition, you can read other articles on our website regarding similar topics.

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