How to Become a Security Guard in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade. With such a strong economy and abundance of conferences, events, and parties for a wide-variety of industries, Massachusetts is a great environment for security guard jobs.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the rarer states where a security guard license is not required. Although you do not need a license, it’s still recommended to receive proper training, and it can give you a competitive edge when searching for a job. Below are a few security guard requirements in Massachusetts. Applicants:

  • must be 18 years or older
  • must be a U.S. citizen or registered resident
  • must submit to drug testing
  • must successfully pass a background check

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Massachusetts

While there is no armed security guard certification required, you must obtain a license to carry a firearm. There is also firearm training that must be met under the Watch Guard Patrol Agency. To become an armed security guard in Massachusetts, you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a U.S. citizen or registered resident alien
  • successfully pass a background check and a drug test
  • possess a Massachusetts state driver’s license
  • not use drugs or alcohol and submit to a drug test
  • not have any prior convictions

Once you’re ready to begin your new career as a security guard in Massachusetts, Security Resources is always searching for new talent to join our team. Visit us here to learn more about career opportunities.

Licensing Body (when applicable): The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Law: M.G.L. Chapter 147 Sections 22 – 30

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