How to Become a Security Guard in Ohio

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In the state of Ohio, unarmed and armed security guards need to be registered but not licensed, as long as they are working for a licensed security company. The licensed company is responsible for ensuring all employees are registered within 7 days of hire.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Ohio

  • The applicant must be 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalency.
  • The applicant cannot have any felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have any misdemeanors associated with violence, drugs, theft, or fraud.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check including FBI-style fingerprinting.
  • The applicant cannot have any mental disorders or defects that would prevent performance of duties.
  • The applicant must be employed by a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer.
  • The applicant must have an Ohio driver’s license.
  • The applicant must be in good physical condition.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Ohio

  • The applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant may be required to show proof of high school diploma or the equivalency.
  • The applicant cannot have any prior felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence, drugs, theft, or fraud.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check.
  • The applicant cannot have any mental disorders or defects that will prohibit performance of duty.
  • The applicant must be employed by a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer.
  • The applicant must submit fingerprints.
  • The applicant must have an Ohio driver’s license.
  • The applicant must be in good physical condition.

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