How to Become a Security Guard in Oregon

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In the state of Oregon, unarmed and armed security guards must be licensed. All training and application materials must be completed and submitted prior to receiving your license. Training and basic requirements to become an armed guard are intense and require prospective guards to train with police candidates.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Oregon

  • You must be 18 years old.
  • You must show proof of citizenship.
  • You must be mentally competent.
  • You must have good moral character.
  • You cannot have any prior felony convictions.
  • You cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • You must submit fingerprints.
  • You cannot have drug or alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • You must have a temporary workers permit.
  • You must complete 12 hours with a certified instructor.
  • The license is $130 and nonrefundable. Training costs depend upon the instructor.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Oregon

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must show proof of citizenship.
  • You must have an Oregon driver’s license.
  • You must have good moral character.
  • You cannot have prior felony convictions.
  • You must have no drug or alcohol abuse or dependency.
  • You must have good communication skills.
  • You must be in good physical condition.
  • You must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • You must have a good form of transportation.
  • You must submit to fingerprinting.
  • You cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • You must have a temporary working permit.
  • You must complete 24 hours of basic armed training with a certified instructor.
  • You must pass a firearms test.
  • The license costs $130 and there are additional training costs dependent upon the instructor.

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If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a security guard in Oregon, contact Security Resources today at 877-477-9638.

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