How to Become a Security Guard in Rhode Island

security guard

A license is required to become an unarmed and armed security guard in Rhode Island. With the armed security guard license, there is also a weapons permit that is required. Basic criteria must be met before a license will be approved, and that includes certain weapons training as well for the armed security guard.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Rhode Island

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant must be mentally competent.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant cannot have any felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • The applicant cannot have a similar license or registration previously revoked.
  • The applicant must submit to a criminal background check.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Rhode Island

  • The applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien.
  • The applicant must be mentally competent.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant cannot have any prior felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • The applicant cannot have had a similar registration or license revoked.
  • The applicant must submit to a criminal background check.
  • The applicant must show proof of firearms training and safety from a certified instructor.

To learn more about the requirements to becoming a security guard, visit SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com.

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

Security Resources is here to help. Contact us today for assistance