How to Become a Security Guard in West Virginia

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The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office regulates the requirements for security guard licensing. Certain criteria must be met for potential armed and unarmed guards before they are approved for a license.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in West Virginia

  • The applicant must be 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant cannot have a history of being denied or revoked for a license in West Virginia.
  • The applicant must be mentally competent.
  • The applicant cannot have any alcohol or drug use, dependence, or distribution.
  • The applicant must pass a drug test.
  • The applicant cannot have any felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have any history of assisting inmate escape.
  • The applicant cannot have a history of buying or selling stolen property.
  • The applicant cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • The applicant must submit to a criminal background check.
  • The applicant must complete 18 hours of required training.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in West Virginia

  • The applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien.
  • The applicant must show good moral character.
  • The applicant cannot have a history of being denied or revoked for a license in West Virginia.
  • The applicant must be mentally competent.
  • The applicant cannot have a history of drug and alcohol use or dependence.
  • The applicant must pass a drug test.
  • The applicant cannot have any prior felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have a history of assisting inmate escape.
  • The applicant cannot have a history or buying or selling stolen property.
  • The applicant cannot have any disabilities that would prevent performance of duty.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check.
  • The applicant must meet the firearms training requirement.

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