How to Become a Security Guard in Kansas

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Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing large amounts of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans, and it is home to many universities and historical sites. Major cities include Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka, which attract thousands of tourists every year and create a strong need for security guards.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Kansas


To become an unarmed security guard in Kansas, applicants must:


  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • be able to work legally in the U.S.
  • hold no convictions or history of drug of alcohol use
  • submit to a background check
  • submit to fingerprinting
  • attend and pass Kansas state-certified training course


The state certified training course will cover the following topics:

  • role of private security guards
  • legal aspects
  • incident response
  • patrol, surveillance operation, and documentation
  • first aid overview


Armed Security Guard Requirements in Kansas


Anyone who wants to be employed as an armed security guard must apply for a Kansas state-armed security guard license. To become an armed security guard in Kansas, applicants must:


  • be at least 21 years of age
  • provide proof that they can legally work in the U.S.
  • submit to a background check
  • submit to fingerprinting
  • have not been convicted of any felonies or certain misdemeanors
  • completed the required training set forth by the board
  • hold a Kansas state driver’s license
  • have additional firearms training


Armed security guard requirements vary according to the city where you are applying for your license; contact your local City Hall to find out the exact requirements. Basic requirement may include a weapons permit, a more extensive background check, and proof of firearms training from a certified instructor.

Don’t wait to pursue a rewarding career in the state you love – start your application today. Once you’ve completed the security guard requirements in Kansas and become licensed, Security Resources is always searching for new talent to join our team.

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