Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Maryland

Unlike many other states, you must first gain employment with a Maryland-licensed security guard agency to become an unarmed security guard. Below are some basic unarmed security guard requirements in Maryland. Applicants:

  • must utilize the state PDF application form
  • must be at least 18 years old
  • may not have been convicted of a felony, sexual offense, or crime that questions honesty and integrity
  • must meet and maintain qualifications set and approved by the Maryland State Police
  • must provide employer with a set of passport-style photos
  • must provide employer with a set of fingerprints on a standard FBI fingerprint card

There is no required unarmed training for security guards in Maryland; the security guard agency is required to be licensed. The application fee is $15.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Maryland

To become an armed security guard in Maryland, there are a few extra requirements. Those who wish to qualify as an armed security guard in Maryland must obtain a Maryland Wear and Carry permit, and complete a 16-hour Maryland-approved firearm training course. The fees to become an armed security guard are $75.

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Licensing Body: Maryland State Police

Law: Maryland Professional Code

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