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To become an unarmed security guard in Georgia, no license is required, but you must obtain 24 hours of classroom training.

Requirements to become a security guard in Georgia:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Drug testing


A basic training course consisting of at least 24-hours of class instruction must be successfully completed. This course can be given by the potential employer or may be taken as a standalone class.

The curriculum includes the following subjects:

  • Role of security guards 
  • Legal powers and limitations
  • Ethics and conduct (including Board rules) 
  • Patrolling and investigation 
  • Communication and public relations 
  • Observation and note-taking 
  • Emergency response 
  • Access control 
  • Evidence Statements 
  • Report writing 

State of Georgia Basic Security Training Certification

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  • If you do not receive your training or certification due to instructor error, delay or instructor not completing the training , that specific instructor is responsible for your refund of the amount that was paid directly to him / or her.  No Call No Shows forfeit their entire tuition. In the event of a students approved cancelation there will be a administration charge. We incur certain expenses administratively when registering and scheduling you for a course.  All sales are final, with the exception of rare cancellation request.  Any authorized refunds may take up to 15 days for processing.  Thank you!

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