Security guard training requirements in Pennsylvania can be tough. In order to become an unarmed security guard, it is mandatory for one to obtain a license. The licensing process is a methodical and detailed process. Either the person applying or the actual security agency or company hiring must petition the court for a license.
The County Clerk’s office has a limit to questions that can be answered about the method or process of acquiring a license. As such, an attorney should be used instead of personally inquiring of the court.
- Two passport style photos
- Letters from character witnesses pointing out your good moral character
- Certified proof of criminal background check
- Fingerprint card with fee (this card must be submitted to the County Clerk’s office with a money order that will be mailed to the Pennsylvania State police)
The statewide mandate in Pennsylvania is that potential employees must:
- Be of 18 years of age or older
- Show proof of being a United Stated citizen
- Have good moral standards and character
- Have no drug or alcohol use or dependence
- Have no conviction of felonies
- Not be disabled to the point of not being able to perform duties
Note that it is the judge’s decision to implement the need for security guard training courses and/or experience.
Fees, which are nonrefundable, include the fingerprint card fee of $17.50 and license fee of $200.
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Data extracted on December 26, 2013
Check-out the Promulgation of Local Rules of Civil Procedure; No. 6513 CV 2005 or contact the Pennsylvania County Clerk’s office (570-517-3387).