Security Guard Training in Pennsylvania

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.

Security Guard TrainingIn order to submit a successful petition, the following items must be attached:

  • 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.


Occupational Statistics

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Pennsylvania 41,210 $12.08 $25,130 $11.10 $23,080

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code

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).

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