Security Guard Training in Vermont

In order to become an unarmed security guard in the state of Vermont, security guard training and licensure are required. The Board of Private Investigative and Security Services manages the conditions surrounding licensure. As such, you must meet specific measures before you can be approved for licensure and your employer is responsible for submitting your application.

Security Guard TrainingThe basic security guard training qualifications that must be met include:

  • Being of 18 years of age or older
  • Possessing a valid social security number
  • Having a valid driver’s license
  • Having a fingerprint card
  • Possessing a certificate of completion of a 40-hour security guard training course
  • Being mentally knowledgeable
  • Providing character references
  • Having no drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • Successfully passing a drug test
  • Having no felony convictions
  • Not being disabled to the point of not being able to perform basic duties
  • Submitting to a criminal background check

Security Guard Training Program

The basic training subjects that are covered within the security guard training course involve:

  • The role of private security
  • Legal aspects
  • Patrol and observation
  • Incident response
  • Security resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Customer service issues: Working with and addressing the public
  • First aid overview
  • Report writing

Note that these are just the basic requirements and more subjects can be taken and added.


Occupational Statistics

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Vermont 1,390 $14.53 $30,220 $13.90 $28,910

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code

Data extracted on December 26, 2013

Contact the Board of Private Investigative and Security Services Rules or (802) 828-1505 for further insight.

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