How to get your armed private security guard license
Who needs a license?
If you carry a firearm while on duty working for a licensed private security guard company, you must have an armed private security guard license.
To be licensed as an armed private security guard, you must:
- Be licensed as an unarmed private security guard.
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Have a current firearms certificate issued by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC). For a list of firearm instructors, visit the WSCJTC website.
How to apply
Apply directly to the security guard company you wish to work for. To apply, submit all of the following: