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It may take up to 60 days to issue your license after we receive your completed application and fee. The process may take longer if you’re applying for a company principal.
Exams are scheduled at Driver Licensing Offices around the state. Your exam will be mailed to the licensing office you chose on the application. When you complete the exam, it will be returned to our office to be scored.
About 10 days after you take your exam, we'll mail you a result letter indicating your score.
You must wait at least 7 working days between exams. There's no limit to the number of times you can take the exam.
We'll mail you a reexam application with the results letter if you don't pass. To be rescheduled, complete and return the application with a check or money order for the fee. It costs $25 each time you reexam.
The individual who, in order to own or operate a private security guard company, must meet the minimum qualification of 3 years' experience or pass the exam.
Yes. Anyone who works as a private security guard must be licensed either as a private security guard company principal, or as a security guard licensed under a company.
Once your company is licensed, you can submit applications for your employees. They're required to complete 8 hours of pre-assignment training from a licensed certified trainer. This certified trainer signs the certification box on the front of the unarmed security guard application when the training is complete.
Yes, if the trainer is currently employed and holds a valid private security guard certified trainer's license.
Once you're licensed as a security guard, submit a certified trainer exam application, pay $25, and pass the exam. For more information, see Certified trainer.