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Michigan Security Guard Training Requirements

Michigan Security Guard Training Requirements

Salary and Prospects of Security Guard Jobs in Michigan

As per the latest employment statistics of Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for Security Guard job in Michigan is indicated below.
  • Number of persons employed as Security Guards in Michigan are: 23,250 
  • Annual Average Wage of a Security Guard in Michigan is: $26,500.00.
In Michigan, the unarmed security guard does not need to be licensed. The company that hires you needs to hold the license and can hire unarmed security guards that are not licensed. However, there are basic criteria that the state requires.

Eligibility Requirement for Security Guard in Michigan

Basic requirements for unarmed security guard in Michigan:
  • Must be at least 18 year old.
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • May be required to submit to drug testing (This is not required by the state but may be required by hiring agency).
  • Successfully pass a background check.

Application Steps for Security Guard in Michigan

As mentioned the state of Michigan does not require their applicants to be licensed in order for them to work as an unarmed security guard. Though there is no need for an unarmed guard to be licensed, the agency in which they are under must be licensed and approved by the state of Michigan.

Fees to Apply for a Security Guard in Michigan

Not Applicable.

Training Syllabus for a Security Guard in Michigan

A basic training may be given to applicants and may include the following:
  • Legal Aspects.
  • Patrol and observation.
  • Incident response.
  • Role of Private Security.
  • Emergency training and first aid.
  • Security responses.
  • Customer service issues.

Other Useful Information for Security Guard Application in Michigan

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing
Licensing Division
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sarina Grant

    I am trying to obtain a Michigan Guard Card, I need someone to please email me and guide me in the right direction as to how to do that. Here is my email address,, thank you.

    1. admin

      Thanks for your comment.

      In the Michigan state you don’t need a license to work as a security guard. That means you don’t have to get a Michigan Guard card.
      The only condition is that you should work for a security guard company who is properly licensed by the state.

      More information regarding this can be found in this link:

      You can find the latest security guard job openings here. If you use your zip code on the search field you can find jobs closer to the place you live:

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