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Montana Security Guard Training Requirements

Montana Security Guard Training Requirements

Salary and Prospects of Security Guard Jobs in Montana

As per the latest employment statistics of Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for Security Guard job in Montana is indicated below.
  • Number of persons employed as Security Guards in Montana is: 1,800 
  • Annual Average Wage of a Security Guard in Montana is: $25,050.00.
The mountainous state of Montana requires a license for unarmed security guards. Like other states, there are sets of rules and regulations to be followed as well as requirements to be passed in order to qualify you for the position. To fully qualify, the hiring agency must also train their unarmed security officer.

Eligibility Requirement for Security Guard in Montana

Here are the basic requirements for the unarmed security officers in Montana:  
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a resident of the United States.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must be healthy both physically and mentally.
  • Must provide proof of citizenship if he/she is a resident alien.
  • Must successfully pass a FBI and Montana Department of Justice background check.
  • Must provide a passport photo showing full face, head and shoulders.
  • Must be employed by a licensed security agency or proprietary company.
  • Must provide proof of training.
  • Must be able to submit all requirements and has paid all fees needed.
  • Must complete finger print card from Montana Board of Private security office.

Application Steps for Security Guard in Montana

Submit the following documents to the Board office in order to complete your license application:
  • All documents must be copied to a standard page size of 8 ½” x 11”. 
  • All documents not in English must be accompanied by certified translations.
  • Completed application and attached photograph.
  • Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate for proof of age.
  • Copy of birth certificate, United States Passport or Immigration green card for proof of citizenship or permanent legal residency. 
  • Proof of training from a currently licensed security company.
  • Completed Character Reference form.
  • Completed Verification of Licensure form, if you hold or ever held a professional/occupational license in another state or jurisdiction.

Fees to Apply for a Security Guard in Montana

Application fee: $100.00

Training Syllabus for a Security Guard in Montana

Basic training is as follows:
  • Observation skills.
  • Legal aspects.
  • Report preparation.
  • Incident response.
  • First aid overview.
  • Patrol and observation.

Other Useful Information for Security Guard Application in Montana

301 South Park, 4th Floor 
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Fax: (406) 841-2305

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