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North Carolina Security Guard Training Requirements

North Carolina Security Guard Training Requirements

Salary and Prospects of Security Guard Jobs in North Carolina

As per the latest employment statistics of Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for Security Guard job in North Carolina is indicated below.
  • Number of persons employed as Security Guards in North Carolina is: 24,880 
  • Annual Average Wage of a Security Guard in North Carolina is: $27,140.00.
All unarmed security guard applicants must be licensed when applying in the state of North Carolina through the North Carolina Department of Justice. This is the major requirement for an individual, seeking for a security guard’s position, to be employed. Registration or license acquisition requires certain amounts of security guard training.

Eligibility Requirement for Security Guard in North Carolina

The following are some of the basic requirements common in most states.   
  • Applicants for unarmed security guard position must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • He or she must be allowed to work in the United States as a citizen or a registered alien. 
  • He or she must not have a history of felony convictions and criminal activity such as illegal use and possession of firearms. 
  • Applicants must have a good moral character. 
  • Applicants must not be associated in any acts of crime involving illegal possession, sale and distribution of drugs, narcotics and other controlled substance. 
  • Applicants must not be drug or alcohol dependent. 
  • He or she must be in good physical condition and able to stand for long hours. 
  • He or she must possess a valid driver’s license. 
  • Applicants must have no prior revocation of license.

Application Steps for Security Guard in North Carolina

For criminal background investigation to be completed, applicants must be able to submit 2 sets of fingerprints to the department.  A certified copy of the applicant’s criminal background history for the last 4 years must be attached to his or her application including two 1×1 passport type photo, taken recently. The applicant must also make sure that he or she is employed under a licensed private security company or is under the supervision of a licensed patrol officer.

Fees to Apply for a Security Guard in North Carolina

Application fee: $30 
Registration fee: $68 
Fingerprint processing fee: $38

Training Syllabus for a Security Guard in North Carolina

The training shall cover 16 hours of classroom instruction involving the topics listed below. 
  • North Carolina security officer roles (1 hr) 
  • Ethical and legal issues (3 hrs) 
  • Dealing with emergencies (3 hrs) 
  • Communications  (2 hrs) 
  • Patrol and observation (3 hrs) 
  • Written reports (3 hrs) 
  • Deportment (1 hr)

Other Useful Information for Security Guard Application in North Carolina

Private Protective Services Board
P.O. Box 29500 3320 Old Garner Rd. Raleigh,
NC 27626-050
Phone: 919 431-300

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