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“Private security guard” shall mean an individual employed by a private security agency to perform one or more of the following functions; prevention of intrusion, entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, fire, or trespass on private property.

“Armed” shall mean any private security guard who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of his or her duties.

What is the process to become a security guard?

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations are listed below.

2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see the link below. Applications are also available at both locations.

3. Turn in training and test certificates to the professional licensing section.

4. Upon approval and submission of training and test, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

 

What is the process to become an armed security guard?

All applicants must complete a 40 hour firearms course with an approved instructor. See the link below for Approved Instructors. See Rules & Regulations 1.2 under the Firearm’s Policy for additional information.

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations listed below.

2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see link below. Applications are also available at both locations

3. Turn in shoot sheets, training and test certificates.

4. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.


What is the age requirement for security guard?

You must be at least 18 years or older to apply.

 

What is the age requirement for armed security guard?

You must be at least 21 years or older to apply.


What is the cost for a security guard license?

There is a non-refundable $85.00 fee. We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

 

What is the cost for an armed security license?

If it is a license renewal there is a non-refundable $85.00 fee.
If it is a firearms upgrade there is a non-refundable $30.00 fee.

We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.


Security Guard FAQ’s

Armed Security Guard FAQ’s

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application


Approved Instructors

Security Guard Test & Training DTCC Flier – Terry

Security Guard Test & Training DTCC Flier – Owens (Georgetown)

Security Guard Test & Training DTCC Flier – Stanton (Newark)

Security Guard Test & Training DTCC Flier – George (Wilmington)

Security Guard Study Guide


Agency License – NEW

To begin the new licensure process, see procedures link below and follow the check list that applies to your agency.

Agency License – RENEWAL

Renewal procedures will be sent in a notification letter to the agency with the renewal instructions.

Private Investigator (Class A) Licensing Procedures

Private Security (Class B) Licensing Procedures

Private Investigator and Private Security (Class C) Licensing Procedures

Agency Application

License Holder Application

Agency Bond Form

 

The Board of Examiners of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, the regulatory body for this industry, meets on a quarterly basis. New licensure and renewals with changes of an agency must be approved by the Board of Examiners.

Board of Examiners Meeting Schedule


Related Links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

 


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