Louisiana Armed & Unarmed Security Guard Training & License Requirements

The state of Louisiana requires unarmed security guards to be licensed through a contract security company that is hiring you although to become an armed security guard in Louisiana you must successfully complete the training requirements for a security guard and additional firearms training (Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners)

Below we have outlined information about becoming an Unarmed Security Guard or Armed Security Guard in Lousiana

 

Requirements of Louisiana Security Guards / Security Officers:

There are a number of requirements which you need to meet:

  • Be at least 18 year old
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License
  • Have a Social Security Card
  • Must be finger printed
  • Provide and submit a Passport Photo
  • Complete 2 x 8-hour training sessions – the first 8 hour training course is about the contract security company. Classroom training can be done by the hiring company or through Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners

There are fees to becoming an unarmed security guard in Louisiana which is $40 fee plus $55.25 for fingerprinting (this includes a state and FBI check)

Basic Requirements of Armed Security Guards / Security Officers in Louisiana:

There are a number of requirements that you need to meet in order to become an armed security guard:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Hold a valid state issued driver’s license
  • Have a valid social security card
  • Submit to finger printing
  • Submit passport photo
  • Complete 2 x 8-hour training sessions – the first 8 hour training course is about the contract security company. Classroom training can be done by the hiring company or through Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners

There are fees to becoming an armed security guard in Louisiana which is $40 fee plus $55.25 for fingerprinting (this includes a state and FBI check)

For more information, please read the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiner’s FAQor call (888) 446-9436.