Massachusetts Armed & Unarmed Security Guard Training & License Requirements

In Massachusetts, certification is not required to become an armed or unarmed security guard. There are however, some basic requirements that must be met under the Watch Guard Patrol Agency.

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

 

 

Requirements of Massachusetts Security Guards / Security Officers:

There are a number of requirements which you need to meet to become an unarmed security guard:

  • Be at least 18 year old
  • Be a United States of America citizen or registered resident alien
  • Submit to drug testing (this also may be on-going)
  • Successfully pass a background check

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

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

  • Be at least 18 year old
  • Be a United States of America citizen or registered resident alien
  • Submit to drug testing (this also may be on-going)
  • Successfully pass a background check

For more information, please contact the Massachusetts State Police on 617-727-3200.