Security Guard Training


Security Guard Training with our company will set you up to start your new career. To be a SLED Certified Private Security Officer you must be trained in a 4 – 8 hour class. Security Guard Training is a must in South Carolina to become a SLED Certified Private Security Officer.

Our Security Guard Training is current with all SLED’s latest regulations. In South Carolina a SLED Certified Private Security Officer must be trained by an approved company, we are it!

Security Guard Training


Who do we train for SLED Private Security Guard Training?
1. Individuals who want to start a new career.
2. Companies who are getting behind on training to certify their officers.
3. Re-certifying to keep your annual SLED card active.
4. If the Class size is large enough, we will come to your area with our “Mobile Setup” and conduct the training. To price this, we will have to know the location and class size.
5. Individuals from other states who want to work in SC as a SLED Security Officer. Yes, some individuals work for companies that do business in SC or they live close enough to the SC border and would like to work for a SC Security company. Either way, you must get a SLED Card.


Class Dates and Pricing for this training


The following Below, explains the class you should take.

1st, remember this, if you want to carry anything such as a Baton, Taser, OC Spray, etc….you must be trained to use it and have documented proof on you while working a site.

SLED does not regulate Tasers, Batons and OC Spray, meaning, if you want to carry these, you must go to someone who trains for these. You must bring your “Primary Plus” paperwork and have the instructor sign it for the item you Certified in.

Primary Basic: (Mandatory) A basic knowledge of what you can do as a legal SLED Certified Security Officer on the property you protect. To become an ” Unarmed Officer”. This class is all you will need to be a basic SLED Certified Security Officer. Taking this class does NOT include weapons, Handcuffs, Use of Force and Authority to arrest. You will be able to work as a SLED Security Officer and  wear a uniform, observe and report with no arrest authority if you choose this class alone. 4 hour class.

Primary Plus: (Optional) This class is basically an upgrade to certify you in many things such as Handcuffing, Use of force and Handguns. This class gives you the same authority as a Sheriffs deputy on the property you protect. YOU CANNOT take this class unless you have been to the “Primary Basic“. You can take both “Basic” and “Plus” in the same day. 8 hour class.

To break it down: In other words, there are really 3 types of classes,

  1. Primary basic as explained above. This is “Unarmed” and “No Arrest Authority“.
  2. Primary Plus. You take this class so that you can carry handcuffs and have “Arrest Authority“. But, still “Unarmed“.
  3. Primary Plus with Weapons. This is the cream of the crop. This class gives you everything. When completing this class you will have the documentation to proceed to get your Armed SLED Security Card. It gives you the same Authority as a Sheriffs deputy on the property you protect.

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To see if you qualify for Security Guard Training, you can visit SLED’s website here http://www.sled.sc.gov/

Security Training

SLED Security Training with our company will set you up to start your new career. To be a SLED Certified Security Officer you must be trained in a 4 – 8 hour class. Security Training is a must in South Carolina to become Certified.

Security Training

Who do we train for SLED Security?
1. Individuals who want to start a new career.
2. Companies who are getting behind on training to certify their officers.
3. Re-certifying to keep your annual SLED card active.
4. If the Class size is large enough, we will come to your area with our “Mobile Setup” and conduct the training. To price this, we will have to know the location and class size.
5. Individuals from other states who want to work in SC as a SLED Security Officer. Yes, some individuals work for companies that do business in SC or they live close enough to the SC border and would like to work for a SC Security company. Either way, you must get a SLED Card.

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Here is an explanation of the SLED Certified Security Training that each Officer must take.

Primary Basic: (Mandatory) A basic knowledge of what you can do as a legal SLED Certified Security Officer on the property you protect. To become an ” Unarmed Officer”. This class is all you will need to be a basic SLED Certified Officer. Taking this class does NOT include weapons, Handcuffs, Use of Force and Authority to arrest. You will be able to work as a SLED Security Officer and  wear a uniform, observe and report with no arrest authority if you choose this class alone. 4 hour class.

Primary Plus: (Optional) This class is basically an upgrade to certify you in many things such as Handcuffing, Use of force and Handguns. This class gives you the same authority as a Sheriffs deputy on the property you protect. YOU CANNOT take this class unless you have been to the “Primary Basic“. You can take both “Basic” and “Plus” in the same day. 8 hour class.

To break it down: In other words, To become a “mall security guard” all you need is Primary Basic because usually they don’t let you have too much authority. However, everything an officer needs to carry on his duty belt for example handguns, Taser, OC Pepper Spray, Batons and Handcuffs will have to be trained by a person that is Certified to train you with these weapons. This training falls under the Primary Plus Training. WE OFFER THIS TRAINING.

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SLED Certified Security Training:
Our SLED Certified Security Training is above and beyond what is required. When you leave our class, you will have a better insight of what you can and cannot do as a SLED Security Officer. Our SLED Security Training for Security officers is affordable and will get you ready for a new career.

Who do we train?
1. Individuals who want to start a new career.
2. Companies who are getting behind on training to certify their officers.
3. Re-certifying to keep your annual SLED card active.

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Primary Basic: (Mandatory) A basic knowledge of what you can do as a legal SLED Certified Security Officer on the property you protect. To become an ” Unarmed Officer”. This class is all you will need to be a basic SLED Certified Officer. Taking this class does NOT include weapons, Handcuffs, Use of Force and Authority to arrest. You will be able to work as a SLED Security Officer and  wear a uniform, observe and report with no arrest authority if you choose this class alone. 4 hour class.

Primary Plus: (Optional) This class is basically an upgrade to certify you in many things such as Handcuffing, Use of force and Handguns. This class gives you the same authority as a Sheriffs deputy on the property you protect. YOU CANNOT take this class unless you have been to the “Primary Basic”. You can take both “Basic” and “Plus” in the same day. 8 hour class.

To break it down: In other words, To become a “mall security guard” all you need is Primary Basic because usually they don’t let you have too much authority. However, everything an officer needs to carry on his duty belt for example handguns, Taser, OC Pepper Spray, Batons and Handcuffs will have to be trained by a person that is Certified to train you with these weapons. This training falls under the Primary Plus Training. WE OFFER THIS TRAINING.

For Taser classes, click here.
For OC Pepper Spray classes, click here.

Here is what you need to know:
You can hold more than 1 SLED Card. This is a great thing because some companies need part time Officers. So, you can be an Unarmed Officer at 1 company and become an Armed Officer at another. This also allows Officers to get more hours by being flexible working for more than 1 company. YOU WILL GET A SLED CARD FOR EACH COMPANY YOU WORK FOR.

All SLED Certified Security Officers are required to have “Primary Basic” at a minimum.

NOTE: When you get done with any of the SLED training regarding “Primary Basic” or “Primary Plus” you will not be certified at that instant moment. YOU WILL have to send in your application to SLED with the training records from our company, with the SLED fees, finger prints, photo, etc. We walk you through this whole process. Once approved by SLED, then you will be an  “official SLED certified officer”.

Taser and OC Pepper Spray? We cannot fit Taser and OC Pepper Spray in the above classes because of the amount of time required. To do all of our training will take 2 full days to be a SLED Certified Armed officer with Handcuffing, Weapons, Taser and OC Pepper Spray. We can price a full package for this option per student or a group price.

Can you meet SLED’s Requirements?
To visit SLED’s website to see if you are you ineligible?

http://www.sled.sc.gov/Documents/PI/SecIneligibilityList.pdf

Welcome to our Security page, learning how to become a

SLED Certified Security Officer

Here is some information you will not find anywhere on any other Security Companies website, except ours. We try to help future students / officers understand what is required and how to go about starting a new career.

To become a SLED Certified Security Officer you must have a clean background. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it will have to be offenses that SLED does not see as a Felony or multiple Misdemeanors. Candidates for security are supposed to have good morale character and work ethics.

Before you read on, Yes, we offer all the required training right here at SC Training .

Our training is detailed and we will come to you! We also provide 1 on 1 classes if the need is immediate. Our training pages are very informative and will get you started in the right direction.

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To become a SLED Certified Security Officer

you will have to take the minimum class called “Primary Basic“. It became official on January 17, 2017. When you take this class, you will be a “SLED Certified Unarmed Officer” with NO arrest authority. This class is 4 hours and when finished, you could apply for Unarmed positions like working at the mall, store security and posts that they just want a security presence.

If you desired, your next class would be to take the “Primary Plus” class. This class is the 2nd part of the SLED training. This class will give you the arrest authority to carry handcuffs. It also goes into some of the laws to teach you how to not violate the rights of others regarding their freedom of movement (4th amendment) when and if you need to arrest or stop and frisk someone. This class is 4 hours and when you are done you will be a “SLED Certified Unarmed Officer with the authority to arrest”. This is what a lot of Security companies look for in an applicant. In other words to get to this point would be 8 hours of training with “Primary Basic” class and the “Primary Plus” class. Yes, you can do both of these classes “Basic” and “Primary Plus” in 1 (8 hour) class.

Now, you can upgrade to become a “SLED Certified Armed Security Officer”. To do this, you would simply request this option so that during the “Primary Plus” Training, it would be inserted in the class. SLED requires all this plus the weapons portion to be done in at least 8 hours? I am going to tell you, with the weapons training because of going to the range, we are about 9 – 10 hours, a full day. When you finish this class, you will be a “SLED Certified Armed Security Officer” and now, more marketable to land a job at many security companies in South Carolina. Yes…you can take the “Basic”, “Plus” and “weapons” training all in the same day…a long day, but that depends on the size of the class.

Do we offer Taser and OC Pepper Spray? Yes, just click the blue links.

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Here is more information about the SLED training, Taser Training and OC Pepper Spray training. SC Training Page.

SLED Security Training

People call all the time and ask many questions about the requirements or how to become a SLED Certified Security Officer. Take some time to review our information and everything will become clear for you.

We offer training in:

  1. Primary Basic: For SC only or to work in SC. This class is mandatory to become a SLED Certified Security Officer. To do any of the other training listed below, in SC, you must have this class 1st. We are licensed through SLED to teach this.
  2. Primary Plus: For SC only or to work in SC. This class is optional to become a SLED Certified Security Officer with the authority to arrest and to learn the laws for “use of force”. We are licensed through SLED to teach this.
  3. Weapons Training: For SC only or to work in SC. This class is optional to become a ARMED SLED Certified Security Officer with the authority to arrest and to learn the laws for “use of force”. This is an Ad-on to the “Primary Plus Training”. We are licensed through SLED to teach this.
  4. CEW / Taser: This class is available for any Certified Security Officer in the US. You must be a Certified Security officer already to be able to take this class. This class is optional to be able to carry a “TASER” while performing your duties. For SC, this is an Ad-on to the “Primary Plus Training”. For other states, we just certify you. We are licensed through TASER to teach this.
  5. OC Pepper Spray: This class is available for any Certified Security Officer in the US. You must be a Certified Security officer already to be able to take this class. This class is optional to be able to carry “OC Pepper Spray” while performing your duties. For SC, this is an Ad-on to the “Primary Plus Training”. For other states, we just certify you. We are licensed through Sabre to teach this.
  6. CWP: For SC residents. We are approved and Certified through SLED as an instructor. This class is for civilians who want to carry a concealed weapon on them for their safety.

Every student gets a professionally assembled binder for the class they want to take. In the binders are added information to help the officer (student) get a better understanding of the class.

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Are you a “Local” Security company that needs assistance with training some of your officers?

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If you are an individual, meaning you do not work for a security company at all.

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Are you a security company from another state that wants their officers certified to work in SC?

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Are you a security company from another state and just want Taser or OC Pepper Spray training?

Click the Taser or OC Pepper Spray links.

Are you a “Civilian” looking to get their CWP license?

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Primary Basic and Primary Plus are explained here.

  1. Primary Basic (Mandatory): To basically become a “Mall security guard” or to meet the minimum requirements by SLED. This means no “arrest authority”, no “use of force” training. This is a 4 hour class.

The following is a part of the Primary Plus Class.

Primary Plus is basically what makes an officer have arrest powers and carry different types of weapons.

  1. Weapons Certification: To carry a handgun on your posts.This is part of the Primary Plus Training, if selected.
  2. OC Pepper Spray: To carry OC Pepper Spray on your post. This is part of the Primary Plus Training, if selected.
  3. CEW (Taser): To carry a Taser on your post. This is part of the Primary Plus Training, if selected.
  4. Handcuffing: To have arrest powers this is a must. This is part of the Primary Plus Training, if selected.
  5. CWP: Civilian training to carry your weapon legally as a concealed weapons holder.

To help you understand “Primary Plus” better:

A. You can ask for the Authority to arrest, Use of force and Handcuffing with the Laws and nothing else, no weapons at all. This is the bare minimum for “Primary Plus”. If you take this, it allows you to carry handcuffs and make arrests.

B. You can certify in Taser and NOT with a handgun or OC Pepper Spray.

C. You can certify in OC Pepper Spray only and NOT do the handgun and Taser.

D. You can certify in the handgun only and NOT do the OC Pepper Spray or Taser.

E. You can certify in all of the above and become a “Premium” more marketable officer for any agency that is ready to hire.

F. With options B, C and D….you will be trained with handcuffing , use of force and some law because there are weapons involved in these options.

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We can do all your training from our training facility, or we can come to you!

We also do training on Saturdays and Sundays!!!!

Welcome to South Carolina’s Private Security Company

We are not your every day “Mall Security Guard” company.

If you are looking for a company that is an alternative to having an actual Sheriffs deputy on your business property or in your neighborhood, we are it.

Our services are an extension of your local police department. Unfortunately your local law enforcement cannot spend too much time in your neighborhood or on your business property as they have other responsibilities across their jurisdiction. It’s not a reflection of bad policing in your area, it’s just the way the system is….there are not enough hours in a day for them to visit everyone. This is where we come in.

Our crime deterrence programs are unique and fill that gap to ensure you get proper patrolling every day in your neighborhood or on your business property.

Certified

As a SLED Certified Security Company, when we are contracted by you, we have the same authority as your local police department to protect you and your property. This means everything from an arrest to use of force if needed.

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Authenticity

Having the same authority as your local police department comes with great responsibility. This is why we look and act professional, raising the bar as “Just a security company“.

Deterrence

We build real “deterrence” programs for our clients that are designed to stop future criminal behavior.

What is deterrence? The ability to put fear in the minds of those who might want to commit future criminal activities on your business property or residential neighborhood. Most of the time, if the bad guy knows you have a security program in place, they normally move on to another neighborhood or business that doesn’t.

Call or Email us today for you complimentary on-site demonstration. Let us show you what a program looks like for your community or business.

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We service all the cities of Upstate South Carolina

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Here is more information on becoming a security guard

When the going gets tough, crimes such as theft and burglary tend to rise as people resort to desperate means to get what they want. Therefore, jobs for security guards continue to be in demand. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of security guards is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Security guard jobs are available in a number of industries, from shopping malls, to hospitals, to business complexes and universities. So how does one obtain a security guard license?

  1. First, you have to apply for a license in whichever state you reside. Each state has specific licensing requirements, and they differ from state to state. Begin by finding your government department responsible for licensing security guards. They’ll be able to tell you the specific licensing requirements you must fulfill.
  2. Next, make sure you possess the necessary education requirements. Almost all states require a high school diploma or GED for security guard licensing, and some may require a higher degree depending on if you plan to operate your own security company.
  3. If you have the necessary education, you’ll then need to submit to both a thorough background check and drug screening through your states Department of Justice and the FBI. If you do have an offense on your record that has been dismissed, be prepared to disclose that information.
  4. If you successfully pass the background check and drug screening, you must then undergo training in emergency procedures, property rights, and the detention of suspects. Some states, like New York and California, require that security guards receive state-approved training. Other states allow training to be conducted through a third-party training facility, so you’ll have to look into the requirements for the state in which you’re being licensed.  Certain states also require separate permits and training to carry tear gas or a baton while on duty.

Once you have fulfilled the above requirements, complete your official licensing application through your state. You’ll also be issued a fingerprint card that needs to be taken to an agency-approved fingerprinting site to have your fingerprints registered.

As a security guard, you can expect to earn somewhere between $19,150 and $30,100*. This factor depends on a number of things, including which industry you are employed in (medical and surgical hospital guards earn around $29,020 compared to investigation and security services guards, who earn $22,170), and if you are licensed and certified to carry a weapon or not. Armed security guards earn more than unarmed security guards due to the training and responsibility that comes along with carrying or using a weapon.