SLED Security training
SLED Certified Training for Security
SLED Certified Security Training is really broken in to 2 classes. To become a SLED Certified Security Officer we have made it easy for you, just review all this information and we believe most of your questions will be answered.
The 2 SLED Certified Security Training classes are:
- 4 hour class called “Primary Basic” to be Certified as an Unarmed Security Officer.
- Another 4 hour class called “Primary Plus” to become a SLED Certified Armed Security Officer if you take the Weapons portion.
- Yes, you can schedule to take both classes in the same day.
Please review this entire page as we have enough information on it to help you decide which classes you want, how to enroll and what to expect.
WE DO NOT take phone calls regarding Training UNTIL you have contacted us through email and have read our information. We have wasted a lot of time on the phone with information that is RIGHT HERE on our website, as well as after spending 30 minutes with someone they tell us they did not know we train in Greenville SC and it’s too far for them?
So…..please read all the information and contact us by email and we WILL BE GLAD TO HELP YOU!!!
Who do we train?
- Individuals who want to start a new career.
- Companies who are getting behind on training to certify their officers.
- Re-certifying to keep your annual SLED card active.
- If you cannot come to Greenville and 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.
- 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.
Quick Questions and Answers
TO BECOME A SLED CERTIFIED SECURITY OFFICER
Q. How old can I be to be an ARMED Security Officer?
A. You must be 21 for Armed and 18 to be an Unarmed Security Officer.
Q. Can I become Certified after I take the class?
A. Once you take the class, all your information is sent to SLED. They will decide upon your “Background Information” if you meet the standards and criteria to become a SLED Certified Security Officer.
Q. Can I pay for the class on my own so that I can get trained as soon as I want to?
A. Yes, you can contact any authorized training center that offers SLED TRAINING. Again, once you finish the training, it does NOT mean you are Certified.
Q. What is the benefit of me doing the training on my own?
A. Here are 2 main reasons,
- If you already have your training completed, you can go to any Security company and apply for a job….having your training records in your hands may put you over the top of other candidates as NOW you are ready to work that day.
- Having your training completed already shows a company that you are a serious and qualified candidate.
Q. If I live out of state but live close to SC can I get SLED Certified?
A. Yes, as long as the company that hires you is a SLED Licensed Company.
Q. I have been in a little trouble in the past, will this hurt me from becoming a SLED Certified Officer?
A. A little trouble? What you determine a little trouble and what SLED determines a little trouble will be the answer to this. A Felony will keep you from getting Certified. A misdemeanor? Well…a speeding ticket is a misdemeanor, so, depending on the charge and how long ago it was will be what SLED will take in to consideration when the review your background.
Q. I have a CWP in SC, will this help me get Certified?
A. Having your CWP has nothing to do with SLED Security. The only thing it will help with is that when it comes time to qualify with a weapon, you will most likely have no problem passing.
Below explains the different classes
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. You will not have the authority to arrest, use of force and NO weapons of any sort.
Add “Primary Plus” (No weapons) to your class and this will give you the authority to arrest, use of force, handcuffing.
Add “Primary Plus with Weapons” and this will give you the same authority as your local police department officer on the property the company you work for has a contract with.
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 Security Officer”.
…Can you meet SLED’s Requirements?
To visit SLED’s website,
click the photo below and review their policies and regulations for becoming a SLED Certified Armed or Unarmed officer.