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.

Security Officer Training

SLED Security Guard Training

To see if you qualify for Security Guard Training, you can visit SLED’s website here

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Security Guard Training

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Security Training

SLED Security Training: To obtain or re-certify your SLED card. This class is for New careers and Existing SLED Security. Click here

OC / Pepper Spray: To obtain authorization to carry OC Pepper Spray on your duty belt as a SLED Security Officer. Click here.

Taser / CEW: To obtain authorization to carry a conductive electronic weapon (Taser) on your duty belt as a SLED Security Officer. Click here.

Free Weapons Clinic for Women: To familiarize women with the use of a handgun to include learning the working parts and SAFETY. Click here.

SC CWP Training: To legally carry your firearm concealed. Click here.



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.


How to Become a Licensed Security Guard with SC Private Security

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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.