Security Guard

Program Description

8 HOUR PRE-ASSIGNMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY GUARDS
The Security Guard Act of 1992 mandates that all private security trainers must be certified. All security guards are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course prior to applying to the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card. REOC’s Security Guard Training is designed to provide the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course so that successfully completing students are trained and approved to apply for the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card.

8 HOUR ANNUAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY GUARDS
This is an 8-hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, and annually thereafter. The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

16 HOUR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY GUARDS
All security guards must complete a 16-hour course within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Students must have successfully completed the 8-hour Pre-Assignment Security Guard training before registering for this course. Students must attend 100 percent of the course hours and pass a written examination in order to pass the course and to earn the certificate. Materials will be provided by the instructor.

CAREER OUTLOOK
Employment of security guards and gaming surveillance officers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be excellent, especially for security guards. ¹

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¹ BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK, 2016-17 EDITION, SECURITY GUARDS AND GAMING SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS, ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.BLS.GOV/OOH/PROTECTIVE-SERVICE/SECURITY-GUARDS.HTM (VISITED NOVEMBER 26, 2016).

Program Requirements

Diploma or HSE; 18+ yrs of age; Social Security Card; Successful completion of the 8-hour PreAssignment Security Guard Training Course and fingerprinting

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