Ok, so you have decided to become a security guard. The next decision to make is whether you want to be an armed security guard or an unarmed security guard. If you go for the armed security guard profession, you will need to know a few things before you apply for the job. It is not easy to become an armed security guard. However, if you are persistent and you are convinced to pursue a career as an armed security guard, read further!
First, you will need to obtain a class g security license to carry a firearm. This license is meant to make sure that only people who understand firearm handling and shooting are carrying firearms. To apply for a class g security license, you will need to be a U.S citizen or you will need to have a permanent alien status. If you are in the U.S with a temporary alien status you will not be able to obtain a license to carry a firearm.
Second, be prepared to sit in the classroom and spend hours on a firing range as this is required to even qualify for taking an exam. The theoretical part of the course is covering topics like weapon handling, safety, and regulations. The practice part takes place on the firing range where you need to show that you can handle a firearm.
Once you have completed the course successfully, you will need to take an exam to show that you master both the theoretical and the practical part of handling a firearm.
After paying the required fees, your license will be submitted to you. This is was the hardest part of the road of becoming an armed security guard. The next and last step is to contact a local security company by sending them your resume accompanied by a cover letter. Mention your firearm license. This will help you to get the job you always wanted even faster! Contact us now for more information.