New Unarmed Security Guard Georgia – Fees & Training Detailed Info

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No license or registration of unarmed security guards is required by Georgia. However, Georgia does require that you complete some security training classes before you go on duty.

Type of Security Guard License Required & Issuing Authority

No license or registration of unarmed security guards is required by Georgia. However, Georgia does require that you complete some security training classes before you go on duty.

Security Guard Training Requirements & Fees

You are required to take a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction in a basic security officer training program that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Role of Private Security

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a. Crime Awareness and Prevention
b. Private Security and the Criminal Justice System
c. Ethics and Professionalism

2. Legal Aspects

a. Principal Misdemeanors and Felonies
b. Overview of Title 43-38 as it relates to the Security Profession
c. Overview of Board Rules 509 et al
d. Arrest and Proper Use of Force
e. Liability
f. Courtroom testimony

3. Patrol and Observation

a. Patrol techniques
b. Information gathering
c. Crimes in progress
d. Officer Safety
e. Note taking and Report Writing

4.  Incident Response

a. Responding to Emergencies
b. Crowd control and evacuation
c. Fire control and Prevention
d. Hazardous Materials
e. Bomb Threats and Terrorism

5. Security Resources

a. CCTV Operation and Video Documentation
b. Alarm systems
c. Access Control
d. Electronic Article Surveillance

6. Customer Service Issues

a. Public relations
b. Interpersonal Communications

7.  First Aid Overview

Security Guard Background Check & Fingerprinting Fees

None required by the State of Georgia. Your employer may require a background check.

Security Guard Application & License Fees

None required.

Security Guard Other Requirements

The only requirements are those specified by your employer.

Security Guard Uniforms in Georgia

If you wear a uniform as an unarmed guard:

  • You must wear a patch or armband on the upper left sleeve of your uniform with the word SECURITY shown in three quarter inch block lettering. Lettering of the word SECURITY shall be dark on light background or light on dark background. Patches or armbands may be applied by velcro closure bands, elastic bands or sewn patches.

 

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