Oklahoma Armed Security Guard Training & License Info

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Oklahoma Armed Security Guard Training & License Requirements

Oklahoma Armed Security Guard Training & License

Oklahoma Armed Security Guard Training & License

The Security Guard license issued by Oklahoma’s CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) is a three year, renewable license. You must complete the necessary training, submit an application for a license, and undergo a finger print background check to get your Security Guard license.

To become a security guard in OK, you must b:
  • 18 years of age for unarmed license, 21 for armed license.
  • Citizen of the Untied States or alien legally residing in the U.S.
  • Be of good moral character, not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude unless waived by the Council pursuant to O.S. Title 59, Section 1750.5 (H).

Below are the items you will need to complete a new application.

  • Application with attachments completed and signature notarized.
  • Certified court Judgment and Sentence or letter of no record for each arrest and/or charge, if applicable. (All questions on page 2 must be answered)
  • Legible CLEET fingerprint cards with all required data.
  • Two current passport size color photographs or three if applying for an armed license. Paper or plastic photos are NOT acceptable. Face area
    should be no larger than 1″ square, and no sunglasses. Write your name on the back of the photographs and secure to application.
  • Local Police Department and Sheriff Department Record Checks.
  • Letter of Employment (if applicable) or Bond/Insurance.
  • Agency Application (Required if self-employed Private Investigator).
  • Documented proof of experience or comparable training.  Comparable training may be granted for certified Oklahoma Peace Officers, Reserve Officers, out of state full-time Police Officers, Military Police and Oklahoma Correctional Officer training. The experience provision may waive all or part of the mandated training upon proof that the applicant was employed as a security guard or private investigator on a full-time basis for one (1) year in the last three (3) years immediately preceding the date of application. If you don’t have training yet, you  must include a letter of employment from a licensed agency to work unarmed and complete the mandated training within 180 days from the date of application. To acquire the mandate training provision, applicants must complete the CLEET approved courses of training from one of the schools listed in the packet and pass the State Examination.
  • Applicants for an armed license must obtain a current psychological evaluation (Active full time or reserve peace officers are exempt from the psychological evaluation). Peace Officers must provide a letter from their law enforcement agency indicating active status.
  • Payment amount required. DO NOT MAIL CASH. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.  (Money Order, Company Check or Cashier’s Check only).
  • Fee, which includes a non-refundable fee of $41.00 for fingerprints:
    • Unarmed Security Guard $91.00
    • Armed Security Guard $141.00
    • Armed Guard and Armed Private Investigator (Combination) $191.00
  • If not a United States Citizen, verifiable documentation of legal residence.

Oklahoma Armed Security Guard Training Requirements & Fees

You need to get your security guard training from an approved location.

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Type of License Training Required State Exam Required Continuing Education Requirement
Armed Security Guard Phase I (20 hours)
Phase II (20 hours)
Phase IV (32 hours)
Phase I/II (Unarmed Security Guard Exam)
Phase IV (Firearms Exam)
8 hours
Combination License – Armed Security Guard and Armed Private Investigator Phase I (20 hours)
Phase II (20 hours)
Phase III (35 hours)
Phase IV (32 hours)
Phase I/II (Unarmed Security Guard Exam)
Phase III (Unarmed Private Investigator)
Phase IV (Firearms Exam)
16 hours

License Upgrades

The Security Guard license issued by CLEET is a three year, renewable license.  Licenses may be upgraded to an Armed License, or to a combination license – Security Guard/Private Investigator.  Once you have a license, that license may be upgraded, depending on the license, and will retain the current expiration date. Upgrades may be made from:

  • Unarmed Security Guard to Armed Security Guard for $50
  • Unarmed Security Guard adding Unarmed PI for  $50
  • Armed Security Guard adding Armed PI for $100
  • Armed Security Guard to Combined Armed Security Guard/Armed PI for $50

Information and forms necessary to complete an application to upgrade an Armed or Unarmed Security Guard License:

  •   Prerequisite:  Must posses a current, valid Security Guard license to perform an upgrade.
  •  Armed Affidavit
  •   Two recent color passport sized photos (same as initial application and renewals)
  •   Phase IV Training/Testing (Only required for Armed upgrade options)
  •   MMPI (Only required for Armed upgrade options)
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