Security Training Chicago


Get the training you need to earn a Security Training certificate to begin or continue your career in the security industry. AGB is certified by the State of Illinois as a provider of security training in Chicago for 20 and 40 hour certificates. The course meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as outlined in the Detective Act. Our security training provides additional information that is not required by the State. Our training is more in depth than your smaller security training facility.. Our instructors are all experienced former law enforcement officers, including at the federal level and the Secret Service. We offer training that is both personal and customized to your needs, yet equal in quality to that offered by the largest national and international firms.

Chicago Security Training Services

Our security training certifications are designed to meet the needs of the two levels of security guards in the industry: unarmed, and armed. The additional armed training will require you to carry a firearm. To advance to the armed training you must first complete the unarmed training. Below you’ll find what is covered in each course.

Unarmed Training Certification – 20 Hours covers all security guard training requirements necessary to work as a security guard in Illinois, including:

  • Introduction to Security
  • Criminal/Civil Law
  • Introduction to Patrolling
  • Report Writing

For more detailed curriculum, click here.

Register for Unarmed Training Certification (20 Hour Course)

Armed Training Certification – 20 Hours (Must first complete 20-hours Unarmed Training program, totaling 40 Hours.) Includes:

  • Use of Force
  • Handgun Safety
  • Pistol Nomenclature
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Nomenclature of Ammunition
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Isometric Tension
  • Breathing Technique
  • Sight Alignment
  • Trigger Control
  • Dry Practice

For more detailed curriculum, click here.

Register for Armed Training Certification (20 Hour Course)

Annual Security Guard Training Refresher Courses
Keep in mind that a security guard license is only valid for two years. A refresher course must be completed every 12 months while employed in the security industry.
Advanced Security Training (Collegiate Level)
In partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago, AGB offers college credit courses in Advanced Security Training, including Secret Service Training and Anti-Terrorism Techniques. Call AGB for details about this program.

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