Security Guard Training

Become a licensed security guard with our expert security officer training program

AGB is certified by the state of Illinois to provide security guard training courses. Our curriculum goes beyond the requirements outlined in state law. AGB Security Training provides additional in-depth instruction that you won’t find at smaller security training companies. Our classes are taught in Chicago by NRA-trained instructors at the AGB Institute. Our trainers include former law enforcement officers, with experience at the federal level. The customized security officer training that we offer equals what you’ll find at the largest national and international firms.

Our security guards training certification is designed for two levels of guarding: unarmed security guard and armed security guard. You must complete the unarmed security training before you can take the armed security training, which prepares you to carry and use a firearm.

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Unarmed Security Guard Training Certification

AGB’s 20-hour security guard training program covers these requirements for working as an unarmed security guard in Illinois:

  • Introduction to Security—includes scope of industry and ethics
  • Criminal & Civil Law—includes use of force and positioning for control & safety
  • Introduction to Patrolling—includes handling emergencies & reporting incidents
  • Report Writing—includes accountability in reporting

Armed Security Guard Training Program

This 20-hour Armed Security Guard course cannot be completed without first taking the Unarmed Security Guard Training certification program (total 40 hours of training). The Armed Guards Training certification syllabus 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 Firing Practice
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Requirements to Become an AGB Security Officer

Interested in working for AGB as an unarmed security guard or armed security officer? Learn about our requirements to become an AGB security officer. We are hiring throughout the United States. View our current job openings.

Security Officer Training Course

These training courses provide a more extensive foundation of knowledge and practical skills for those seeking to start or advance their careers in the security guard industry.

Unarmed Security Guard Professional

In this 4-week course, students will receive expanded training exceeding all job criteria for unarmed security officers

Armed Security Guard Professional

Students will learn advanced skills for armed security officers during this 4-week course.

Advanced Security Guard Professional

This expansive 8-week course will increase the marketability of professionals working in the security industry

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