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Unarmed & Armed Security Training From AGB Security Guard Training Institute

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 for security 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 guard training classes are 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, as well as qualifies you to complete an Illinois perc card application.

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Unarmed Security Officer Training Certification

AGB’s 20-hour classes on security guard training covers these requirements for working as a security guard:

  • 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 Guard class cannot be completed without first taking the Unarmed Security Guard Training classes (total 40 hours of training). The Armed Guards Training certification syllabus includes:

  • Use of Force Training
  • Handgun Safety Training
  • Pistol Nomenclature
  • Cleaning and Maintenance Training
  • Nomenclature of Ammunition
  • Loading & Unloading Training
  • Shooting Fundamentals Training
    • 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 security as a security guard or armed security officer? Learn about our requirements to become an AGB security officer. We are hiring for security companies throughout the United States.

Illinois Perc Card Application

We offer Illinois Perc Card certification as part of our Armed security guard training program. Some AGB positions require Perc Certification. Please review current job openings to verify job requirements.

Training Courses

These security officer 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 Professional

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

Armed Security Professional

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

Advanced Security Training

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

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