Security Guard Training

The only real security that a man [or woman] can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

– Henry Ford

Become an Armed Security Guard

It takes courage and selflessness to commit to safeguarding people and property. The private security field is an important and honorable occupation. At CSA, we hold the security profession in high regard, and we design our training curriculum accordingly. If you’re interested in training to become a well-prepared and highly-qualified security professional, we can help.

Private security work in Tennessee is governed by the Private Protective Services Licensing and Regulatory Act (Title 62, chapter 35 of the Tennessee Code). It’s regulated by the Department of Commerce and Insurance, which administers the application process here. Details about state regulations can be found on the Tennessee Private Protective Services website.

In Tennessee, all armed security guards must meet the armed guard registration requirements to be authorized to carry a firearm on the job. CSA’s armed guard certification course satisfies the training requirement imposed by Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-35-118 (b) for applicants seeking to earn an armed security registration card.

As required by law, this is a 16-hour (two-day) course that includes 4 hours of instruction on authority, duties and legal responsibilities of security guards, and 8 hours on use of force laws in Tennessee, gun safety, and proper selection of weapons and gear. In addition, several hours are spent in live fire training on the range including hands-on time with weapons to improve mindset, marksmanship, and manipulation skills, as well as defensive shooting tactics, techniques, and procedures. 

Are you interested in upgrading from an unarmed guard to an armed guard registration? We offer training for that too. We also offer license renewal training for security professionals (required by law every two years to keep license current). If you’d like to inquire about renewals or unarmed security, please contact us.