Security Guard Training

How to start

  • What is covered in the price of every course?
    • State Certified Instructor time both in classroom and at the range
    • Complete walkthrough of the application process including package assembly when necessary
    • All necessary rental weapons, ammunition, and eyes/ears protection for the range
    • Photograph Printing for all required permits
  • What is NOT covered in the price of any course?
    • Fees paid to Maryland State Police in the form of check or Money Order are required by the applicant and not included in the course price. See Below for a list of these fees.
    • Several permit applications are required by Maryland State Police to include live fingerprint scans. The cost of obtaining fingerprints is not included in our course price and is not offered by Train To Aim. Ask your instructor in person or over the phone for recommendations nearest you.
  • How long do the permits last before they need to be renewed?
    • Wear and Carry – 2 years
    • Security Guard Clearance Card – 2 years
    • Private Investigator License – 2 years
    • HQL – 10 years
    • HC/OC/Baton – 3 years
  • What do I need to bring with me before class?

On your first day, bring information for 3 references (name, phone number, address, employment) which is required for the Maryland State Police application. Bring payment in the form of cash or credit card. Your employment history over the past 5 years (including company names, phone, and addresses) will also be asked about in the application. Also bring your Driver’s License, if you have served in the military please bring your DD214, and if you were born overeas you will need your green card or naturalization papers.

Bring your Driver’s License or other ID, wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed (bullet casings can be extremely hot and land anywhere). We provide all necessary firearms, ammunition, and eye/ear protection.

  • What do I need to bring with me before the range?

Bring your Driver’s License or other ID, wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed (bullet casings can be very hot and land