Rhode Island Unarmed Security Guard

In Rhode Island, a license is required for unarmed security guards. Licensing is administered by the Attorney General’s office. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Rhode Island:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Mentally competent
  • Have good moral character
  • No drug or alcohol use or dependence
  • No felony convictions
  • No disabilities that would prevent performance of duty
  • Not have had a similar license or registration revoked
  • Submit to criminal background check

Training Curriculum:

If training from the company is provided or required: A basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:

(1) Role of Private Security
(2) Legal Aspects
(3) Patrol and Observation
(4) Incident Response
(5) Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
(6) Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
(7) First Aid Overview

Fees are nonrefundable:

For more information, please read Rules and Regulations – Relating to the Licensing and Regulation.

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