Montana Unarmed Security Guard

A license is required for unarmed security guards in the state of Montana. The hiring company must also train their unarmed guards.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Montana:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must show proof of citizenship
  • Must be employed by a licensed security or proprietary company
  • Must successfully pass a FBI and Montana Dept. of Justice background check
  • Provide proof of training
  • Passport photo showing full face, head and shoulders
  • Submit application with all required information and fees

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good Communication skills
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time


The company must provide training: 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:
Application fee: $75.00

For exact application information, please see the Application for Private Security Guard or call (406) 841-2348.

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