Washington Unarmed Security Guard

In the state of Washington, an unarmed security guard needs to be licensed. The licensing process is governed by the Washington State Department of Licensing. In order to be approved for a license there are certain criteria that must be met first.

Basic Requirements for unarmed security guards in Washington:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • No felony convictions in the past 10 years
  • May be asked to submit to drug testing (which may be ongoing
  • Submit fingerprint card
  • Must have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Hired or have an offer of hire from a licensed company
  • Complete all pre-assignment training requirements

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Training Curriculum:

The pre-assignment training required topics must include following:

  • Role of Private Security
  • Legal Aspects
  • Patrol and Observation
  • Incident Response
  • Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
  • First Aid Overview
  • Report Writing

For more information, please consult the Pre-training study guide.


License: $111

Training material may cost additional if training isn’t provided by hiring company.

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