How to Become a Security Guard in Ohio

 

Unarmed and Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Ohio

In the state of Ohio, unarmed and armed security guards need to be registered but not licensed, as long as they are working for a licensed security company. The licensed company is responsible for ensuring all employees are registered within 7 days of hire.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Ohio

  • The applicant must be 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalency.
  • The applicant cannot have any felony convictions.
  • The applicant cannot have any misdemeanors associated with violence, drugs, theft, or fraud.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check including FBI-style fingerprinting.
  • The applicant cannot have any mental disorders or defects that would prevent performance of duties.
  • The applicant must be employed by a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer.
  • The applicant must have an Ohio driver’s license.
  • The applicant must be in good physical condition.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Ohio

  • The applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant may be required to show proof of high school diploma or the equivalency.
  • The applicant cannot have any prior felony convictions or misdemeanors associated with violence, drugs, theft, or fraud.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check.
  • The applicant cannot have any mental disorders or defects that will prohibit performance of duty.
  • The applicant must be employed by a private security company and under supervision from a licensed patrol officer.
  • The applicant must submit fingerprints.
  • The applicant must have an Ohio driver’s license.
  • The applicant must be in good physical condition.

To learn more about becoming a security guard in Ohio, visit SecurityGuardTrainingHQ.com.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a security guard in Ohio, contact Security Resources today at 877-477-9638.

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