Illinois’ importance as a state reflecting the rest of the country can’t be understated.  It doesn’t just represent the Coasts, the Heartland, or the South, it seems like you can find a little bit of everything in Illinois.  Which is why – like every other state – Illinois’ want of quality security training is more than just a luxury, it’s a requirement. Working in Illinois means working with a wide range of people; an Illinois security license isn’t just any security license.  Make sure you get your security training with Illinois Security Guard Exchange.  We can help teach you the proper way to get your foot in the door in the exciting career of security.  Here are a couple preliminary details you need to know:

Most importantly, you need to obtain your PERC Card (Permanent Employee Registration Card).  Obtaining the PERC card fulfills many of the requirements including:

–  Proof of age (you must be 18 or older to apply for an unarmed security guard license).

–  Your social security number.

–  Your photo ID.

–  Submitting to fingerprinting.

–  Appropriate security clearance documents.

Remember that a PERC card is not specific to the security industry, you also have to perform the require 20 hours of security guard training.

Illinois has streamlined the process of getting a security guard license with the PERC card, but that doesn’t mean less training or that by getting a PERC card, that’s all you need. Contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable security specialists to help guide you through the training and employment process.

With the different locales Illinois has to offer, you may need a set of skills that’s more suited for Chicago – crowd control, security camera and equipment training or unarmed restraining tactics; you may be in a more rural location, where fire safety, first aid, and outdoor hazard training may take precedence.  Whatever your needs, Illinois’ security guard licensing has never been easier with Security Guard Exchange.  Let us guide you to a better future in security.


$55.00 application fee.

Licensing Body:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation


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