It’s no coincidence that South Carolina is both a great place to start a new business or family and also a great place for you to begin your career as a security guard.  The opportunities in South Carolina are plentiful; cities from Columbia to Charleston to Myrtle Beach are looking for individuals with unsurpassed security guard training.  If you are a security professional and are looking for a great career in the Palmetto State, make sure that you’re up to date with South Carolina’s security licensing.  In South Carolina, hiring companies must have security guard licenses; individuals are not required to have a security guard license if you are an unarmed guard.

However, we are committed to keeping you updated with all the rules and regulations for security training in South Carolina and should you desire to expand your opportunities with another form of security guard license (for example, an armed security guard license) Security Guard Exchange is here to support you.

Here are several basic prerequisites for employment as a security guard in South Carolina:

– Be 18 years old, or older.

– Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

– Must be a United States citizen or eligible to be employed in the United States.

– Submit to criminal background check (no felony convictions).

– Submit to drug test (no drug or alcohol dependence).

– Submit to fingerprinting.

– Completed training by a SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) certified trainer.

South Carolina does require that every security professional goes through basic security training by a certified trainer.  You are required to complete a minimum number of security training hours and pass a written exam. Our licensed security trainers will be instructing you with all the material from the South Carolina Technical College Private Security Training School with our own supplemental material to ensure that you get the best security guard training in the industry.

Our security guard training courses will cover:

– Your role as a private security guard officer.

– Legal implications and aspects of the job.

– The fundamentals of “detect, deter, observe, and report.”

– The latest surveillance resources and technology.

– First aid overview

– Proper Incident documentation and response

If you’re looking for an exciting new career in a field that is always in high demand, call one of our friendly and knowledgeable security representatives today!



Licensing Body:

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division


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