Licensing as a Security Guard in the “Green Mountain State” Vermont is managed by the Vermont State Board of Private Investigative and Security Services. In order to attain your unarmed Security Officer license you will have to complete state required Security Guard training. The unarmed Security Guard license must be renew on a fixed biennial schedule: June 1st of odd numbered years. The expiration date will be printed on the issued license and must be valid throughout your period of employment.

If you’ve determined that you would like to get your Vermont unarmed security guard license here are the basic requirements to be met by the registrant:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be in “good standing” with the Vermont Department of Taxes.
  • Individual Security Guard license applicant must submit a completed application.
  • Must submit fingerprints.
  • Must submit 2 – passport style pictures.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime that would tend to question the honesty and integrity of the person.
  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications set and approved by the Board.
  • Must submit documentation showing two years of experience.
  • Must also take and pass the required examination

Some of the topics to be covered in the Vermont 40 hour Security Officer training course are:

  • Role of a Security Guard
  • Ethics and conduct
  • Legal powers and limitations
  • Communication and public relations
  • Patrolling /investigation
  • Emergency response
  • Observation and note taking
  • Report writing
  • Access control
  • Other Required Security Guard Training

Temporary or part-time registrants for the Vermont unarmed Security Guard license will need to complete and minimum 8 hour training course to include the following subjects:

  • Role of a Security Guard
  • Ethics and conduct
  • Legal powers and limitations

Vermont is a great place to start your career and the first steps are your security guard license and security guard training. Become a vital part of the community – with our Vermont Security Jobs Board, you’ll see how many doors proper security licensing can open.


Licensing Body:
Vermont State Board of Private Investigative and Security Services

Vermont Statutes Title 26 Chapter 59