Shotgun Training
Armed Security Guard License
3 Hour Course

Course Info

  • This is the security guard training class that provides the firearms training necessary to continue to work legally as an shotgun armed security guard in Virginia.
  • Students that obtain their Armed Security License must complete the 08R renewal course annually to retain their license.
  • Students are responsible for a $35.00 gun range fee that includes the range access, training weapon, ammunition & targets.

Student Perks

  • FREE application assistance to ensure Virginia Security License applications are completed correctly.
  • FREE job board for all Students!

State Requirements

  • The State of Virginia mandates that applicants for security licenses must be at least 18 years of age, have no disqualifying criminal history, and be legally allowed to work in the United States.
  • A Licensing Fee must be paid directly to the State of Virginia. This fee is not included in the course price.
  • Security Officers must have a valid Unarmed Security License in order to obtain the armed training.
  • Virginia Security Guard License Requirements.


  • Identification of Shotgun Parts
  • Slings
  • Cruiser Carry Conditions
  • Cruiser Safe
  • Chambering
  • Reloading
  • Malfunctions
  • Proper Care and Maintenance
  • Fundamentals of Shotgun Marksmanship
  • Other Required Topics