Security Officer Training: Guard Card Certification

Security Officer: Guard Card Certification

What is a Security Officer?

Are you interested in a career or part-time work in which you impact hundreds or thousands of people every day? Being a security officer might be for you. A security officer is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment. Job duties include securing premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; and permitting entry.

Course Description

Security Officer Training is a state-required, eight (8) hour course that is needed to be employed as a security officer. The student will learn about the following:

  • Brief history of security
  • Basic criminal justice
  • Basic first aide
  • Use of force
  • Search and seizure
  • Public safety/emergency response
  • General security officer duties


Students will be required to complete an exam with a 70% or better as a passing score. The course will be taught by a State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection approved instructor. Students will be advised on how to apply for the Security Officer Identification Card.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  •  High school completion or equivalent (foreign students must provide a notarized English-translated transcript)
  • Connecticut state law states that no one shall be approved for a security officer license who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense, or any crime involving honesty or integrity

Course Schedule

Summer 2021 CRN #51209

Instructor: Glenn McIntyre, CIPI, CIPM,

Dates: 7/13/21-7/22/21 Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Room: B118

Cost: $125 (includes handouts)

CEUs: .8

Registration deadline: July 6th,2021

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.

 WIOA Eligible