Security Officer Training: Guard Card Certification

Security Officer Training: 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
  • Provide proof of 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

Course: CRN #14393

Instructor: Glenn McIntyre, CIPI, CIPM,

Glenn has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with membership in three professional associations. He holds over ten instructor certifications. He worked for a year and a half as a Private Investigator and has twenty- six years in private security. His positions have ranged from entry level to his current position as Area Manager of Training and Development.

Spring 2021

Days/Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, 3/9/21-3/18/21

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

Room: B118

Cost: $125 (includes handouts)

CEUs: .8

Registration deadline: 3/2/21

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SNAP and WIOA Eligible

SNAP-eligible recipients – Please note this is not an enrichment program. The outcome of this training is employment. Please note that employment may directly impact your disability benefits.

WIOA is a voluntary work program. Participants must be able to work upon completion of the program.