Washington State Security Guard Licensing Information

Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State
Washington State UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Washington State

Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State
Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State
Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State

Washington State How to get your unarmed private security guard license

 

How to get your license

How to get your license: Security guards Washington State

Private security guard company

An individual, partnership, or corporation in the business of providing security guard services on a contractual basis.

 

Unarmed private security guard

An individual that works for a licensed private security guard company.

 

Armed private security guard

An individual who carries a firearm while on duty working for a licensed private security guard company.

 

Certified trainer

An endorsement to a license that allows an individual to provide pre-assignment training and attest to post-assignment training for unarmed private security guards.

 

Requirements

To be licensed as an unarmed private security guard, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien.

  • Be employed by, or have a job offer from, a licensed private security guard company.

  • have no felony convictions within the past 10 years.

  • submit to drug testing, which may be ongoing.

  • submit a fingerprint card.

  • have not committed any acts of fraud.

 

What you'll need

A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online.

 

By mail

Send the following:

Mail to:

Private Security Guard Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

For veterans, military personnel, and partners

Your military experience or training might help you meet licensing requirements. You may also be able to get a temporary license if you're moving here with a current license from another state. For more information visit military assistance.

If you're a U.S. veteran, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement of your fees. For more information, visit Get paid back for test fees

Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State
Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State
Security Guard Union Washington State | United Federation LEOS-PBA WA | Washington State