Security Guard Requirements in Michigan


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Security Guard Training In Michigan

In Michigan, the unarmed security guard does not need to be licensed. The company that hires you needs to hold the license and can hire unarmed security guards that are not licensed. However, there are basic criteria that the state requires.

Basic requirements for unarmed security guard in Michigan:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • May be required to submit to drug testing (This is not required by the state but may be required by hiring agency)
  • Successfully pass a background check

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Good Communication skills

Training Curriculum

If training from the company is provided or required, a basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Role of Private Security
  2. Legal Aspects
  3. Patrol and Observation
  4. Incident Response
  5. Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  6. Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
  7. First Aid Overview

For a list of frequently asked questions about security guard requirements in Michigan, please click here.

For your application, including information about fingerprint scans, which are required for your background check, please visit the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs or call 517-241-8205.


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