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Armed & Unarmed Guard Certification Training

These courses are for those wanting to obtain their armed or unarmed security guard certification from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.


Unarmed Guard Training: Training and final exam include the following required topics:


  • Orientation
  • Legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer
  • Emergency procedures
  • General duties


Armed Guard Training: Training and final exam include the topics covered in the unarmed guard training along with the following additional requirements:


  • Additional training for weapons or other devices that are less than lethal
  •  An armed guard must complete an additional eight hours in the classroom covering:
    • Legal limitations on the use of a firearm
    • Handling of a firearm
    • Safety and maintenance of firearms


Additional four hours of marksmanship training and achieve a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner.



We also certify in the following disciplines:

  • Defensive Baton
  • Chemical Spray
  • Handcuffing
  • Taser/Stun Device
  • In Custody Death/Excited Delirium



Cost: Unarmed Guard Training $60

          Armed Guard Training: $160

          Additional Disciplines: $50 each


Upcoming Classes in 2018:


Armed & Unarmed Guard Training/ Recertification:

*April 13th & 14th (8:30 am-4:30 pm)

*May 17th & 18th (5:30 pm- 9:30 pm)

& 19th (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)


OC Spray, Baton & Handcuffing Training: TBA