Armed Security Guard Training in Hawaii

July 13, 2012

The Hawaii state statues prohibit the use of guns, therefore firearms requirements are handled at the county level.


In addition to the requirements for getting a security guard license in Hawaii. Getting a license to work as an armed security guard includes the following requirements.

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • 4 years of experience working as a security guard.
  • Weapon permit issued by the county police.
  • Submit to Fingerprinting.

Application process

The application process is the same as when you apply for a Hawaii security guard license.


There may be a fee associated with the registration.


For more information contact the Professional and Vocational Licensing department of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at

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