Armed Security Guard Training in Ohio

February 12, 2013

In addition to the requirements for working as an unarmed security guard in Ohio you must meet the following requirements.


  • At least 21 years of age
  • Complete a Ohio training commission approved¬†firearms training course

Training Course

A firearms training course is at 24 hours of classroom and range training and an additional  5 hours of training for each additional weapon.


The registration must be renewed annually. It is the hiring company who is responsible for this.

Firearms qualification must be completed annually.

Application Process

Registration is similar to that of an unarmed security guard, except that the superintendent must also be notified of your duties and firearm requirements. Also you should have the following ready before applying.

  • Certificate of completed approved firearms course


There is a $40 registration fee.


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