Armed Security Guard Training in Pennsylvania

February 19, 2013

Just like when you are applying to become an unarmed security guard in Pennsylvania you must file a petition with the county clerk’s office and a judge will whether or not you become licensed.


While no exact requirements are stated. The following things will go a long way in getting your petition approved.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • United States Citizen or resident alien
  • Mentally and emotionally stable
  • Good moral character
  • No alcohol or drug dependencies
  • No felony or criminal convictions.
  • Firearms training
  • Prior experience

Application Process

The application process is the similar to that of an unarmed security guard, except it is recommended that you also include the following items with your petition.

  • Proof of firearms training
  • Proof of prior experience as a security guard or similar job


There is a $17.50 fingerprint fee and a $200 license fee if your petition is approved.


Unarmed Security Guard Training in Pennsylvania
Promulgation of Local Rules of Civil Procedure; No. 6513 CV 2005

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