In addition to the requirements for getting a security guard license in Tennessee. Getting a license to work as an armed security guard includes the following requirements.
- At least 21 years of age
- Complete 12 hours of firearms training
Firearms training includes 8 hours of classroom and 4 hours of range training. Topics include.
- Legal limitations on the use of a firearm
- Handling of a firearm
- Safety and maintenance of firearms
- Marksmanship training
The license must be renewed every 2 years. A 4 hour firearms refresher course must be completed every 2 years.
The application process for armed guards is similar to that of an unarmed guard. Application forms can be found at the Private Protective Services website.
There is a $75 application fee, a $30 license fee, a $15 conditional registration card fee and a $60 fingerprinting fee.
Renewal is $60.