Armed Security Guard Training in Tennessee

February 19, 2013

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.

Application Process

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.


Unarmed Security Guard Training in Tennessee
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Private Protective Services

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