Unarmed Security Guard Training in Iowa

July 15, 2012


  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not addicted to or dependent on alcohol or drugs
  • No felony or aggravated misdemeanor or fraud convictions.
  • No history of repeated acts of violence.
  • Good moral character
  • Emotionally and mentally stable
  • Complete a state certified training course.

Course description

The Iowa state certified training course includes, but is not limited to;

  • Role of private security
  • Legal aspects
  • Patrol and observation
  • Incident response
  • Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Working with and addressing the public
  • First aid overview

Application process

To apply for a license please contact the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Before you apply for a personal license, make sure you have the following;

  • Fingerprints
  • Photo I.D.


Iowa Department of Public Safety
Iowa Code Chapter 80A

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