Unarmed Security Guard Training in Wisconsin

March 28, 2013

In order to work as a security guard in Wisconsin you must be registered. Registration is handled by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing Office. Before you can become a registered guard you must fulfill the following requirements.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • United States citizen or resident alien
  • Good moral character
  • mentally and emotionally stable
  • No drug or alcohol dependencies
  • No disqualifying felony or criminal convictions


Training may be required by the hiring company. A course may include:

  • Role of Private Security
  • Legal Aspects
  • Patrol and Observation
  • Incident Response
  • Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Working with and addressing the public
  • First Aid

Application Process

Applying for a Private Security Permit requires that you compete and submit an application form. In addition to completing the form. Make sure you have the following items:

  • Electronic fingerprints (aquired from http://www.l1enrollment.com/state/?st=wi).
  • 2 forms of photo ID.
  • 1 recent passport style color photograph.
  • A signed release of information form for completing a background check.


There is a $75 application fee. If you need a temporary permit as well as a regular permit the fee is $93. There is also a $48.50 fingerprinting fee.


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DSPS: Private Security Permit

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