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Security Guard Training

Effective June 1,2024, Security Guard applicants are required to complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours basic training for Security Guards. The Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission has created 17 mandated objectives to be taught in these courses. Security Guard renewals that are completed after June 1, 2024 must be accompanied by proof of eight (8) hours of In-service training. All training content must be approved and authorized by the Certification Unit of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions prior to being held.

The documents below provide details on how to apply for these authorizations and the required training objectives. The Security Guard Application Form below must be used and the SG Training Instructions will provide the steps necessary to obtain these approvals.