Colorado’s security guard licensing requirements are a little bit unusual because they’re handled by the city where you’ll be working instead of by the entire state. In this case, you would go to the town clerk or the town licensing commissioner, depending upon where you will be working.
The application requirements are pretty light for an unarmed security guard. First, you must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Colorado. You will need a valid photo ID and social security number. And, like most states, Colorado does require you to submit fingerprints and clear a criminal background check.
Colorado also requires you to submit a health certificate. This certificate must state that you have no medical conditions which will adversely affect your duties. It must be signed by a physician and submitted within sixty days of applying for your security guard license.
Different counties will have different training requirements. Inquire with your city clerk to learn what you will need to take.
Armed Guard Requirements
You need to be at least 21 to apply as an armed guard. You’ll generally need to produce 3 reference letters from non-family members who will testify to your good character. You also can’t apply for an armed guard license unless you have a job offer from a security company.
You’ll have to meet all of the same requirements that an unarmed guard has to meet. And you will have to submit additional information, such as the make, model, and license plate number of your vehicle.
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