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Unarmed Security Officer
Continuing Education


If you had an unarmed private security officer license within the past 2 years, which expired on November 30th, 2022, you are required to complete ALL applicable continuing education hours described below and renew your security license. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Unarmed private security officers are required to complete a total of 32 hours of continuing education every two years.

16 hours must be “Core” continuing education.
Core continuing education includes the following topics:

  • Company Operational Procedures Manual
  • Applicable State Laws and Rules
  • Legal Powers and Limitations of Private Security Officers
  • Observation and Reporting Techniques
  • Ethics
  • Management of Aggressive Behavior
  • Use of Force De-Escalation Techniques
  • Emergency Techniques
  • Basic Life Saving Course (CPR, AED, First Aid)

The other 16 hours may consist of “Core” or “Professional” continuing education.

Professional continuing education includes one or more of the following topics:

  • Executive Protection
  • Driving Techniques for the Security Professional
  • Basic Self-Defense Escort Techniques
  • Crowd Control
  • Access Control and the Use of Electronic Detection Devices
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
  • Use of Defensive Items and Objects
  • Homeland Security – Bomb Threat/Anti-Terrorism
  • Any Other Topic Relevant to the Education of Security Professionals
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Failure to complete ALL required continuing education before renewing an unarmed or armed private security officer license is a violation of Unlawful & Unprofessional Conduct, punishable as a Class A Misdemeanor.

58-1-501. Unlawful and unprofessional conduct.
(1) “Unlawful conduct” means conduct, by any person, that is defined as unlawful under this title and includes:
(e) obtaining a passing score on a licensure examination, applying for or obtaining a license, or otherwise dealing with the division or a licensing board through the use of fraud, forgery, or intentional deception, misrepresentation, misstatement, or omission;
(2) “Unprofessional conduct” means conduct, by a licensee or applicant, that is defined as unprofessional conduct under this title or under any rule adopted under this title and includes:
(h) practicing or attempting to practice an occupation or profession requiring licensure under this title by any form of action or communication which is false, misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent;

58-1-502. Unlawful and unprofessional conduct — Penalties.
(1) Unless otherwise specified in this title, a person who violates the unlawful conduct provisions defined in this title is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

This means if you lie and claim you have completed the required continuing education but HAVE NOT completed it, renewing your security license anyway, thinking that you will complete it before November 30th, you CANNOT do this. IT IS ILLEGAL!!

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