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Unarmed Private Security Officer License


An applicant for licensure as an unarmed private security officer must meet the minimum requirements.

  • Applicants must complete an approved basic education and training program which consists of at least 8 hours and must obtain a score of at least 80% on the final examination.
  • Applicants can complete this training online or in person.

NOTE: It is illegal for an unarmed private security officer to carry or have access to a firearm while on duty, even if he/she has a concealed firearm permit.


All individuals who had a Utah unarmed private security officer license within the past 2 years (expired on 11/30/2022) cannot apply as a new applicant. The individual is required to complete ALL applicable continuing education and renew the license by paying the renewal fee and applicable late fee. See our continuing education information.

If you have had a VALID security license, for at least one year, as a security professional in a state, territory, or district of the United States you may qualify for licensure by endorsement to obtain a Utah security license without having to complete the required training. Select a link below for approved jurisdictions and additional information.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Total Training Length | 8 Hours

The training must include ALL of the following topics:

  • The Nature And Role Of Private Security
  • State Laws And Rules Applicable To Private Security
  • The Legal Responsibilities Of Private Security
  • Situational Response Evaluations
  • Security Ethics
  • The Use Of Force
  • Documentation And Report Writing
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace


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You can now easily complete the required 8-hour training to obtain the unarmed private security officer license ONLINE conveniently on your own schedule at any time, anywhere, on your computer, tablet, or cellphone. There is no need to take time off work, travel, worry about being late due to traffic, or miss out on other things you want to do.

Cost: $99.00

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NOTE: If your plan is to obtain the armed private security officer license DO NOT submit the license application until you have completed an approved basic firearms training program or you will have to pay for everything twice.

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