The Maine Security Guard Essentials course will prepare you to work as an unarmed security guard in the state of Maine. Great for those just starting out in the security profession or as a yearly refresher course for unarmed guards, this 6-hour interactive course teaches the critical fundamentals for security guard professionals including Maine State Laws, Rules, and Regulations.
Length: 6 Hours
The Maine State Police Special Investigations Unit provides licensing for professional security companies. https://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses-permits/professional-investigator
The state of Maine does not require individual security guards to be licensed, but does license contract security companies. Per Maine Revised Statute §9405, licensees must meet these minimum qualifications:
A licensed private security agency must register each employee with the state by completing an Identification Card Application, submitting current photographs of the employee, and two fingerprint cards for completing a background check. Each employee will receive an employee identification card.
For complete information regarding qualifications and licensing, see IAC 661-121.5(80A): https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/chapter/12-29-2021.661.121.pdf
In Iowa, security guard agencies must be licensed through the Iowa Department of Public Safety: https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/administrative-services/bail-enforcement-private-investigation-private-security
To be licensed, a company must:
Checklist for applicants: https://dps.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/administrative-services/licensing/PIPSBE_Checklist.pdf