Learn the requirements and how to get a security guard certified trainer license.
Who needs a license?
You must be licensed to provide training for security guards.
How to apply
1. Meet the requirements
To get a private security guard certified trainer endorsement, you must:
- Be licensed as a security guard principal, unarmed security guard, or armed security guard.
- Pass an exam given by the Department of Licensing. See the security guard exam study guide.
2. Submit your application
You can apply online or by mail.
Submit your application online
You'll receive your license faster by applying and paying online.
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Submit your application by mail
Private Security Guard Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401
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