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Each state establishes its own rules for security training. These rules vary from state to state. Certain states may require a higher level of training than other states. To see the requirements for your state simply scroll down through the list on the right side of this page.

Otherwise, please browse through the following list of free training articles. When reading these posts please keep in mind that legal circumstances will vary based on your jurisdiction. These materials are ideally used in conjunction with this site's security guard practice exam and individualized study plan.

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Where to Find a PDF of Questions and Answers from the Unarmed Security Test?
Security Guard at Night

The Security Officer Network provides future security officers with a complementary PDF. It features many of the questions and answers that you will find on most states' unarmed security exams. It has been used by hundreds of readers as they prepare for the unarmed security test that is required by many states prior to licensure as a security guard. You can download the PDF, known as the Unarmed Security Prep Guide, from this page. Once you have examined your PDF, you may take The Security Officer Network's unarmed practice test. Those who score a 75% or higher will receive a certificate of passage. --> Read More

How Do I Prepare for My Security Guard Job Interview?
Security at Access Gate

A concise set of must-read tips. These tips prepare the applicant for his security job interview.

As you leave the interview, thank the manager for his consideration. Also, politely acknowledge and thank the front-desk person before exiting the office. This demonstrates true professionalism and could easily score you an extra point or two. Never underestimate the role of the front-desk person in swaying a close decision. Now, having left the office, you won't be able to see what happens next. But, let's take a guess: the hiring manager turns to his computer and pulls up a spreadsheet entitled, "Hiring Scorecard." With the interview still fresh in his memory, and his immediate gut instinct guiding his thought process, he wants to immediately score the interview. --> Read More

Security Guard Test Questions and Answers in 2022
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So, you have decided to go for your security guard license? Congratulations, it’s a good choice. What follows is a breakdown of major test categories; and, sample questions with answers. You should plan for as you take your security guard licensing test in 2022.

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The Top Three Laws Which Every Security Officer Should Know
Security at Security Desk

At first glance, the security professional could easily become overwhelmed by the massive array of policy, local ordinances and state statutes. While a basic understanding of the law will certainly serve the officer well, he doesn't need a law degree to accomplish his day-to-day duties. He should however obtain a good understanding of three important sections of state law prior to starting work.

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