Safety and Security Guard

This is not your average Security Guard card course. This 24-hour program will provide the Connecticut State mandated security officer certification course and additional 2 additional certifications in Basic Life Support(BLS) and Mental Health First Aid(MHFA). The additional BLS and MHFA certifications are a great addition to your safety and security resume and are often required by security employers. Certified instructors will discuss basic first aid, CPR, AED, search and seizure, use of force, basic criminal justice, and public safety issues. Students who successfully complete the required exams will be eligible for application for Connecticut State Guard Identification Card. See below for everything that is included in this certification package.

• CASAS testing for assessment of resource needs
• HS diploma or GED equivalent
• Background check with zero tolerance for felonies, misdemeanors or sexual offenders
• Minimum of 18 years of age

All-Inclusive Certification Package:
Includes: instructional materials/ textbook.
Includes: CT Security Officer Identification Card Application Fee, 1 set of fingerprints, 2 photos, Background Check Fee, & Federal Criminal Background Check Fee ($225 approximate value).
Includes: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification and textbook.
Includes: Mental Health First Aid USA Certification and textbook.
Does not include transportation to photo location, a short walk may be required.

Career Information
Typical tasks for Safety and Security Guards include: Lock doors and gates of entrances and exits to secure buildings; Respond to medical emergencies by administering basic first aid or by obtaining assistance from paramedics; Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates; Answer alarms and investigate disturbances; Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises; Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences; Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
Safety and Security Guards must be licensed with the Department of Emergency and Public Protection, Division of State Police, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit .
The Connecticut Department of Labor notes the starting wage for Safety and Security Guards in the Hartford area at $12.13 per hour and the average annual salary as $36,917. Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.