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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person:


Step 1: Training

  1. To Apply (Register) for Security Guard License (Certificate), the applicant requires to complete a certain amount of training. This training typically covers topics like legal responsibilities, conflict resolution, emergency procedures, and basic security practices.
  2. Find an accredited training provider that offers the required security guard training. This might be a local training centre, online courses, or a combination of both.
  3. Enrol in the training program and complete the required courses. Make sure to keep records of training completion as likely need to provide this information when applying for the license.



Step 2: Application

  1. To Apply (Register) for Security Guard License (Certificate), the applicant must approach local security service or police department in their respective area link
  2. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer.
  3. The applicant must fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  4. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. The applicant must attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  7. The applicant must pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.
  8. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  9. In most cases, you will need to undergo a criminal background check. Ensure that your criminal record (if any) does not disqualify you from obtaining a security guard license.
  10. The applicant might need to pass a written or practical exam to demonstrate your knowledge and skills related to security practices.
  11. Depending on the jurisdiction, you might need to attend an interview as part of the application process. This could be to assess your suitability for the role.
  12. If the application is approved, you will receive your security guard license or certificate. Make sure to keep this document in a safe place, as you will likely need to display it while on duty.
  13. This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed Application form
  • Valid government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license, passport, ID card)
  • Social Security Number (or equivalent identification number in the country)
  • Birth certificate or other official document that verifies age
  • Proof of Residency (Utility bills, rental agreement, or other documents)
  • Criminal Background check report
  • Training Certificates
  • Passport-Sized Photographs
  • Fingerprint Records
  • Medical Examination Report
  • Letters of recommendation or references from individuals who can vouch for your character and suitability for the role.
  • Previous Employment History
  • Driving Record (if applicable)
  • If an interview is part of the application process, you might need to bring specific documents or information to the interview.


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA), Kenya
Address: 3rd Floor, ACK Garden Annex, 1st Ngong Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: +254 020 4936000
Email: [email protected]
Contact- link

Eligibility[edit]

The eligibility requirements for applying for a security guard license varies depending on jurisdictions. However, some common requirements include:

  • Being a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident.
  • Being at least 18 years old.
  • Passing a background check.
  • Completing a security guard training course.
  • Passing a physical exam.
  • Meeting certain physical fitness standards.



Fees[edit]

  • The applicant must pay the prescribed fee as per the authority’s request.


Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever


Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.



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Instructions[edit]

  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.


Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the local council
  • Name of the applicant
  • Address
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Details of employment
  • Details of course provider


Need for the Document[edit]

  • A Security Guard License or Certificate is an official document that demonstrates an individual's authorization to work as a security guard in a specific jurisdiction. This license or certificate is issued by a government agency or regulatory body responsible for overseeing security services within a particular region.
  • It serves as proof that the individual has met the necessary qualifications, training, and background checks to perform the duties of a security guard.


Information which might help[edit]

  • The license or certificate may include important information such as the individual's name, photograph, identification number, expiration date, and any specific endorsements or restrictions related to their role.
  • Security guards are often required to visibly display their licenses or certificates while on duty to provide evidence of their legitimacy and authorization to perform security-related tasks.
  • It's crucial to note that working as a security guard without the appropriate license or certificate, where required, can result in legal consequences and may jeopardize the safety of both the security guard and the public.
  • Therefore, individuals interested in pursuing a career as a security guard should thoroughly research and adhere to the regulations and licensing requirements of their respective jurisdiction.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

The role of a security guard encompasses a range of responsibilities focused on maintaining safety, security, and order in various settings. Security guards play a crucial role in preventing and responding to potential threats, ensuring the protection of people, property, and assets. The specific duties of a security guard can vary based on the location and type of establishment they are assigned to, but generally, their roles include:

  • Security guards continuously monitor the premises they are responsible for to detect and deter any suspicious activities, unauthorized access, or potential threats.
  • Security guards control who enters and exits the premises, ensuring that only authorized individuals are allowed access. They may check identification, issue visitor passes, and manage entry points.
  • Conducting regular patrols on foot or using vehicles, security guards cover various areas to prevent incidents and quickly respond to any security breaches.
  • Security guards are trained to respond effectively to emergencies such as fires, medical incidents, or accidents. They may provide initial assistance, evacuate people, and coordinate with emergency services.
  • Security guards are often responsible for diffusing conflicts and maintaining a peaceful environment. They use communication and conflict resolution skills to handle disputes and prevent escalation.
  • Depending on the location, security guards enforce specific rules and regulations, such as those related to building access, parking, and behaviour.
  • The presence of security guards can discourage theft, vandalism, and other criminal activities. They may also monitor surveillance systems and report any suspicious behaviours.
  • Security guards respond to alarms triggered by security systems and investigate the cause. They take appropriate actions based on the situation, whether it's contacting law enforcement or verifying a false alarm.
  • In settings like retail stores or public places, security guards might also provide customer service assistance, such as helping visitors with directions or answering questions.
  • Security guards often document incidents, observations, and activities in detailed reports. These reports provide valuable information for management and law enforcement if necessary.
  • Security guards working at events or gatherings ensure that attendees follow rules, prevent disruptions, and address any security concerns that arise.
  • Security guards may oversee surveillance cameras, alarms, and other security systems to ensure they are functioning correctly.
  • Some security guards are trained in basic first aid and CPR, allowing them to provide immediate assistance in medical emergencies.
  • Security guards might be responsible for escorting employees, customers, or visitors to their destinations, ensuring their safety throughout the process.