How to Become a Security Guard in Maryland

The way to becoming a Security Guard in Maryland is unlike a lot of the other US states:

  • The difference is that there is no such thing as a state Security Guard license in Maryland.

  • Security Guards in MD are issued an employee Security Guard Certificate.

A MD Security Guard is regulated through their Maryland security employer which has an official name:

  • Security Guard Agency.

There is no MD security license (only an employee certificate) but to get hired as a MD Security Guard you'll still need to meet basic requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual security licensing requirements of this nature.


To become a Security Guard in most states, you need to take a government approved S