How to Become a Security Guard in Tennessee

The steps to becoming a Security Guard in Tennessee is similar to a lot of other states: you need to meet basic requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual security licensing requirements of this nature.


Furthermore, to get a Security Guard license in Tennessee, you need to take a government approved TN Security Guard licensing course.


In Tennessee, the government body that controls a TN Security Guard's license is called Department of Commerce and Insurance. So, it is this department that will have to approve your TN Security Guard licensing course.


The Department will accept the security course if it is taught by an authorized security academy. Finding an official security training provider is easy in Tennessee:

  • A list is available on The Department website.

Once you submit the proof of your ability to meet the requirements to The Department, you will get your Tennessee Security Guard license.

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