Hawaii Security Guard Licensing Information

Security Guard Union Hawaii | United Federation LEOS-PBA HI | Hawaii
HAWAII UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: Hawaii

Security Guard Union Hawaii | United Federation LEOS-PBA HI | Hawaii
Security Guard Union Hawaii | United Federation LEOS-PBA HI | Hawaii
HAWAII UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

State Security Licensing Authorities: HAWAII

 
HAWAII UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

(PDF) Security Guard Training Course Curricula for Act 208, SLH 2010 – Amended 11/9/17

 

(PDF) Initial 8 Hour Guard Training Certificate – Sample

BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES & GUARDS June 27, 2012 Amended April 11, 2013 Amended November 9, 2017 SECURITY GUARD TRAINING COURSE CURRICULA Act 208 (SLH 2010) INTRODUCTION In 2010, the Legislature established new training requirements for guards in HRS chapter 463. See, Act 208 (SLH 2010). Effective July 1, 2013, new HRS section 463-10.5(a) requires all guards, and all agents, operatives, and assistants employed by a guard agency, private business entity, or government agency who act in a guard capacity to register with the Board of Private Detectives and Guards (“Board”), and (among other things) meet certain training requirements prior to acting as a guard.

Under HRS section 463-10.5(b), the Board is required to approve the training instructors and establish the training or course curricula. Guards and individuals acting in a guard capacity shall successfully complete the classroom instruction specified in HRS section 463-10.5, pass a written test, and undergo four hours of on-the-job training supervised by an individual who has successfully completed all of the requirements of this section or who has otherwise been approved by the Board for on-the-job training. Guards and individuals acting in a guard capacity shall successfully complete: (a) eight hours of classroom instruction before the first day of service, and (b) four hours of classroom instruction annually thereafter.

HAWAII SECURITY GUARD LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Hawaii has complicated and stringent standards. Obtaining a security guard license in Hawaii requires previous experience, cash up front, studying for exams and gathering lots of necessary paperwork. It’s nearly as time-consuming and strict as becoming a police officer. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Graduate from high school or get a GED. Bring proof with you when you apply. Hawaii requires this and that you be at least 18 years old.

  • Have at least four verifiable years of experience as a security guard. To get your license and command more money, you must first work under a licensed guard or guard agency, as a guard for a private employer, as a police officer or as a guard for any government entity. Many people get experience in other states first.

  • Fill out the 17-page security guard application, available in the Resources section. There is a deadline every two months for this application. Call 808-586-3000 and request that application forms be mailed, if you prefer.

  • Get a fingerprint check through the FBI.

  • Get criminal abstracts from every county where you have lived during the past decade.

  • Pay the $50 application fee, plus other miscellaneous license and fingerprint fees that vary depending on the time of year you make your application and how you submit the fingerprints.

  • Be in good physical and mental health and have no criminal convictions.

  • Take and pass a test administered by the Board of Private Detectives and Guards, after your application is reviewed and approved.

State Information and Applications

Security Guard Union Hawaii | United Federation LEOS-PBA HI | Hawaii
Security Guard Union Hawaii | United Federation LEOS-PBA HI | Hawaii