Mandatory Training Requirements for a Guard Card
- Completion of a four hour Power to Arrest course. This is part of the first eight hours of training you need to undergo to begin the process of getting a guard card and working security.
- Completion of a four hour Weapons of Mass Destruction or Terrorism course. This is also part of your initial required eight hours of training needed for a guard card. This training has to last for four hours.
- Completion of 16 hours of additional required training. This training has to be completed within 30 days. The required training classes include four hour courses on public relations; communications and the significance of communication; observation and documentation; and legal liability or the legal aspects of working in the security field.