Security Guard License Wisconsin

Security Guard License Wisconsin requires its prospective security guards applying for license to:

1. be at least 18 years old;

2. have no record of arrest involving misdemeanor

3. not been convicted in this state or elsewhere of a felony, unless pardoned;

4. Does not have a physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect the applicant's ability to responsible perform private security activities.


$ 53.00 Initial permit fee

$ 6.00 CIB background check

$ 10.00 Temporary permit

$ 69.00 Total fee

The above mentioned is the breakdown for the fee required for applicants who wish to apply for security guard in Wisconsin.

Required Training

The amount of training guards receive varies. Training requirements are higher for armed guards because their employers are legally responsible for any use of force. Armed guards receive formal training in areas such as weapons retention and laws covering the use of force.

Guards who carry weapons must be licensed by the appropriate government authority, and some receive further certification as special police officers, which allows them to make limited types of arrests while on duty. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards because of greater insurance liability risks. Compared to unarmed security guards, armed guards and special police typically enjoy higher earnings and benefits, greater job security, more advancement potential, and usually are given more training and responsibility.

More Information

Interested applicants for security guard in Wisconsin may contact:

Department of Regulation & Licensing

P.O. Box 8935

Madison, WI 53708

or visit their website at:

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