20-Hour Unarmed Certification Course – Classes are now available online


Class Schedules

Date Days Time
March 8 & March 9 Monday, Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
March 22 & March 23 Monday, Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 5 & April 6 Monday, Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 19 & April 20 Monday, Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

As you register, please be sure to include the participant’s email address.  After your registration has been completed, we will send log in information to the email on file the business day before your virtual course.  

This top-level security training class is taught by experienced AGB instructors.


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Program Description

This course provides the basic training required to perform as an unarmed security officer or guard in the security industry. The Unarmed Security Officer class takes 20 hours to complete and is taught over a two-day period. The certificate enables graduates to apply for a Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) through the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulations (IDFPR).

AGB is certified by the State of Illinois as a provider of unarmed security training in Chicago. The course meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as outlined in the Detective Act. Our trainers include former law enforcement officers, with experience at the federal level.  The  customized training that we offer equals what you’ll find at the largest national and international firms.

20-Hour Unarmed Security Training covers all requirements necessary to work as a security guard in Illinois, including:

Introduction to Security
Criminal–Civil Law
Introduction to Patrolling
Report Writing

For a complete summary of the topics covered in the unarmed security guard training course, contact the Institute.

Requirements for AGB Unarmed Security Course

In addition to a strong work ethic and good work record, all candidates must meet these minimum requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship or valid Green Card
  • Live Scan fingerprints
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Drug screening and background check
  • Strong communication skills, including spoken and written English
  • Good personal grooming habits
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Honest and dependable

Student Learning Outcomes

This course will prepare students to meet the entry-level job requirements of an unarmed security officer. Students will receive training that includes the latest developments in the security field. Ultimately, students will be more marketable as they enter the security industry and begin their job search.

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