Armed Upgrade Security Guard License Class

$ 120

Armed Upgrade Security Officer Guard Card License Training Class Schedule

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Upcoming Class Dates

June Class
Saturday 6-12-21 1:30pm & 6-13-21
July Class
Saturday 7-10-21 1:30pm & 7-11-21

Armed Upgrade Security Officer Guard Card License Training

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Alliance Training and Testing LLC has formed a partnership with Mr. Warren Smith to provide armed security officer guard license certification training.
Each student must attend the Day One of the Armed Security License Training classroom instruction beginning at 1:30pm, and eight (8) hours of classroom and range training provided by Mr. Warren Smith on Day Two.
Classroom instruction focuses on gun laws in Tennessee, legal responsibilities, and selection of weapons and gear.
Range training includes hands-on time with weapons to improve weapon manipulation skills.
Students must score 70 or above on both the written and shooting exams.
Cost: $ 120.00

$ 110.00 is due on the first day of the class date scheduled.
Acceptable forms of payment is Cash Only

Upgrade Eligibility
Each student must:
1 - Have a current unarmed security license.
2 - Attended the unarmed security license class within twelve (12) months of the training date selected.

Return Policy

This is a Non Refundable Reservation Fee
All sales of products and services are final. If you do not attend the class on the training date selected your exclusive and sole remedy is to re-schedule for an alternate training date within 60 days of the original training date selected.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance by using the "Buy Now" link on this page.
It is the responsibility of the "Trainee" to submit the application to the State of Tennessee along with the applicable fee.


A security guard/officer is an individual employed by a contract security company or a proprietary security organization to protect persons and/or property from criminal activities. A security guard who holds armed guard registration may work an armed or unarmed post, and is not required to hold an additional "unarmed" guard registration.
All armed security guards must meet the armed guard registration requirements in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

Training Requirements:
Training includes an examination covering subjects in which the individual must have training. All candidates must complete a four hour basic course including one (1) hour each of:
Legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer.
Emergency procedures.
General duties.
Any additional training for weapons or other devices that are less than lethal he or she will use.
An armed guard must complete eight additional hours in the classroom covering:
 - Legal limitations on the use of a firearm 
 - Handling of a firearm
 - Safety and maintenance of firearms
In addition, an armed guard applicant must complete an additional four hours of marksmanship training and achieve a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner.

Armed Guards/Officers must renew their registration every two (2) years.
Every two (2) years armed security guards must complete four hours of refresher training and requalify in the use of a firearm by achieving a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner prior to the renewal of their guard registration. 

Class Duration: 12 Hours
Day One
(4) Hours Armed Classroom

Day Two
(4) Hours Armed Classroom
(4) Hours Firearms Training

Day One
315 Deaderick St #125 Nashville, TN 37238

Day Two
7741 US 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221

Day One
No Weapons Required

Day Two
Weapon | Magazine | 50 Rounds Ammo
(No Reloads)

Additional Weapons:
Contact Instructor Warren Smith (615) 202-8029

Purchaser Agreement:
By making this purchase, you affirm that you:
1 - Can read, write and comprehend Standard English text.
2 - Can speak and comprehend the English Language.
3 - Are eligible for Armed Upgrade Security Officer/Guard training in accordance with the State of Tennessee Private Protective Services requirements.
4 - Are eligible to work in the State of Tennessee and meet all Citizenship Eligibility Requirements in accordance with the State of Tennessee Private Protective Services requirements.
5 - Armed students are required to achieve <70% on the Armed Written Exam (4) hours of marksmanship training and achieve a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner
6 - We make no guarantees of successful completion or licensure.
7 - Alliance Training and Testing LLC reserves the right to refuse to train or certify any student for any reason whatsoever.

Eligibility & Rules

Eligibility Requirements:
Be at least 21 years of age for registration as an armed security guard.
Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien.
Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless a court of competent jurisdiction has since declared the applicant competent;
If convicted in any jurisdiction of any of the crimes listed in this subdivision (4), have completed serving sentence or court ordered probation at least five (5) years prior to application. Conviction of the following crimes shall disqualify an applicant, subject to the conditions stated in this section:
(A) Any felony; or
(B) Any misdemeanor involving:
(i) Shooting a firearm or other weapon;
(ii) Shoplifting;
(iii) Assault and battery or other act of violence against persons or property;
(iv) Crimes involving the sale, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances, controlled substance analogues, drugs or narcotics;
(v) Theft of property; or
(vi) Theft of services;
Not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence;
Not have any disability that, in the opinion of the commissioner, prevents the applicant from performing the duties of a security guard/officer; and
Be of good moral character.
Must meet the training requirements.
Submit electronic fingerprints for processing TBI and or FBI criminal history check.

LexisNexis® publishes Tennessee Code Annotated.
To locate the section pertaining to Private Protective Services, enter the LexisNexis® Web site and scroll to Title 62. Section is Chapter 35. Go to the Tennessee State Legislature Web site to see Senate and House bills passed that amend Tennessee Code Annotated.
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