How to become a security officer
- Obtain a high school degree. All security officers must be at least 18 years old and have their high school diploma or an equivalent.
- Go through pre-job training. After applying for a job, you will need to complete the required training.
- Pass a background check.
- Get a security license.
- 1 What does it take to be a security officer?
- 2 How long does it take to become a security officer?
- 3 Can anyone be a security officer?
- 4 Is security a good career?
- 5 What is the highest paying security job?
- 6 How do I get a CCTV Licence?
- 7 How much a security guard get paid?
- 8 Can security guards make good money?
What does it take to be a security officer?
You must be over 18 years of age, obtain a National Police Certificate and hold a current Provide First Aid Certificate. People involved in security work usually need a drivers licence. Security officers working in licensed venues (where alcohol is served) will need a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate.
How long does it take to become a security officer?
Note: The minimum timeframe for a complete application to be processed is approximately 6 to 8 weeks and SMS and emails are used to communicate with you throughout the process.
Can anyone be a security officer?
There are no specific requirements to become a security officer/guard. However, you need a Certificate of Approval issued by the Ministry of Justice to work.
Is security a good career?
A job as a security guard can be anything you want it to be: a reliable career choice, an exciting opportunity to help people, or a stepping stone to other pursuits. Whichever you choose, becoming a security officer can put you on the road to success.
What is the highest paying security job?
Top 10 Highest-Paying Security Careers for 2020
- Chief Information Security Officer.
- Security Architect.
- Risk Manager.
- Systems, Network, and/or Web Penetration Tester.
- Network Security Engineer.
- Network Security Administrator.
- Cyber Crime Investigator.
- Information Security Analyst.
How do I get a CCTV Licence?
How to apply for the SIA Licence
- ✅ Pass the CCTV Operator Training Course.
- ✅Complete the licence application on the SIA website.
- ✅ Complete identity checks.
- ✅Submit application and wait for the SIA to complete identity and criminal background checks.
- ✅ Receive your 3 year licence in the post.
How much a security guard get paid?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated in May 2019), the hourly wage for security guards ranges from $10.17 to $24.19. The median hourly wage in the United States is $14.27. The annual wage for security guards ranges from $21,150 to $50,310.
Can security guards make good money?
How Much Does a Security Guard Make? Security Guards made a median salary of $29,680 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $37,950 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $24,650.