Certification & Training Courses For Security Professionals

Enroll in one of 11 specialized courses and receive the training you need to become a certified security officer or armed security guard.

Discover hundreds of new security jobs

Qualify for bigger raises and promotions

Begin a new career with confidence

Security Certifications Remove Career Roadblocks

  • Find stable, long-term employment opportunities
  • Apply for specialized positions with private security contractor agencies
  • Show a commitment to growth and professional development in the field of security personnel

You Deserve To Make Good Money While Keeping People Safe

Security Training Courses To Help You Hone Your Skills

Choose from 11 courses designed to help you meet safety certification standards in the state of Illinois.

20 hour basic unarmed state security certification class

20 hour armed security certification class

Emergency response training class

Illinois Concealed Carry license class

Shotgun and rifle class

AXON Taser Training

40 hour state armed/unarmed secuirty certification class

Concealed carry firearm renewal class

Handcuffing, baton, and OC pepper spray class


Basic First Aid CPR and AED Certification

How It Works

All our courses are designed to help you secure your permanent employee registration card and security guard license in Illinois.


Choose a course


Complete your training


Get certified

Get Everything You Need To Become A Certified Security Professional In Illinois

You get everything needed to complete your training and apply for licenses in Illinois when you take a course through Security Training Center.

All certification forms

Gun rental*

Waived range fees*



Eye and ear protection*

*Applicable only to armed security courses

Begin Your New Career As A Certified Security Professional

We know you’re looking for the highest quality security instruction Illinois has to offer. Security Training Center has certified over 300,000 security professionals, including private security contractors and armed guards, since opening in 1985.

But don’t just take our word for it. See the hundreds of positive reviews we’ve received from our graduates, many now working as private security officers.


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