Become A Certified State Security Officer In Illinois

Illinois law requires armed security officers to regularly renew their licenses. Keep your skills sharp and yourself safe with a re-certification class designed to improve weapon handling and safety.


$95.00 per weapon


10922 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643

In-Class Time

30 minutes

Improve gun handling and safety

Strengthen your resume as a security guard

Stay compliant with licensing requirements

Don’t Let Expiring Certifications Hold You Back

If there’s been a gap in your employment as a professional security guard, or your security guard registration is nearing its expiration date, you may be required to take an armed security re-certification course in Illinois. Renew your certifications before they expire with a course that keeps you compliant and up-to-date with the latest safety protocols.

Security Training Center has provided security guard license renewal courses for thousands of state security officers since 1985. Our armed security re-certification classes are designed to ensure that you’re ready to handle your weapon on the job.

What You’ll Review

  • Modern security and safety protocols
  • Advanced weapons handling techniques
  • Proper firearm maintenance
  • Updated laws and regulations for security professionals

Upcoming Evening Classes

Upcoming Weekday Classes

What’s Provided

Course certification and diploma

All study materials

Renewal application form


Gun rental

Waived range fees


What To Bring

A valid photo ID

Proof of armed security officer certification*

Pen & paper for notes

*You must be certified as an armed security guard to enroll in this course

Sign Up For A Security Guard License Renewal Course Now

Armed security re-certification courses from Security Training Center are available by appointment only. These classes are designed to improve students’ weapon-handling skills and offer a refresher on basic safety protocols. To pass the re-certification course, participants must score at least 70 out of 100.

Note: Be sure to submit all required documents, your renewal form, and applicable fees promptly to maintain your status as a registered armed security guard.