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Frequently Asked Questions

   

Who licenses security guards in Oklahoma?

The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) licenses security guards and private investigators in Oklahoma. Licensure packets may be obtained from:

Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

Private Security Division

2401 Egypt Road

Ada, OK 74820-0669

(405) 239-5110

 

Are some security guards exempt from the licensure process?

a)  Yes. Full-time certified peace officers are not required to be licensed.

b)  Unarmed proprietary security guards not working for or through a contract security agency are not required to be licensed.

c)  Unarmed private investigators working strictly for a law office or other private entity other than an investigative agency are not required to be licensed.

 

     

Once I receive a license, am I required to obtain additional training? 

Yes. Oklahoma State law requires security guards to receive 8-hours of continuing education training during the 2-year licensure period.

Private investigators are required to receive 16-hours of continuing education training during the 2-year licensure period.

The Center of Professional Studies offers continuing education courses monthly.

 

Can I carry a gun as a licensed security guard in Oklahoma?

With an armed security guard license you can carry a gun when actually on duty when on the premises you are being paid to protect. Your armed security guard license is not a license to carry your gun when off-duty. If you want to carry a gun when off-duty you must have a handgun license.

     

Is training required in order to be licensed?

a)  Yes.  Unarmed security guards are required to complete Phases I & II of the CLEET Private Security training program consisting of 40 hours of classroom training.

b)  Armed security guards are required to complete Phases I, II, and IV of the CLEET Private Security training program consisting of 72 hours of classroom and firing range training.

c)  Unarmed private investigators are required to complete Phases I & III of the CLEET Private Security training program consisting of 52 hours of classroom training.

d)  Armed private investigators are required to complete Phases I, III, & IV of the CLEET Private Security training program consisting of 67 hours of classroom and firing range training.

The Center of Professional Studies conducts all the required training necessary to become licensed as an armed or unarmed security guard and/or an armed or unarmed private investigator.