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Iowa Security Guard Essentials Course

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Agreement and Eligibility Notification

Enrollment Agreement

I understand that I am enrolling in the online course Iowa Security Guard Essentials. I further understand that I am taking the above course free of coercion and in order to gain knowledge in the field of security. I understand that my taking this course does not bind or obligate security agencies to hire me in any form or represent that I will be hired with any agency in any form. I also understand that this course will not license me in my state as a security officer.  

I understand that it is my responsibility to know and understand all current Iowa State laws, rules, and regulations that pertain to security guards while performing the duties thereof, whether or not they are contained in this course.

Eligibility Notification

Please be advised that the state of Iowa does not require individual security guards to be licensed, but does license private security agencies. Per Iowa Administrative Code 661-121.5(80A), licensees and individual security guards must meet these minimum qualifications: 

  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Not be a peace officer (except a reserve peace officer) 
  • Never have been convicted of a felony or aggravated misdemeanor 
  • Not be an abuser of alcohol or a controlled substance 
  • Not have a history of repeated acts of violence 
  • Be of good moral character 
  • Not been convicted of any crime involving assault, willful injury, administering harmful substances, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, or spring guns and traps 
  • Not been convicted of illegally using, carrying, or possessing a dangerous weapon 
  • Not have a history of mental illness or instability 

A licensed private security agency must register each employee with the state by completing an Identification Card Application, submitting current photographs of the employee, and two fingerprint cards for completing a background check. Each employee will receive an employee identification card.  

For complete information regarding qualifications and licensing, see IAC 661-121.5(80A):  

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