Security Officer Certification Training (Guard Card)

This is the required, official State of CT course that must be completed by applicants for a security guard identification card. The course is taught by a state-approved instructor and covers such topics as Criminal Justice, Basic First Aid, Use of Force, and other related subjects relevant to security. Students will not be certified in First Aid or CPR. The class is primarily lecture based with time for breaks. The total course length is 8 hours. An exam is administered that students must pass. Adequate time for review and questions will be provided.

Additional fees and requirements apply at the time of submitting your application to the State. These fees and other items will be discussed in class by the instructor and are NOT due during the class. Students will also have the opportunity to be fingerprinted in class if they wish to do so. Reference materials will be provided and students should bring note taking materials such as pen and paper.

Instructor:  Mark J. Basil

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Conflict Resolution course will provide specific skills necessary for managing and preventing workplace disputes. Core skills the students will develop over the 5 weeks will include: · Problem Solving · Reacting to difficult conversations · Managing Perceptions · Verbal and non-verbal communication

SERVICES SKILLS - 3 CERTIFICATIONS

Private Security Officers currently outnumber law enforcement offers in the United States. The

Protective Services Skills will cover First Responder training in CPR, First Aid, NARCAN and

Mental Health First Aid. The students will understand the skills necessary for employment, learn

how to deal with stressful situations properly and promote better decision making.

SECURITY GUARD CARD CERTIFICATION

This eight-hour course is taught by an instructor approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and covers first aid, public safety, use of force, basic criminal justice, and laws and regulations concerning search and seizure. To pass the class, a 50-question exam is administered at the end of class. Adequate time for review will be given. Certification is also dependent upon passing a criminal background check. The applicant cannot have been convicted of a felony or sexual offense; some other offenses would be disqualifying.

*Please note: Additional fees and requirements apply when submitting your application to the State. These fees and other items will be discussed in class by the instructor and are NOT due during the class. Students will also have the opportunity to be fingerprinted in class if they wish to do so.


For more information or to register, contact: Pam Walsh (203) 285-2300 or pwalsh@gatewayct.edu