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Security Officer Training (Zoom Class) - $175

Sponsorship, Job Readiness, Job Placement Assistance

Duration: 16 hours Classroom



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now December 16 Saturday
2 Day Class
District Heights, MD
10 - 30 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available
Register Now January 6 Saturday
2 Day Class
District Heights, MD
10 - 30 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available target icon


Archangel provides:
1. Sponsorship
2. List of security Agency who may hire students.

Businesses are fast learning the value and importance of hiring Security to protect their people and assets. They also know having an unarmed securityOfficer is a major responsibility.  

The Archangel Security Course is the premier and most sought out training Academy Certification in Washington DC.

The 16-hour curriculum provides the confidence required in pursuit of a professional career in the Security Industry.

This security training course is designed for those who are beginner students looking to become Security officer. familiarize themselves with the uniform and equipment, De-escalation procedures, Customer service and interaction with tourists etc. Upon completion of this course students will gain the certification needed in order to obtain the District of Columbia Unarmed Security officer license.  

This course includes classroom instruction to discuss the policy on being a security officer. All of this is followed by a written examination, 

After completing the Security course all applicants must follow info on email that will be sent to you.

Disclosure:  All students will be required to submit a notarized arrest affidavit (provided in link above) when signing up for training.  You must pass the FBI background check given by MPD in order to receive a commission (SO license) after your completion of our training course. 

Class Location:
Penn Station Shopping Center
5758 Silver Hill Road, 
District Heights, MD 20747


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Topics Covered

2108.8 Pre-assignment training shall include at least 24 hours of training generally relating to
the security officer's duties and specifically including:

(a) Terrorism awareness, including building evacuation, unattended packages, and unknown substances;
(b) Emergency procedures, including evacuation and first-aid; and

(c) Customer service and interaction with tourists.

(D) Reports writing

(E) De-escalation procedures

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Expectations and Outcomes

After completing our training course Archangel will sponsor the students. This will allow the students to receive their commission (SO license).  Must training academies DO NOT sponsor.  This means after completing their training program you will NOT be a license officer.  You will have to go find sponsorship in order to receive your commission.

Archangel does not guarantee employment with any of our permits or courses. Our sponsorship is intended to be temporary, as many employers desire their students to have their permits ahead of time despite the fact that a sponsoring employer is required for the application itself. When we receive notification of available contracts, the information is dispersed out to all students equally with the expectation that you will be putting in your own effort to reach out and make contact with prospective employers.

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Security Training & Certification

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Documentation Requirements

Thank you for enrolling in Archangel Training Academy. 
Archangel Training Academy has been preparing individuals for careers in security and various law enforcement positions since 2012. In our proud history of providing excellence in training, thousands of our graduates have gone on to successful careers, to include the Department of Defense, the Metropolitan Police Department, WMATA Police and more.  Additionally, these students distinguish themselves by performing at the highest levels of our profession.
This Security Officer training course designed for those who are beginner students looking to become Security Officers, familiarize themselves with the uniform and equipment, de-escalation procedures, customer service and interaction with tourists, etc.  Upon completion of this course students will gain the letter needed in order to obtain the District of Columbia Security Officer License. 

2108.9 Security officers shall satisfactorily complete a 16-hour, on-the-job training course
within ninety (90) working days following employment, and an 8-hour annual inservice training course.

After completing your sixteen (16) hour training course please follow the below steps.  Please do not call and ask what are your next steps.

1. PSI Online - One stop Solution for Test Takers

DC Security Officers Examination (30 minutes) ... Reschedule 2 days in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Cancel 2 days in advance

DC Security Guard Test Sample Questions and Answers


To pass the above examination please open, download print and study the below (pdf)

1. Fingerprinted - No appointment needed.

As of Monday, October 16, 2023, the following function has permanently moved to the address listed below. All existing appointments will be honored at this location.

Civilian Fingerprint Section
441 4th Street, NW, Room 550 South 
Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square (4th Street Exit)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

3.  Drug Screening and Physical (no appointment necessary)  

Metro Lab
3422 Georgia Ave NW, 
Washington, DC 20010
Lab opens at 8am

4. Click The Link Below For Fill Out The New Security License Application and pay the $99.00 Application Fee

Dear Security Students,
To start your online application using this link:  Access DC account.  If you do not already have one, you will first need to create an Access DC account: Access DC.
Items needed for Renewal:
  • Notarized Arrest Affidavit (including dispositions for arrests)
  • Confirmation Receipt of Payment Application
  • Must be affiliated with an active licensed Security agency (Archangel is your agency)
  • Verify the Status of an agency license 

    • License or State ID - non-expired
    • Birth certificate or non-expired passport
    • If there are prior arrest, you must have disposition from the courts showing the outcome of charges
    • Fingerprinting receipt
For more information on license requirements or renewal cycles, visit or should you have questions, please contact us using our online inquiry form, via email at, or by phone at (202) 442-4320.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, as we continue to support our citizens and licensees in the District of Columbia.

Refund Policy
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS - All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date unless notice of cancellation is 7 days or more of the scheduled course. Payments are able to be transferred to another individual, however the cancellation policy will still apply and it's upon the purchaser to notify Archangel Training Academy in advance of the change.

Archangel Training Academy reserves the right to reschedule any course date due to the minimum amount of scheduled customers not being met, all deposits will be held for a future course date to be determined by Archangel Training Academy.

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After completing the security course students will have to come to our office to pick up a certificate of completion, (Certificate will not be mailed) sponsorship letter, list of companies who hire students who completed the course. Students must bring their government ID.


Requirement For Zoom Course.

All students must always be seen on the screen. While in class students cannot be.

(a)   Cooking

(b)   Driving

(c)   Smoking Marijuana

(d)   Watching tv

(e)   Sleeping

(f)    Walking to store / picking up or dropping off kids to school etc.

(g)   Doing your hair

Any students who are doing anything besides participating in class will be removed from class.  Any students who disappear from the screen for more than 10 minutes will be removed from the class.  Any students removed from class will not be let back in and a refund will not be issued.

2102.3 To be eligible to be certified as a security officer, an applicant must.

(a) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

(b) Either be a United States citizen or have in his or her possession valid

Immigration and Naturalization Service work permit; and

(c) Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.



2105.1 No person shall be certified or employed as a security officer, nor shall an existing.

security officers have his or her certification renewed, until the mayor has conducted a

criminal history check of the applicant through the record systems of the Federal

Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Police Department.

2105.2 In evaluating an application for a security officer certification, the mayor shall.


(a) An applicant's conviction history.

(b) Any court finding of the applicant's mental incompetence that has not been

removed or expunged.

(c) An applicant's history of criminal traffic offenses.

(d) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense for which the person was previously

convicted will have on his or her fitness or ability to perform one or more.

duties or responsibilities of a security officer.

(e) The time that has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or

court finding of mental incompetence.

(f) The age of the applicant at the time of the occurrence of the criminal offense

or court finding of mental incompetence.

(g) The frequency and seriousness of the criminal offense; and

(h) Any information produced by the applicant, or produced on his or her behalf,

regarding his or her rehabilitation and good conduct since the occurrence

of the criminal offense or court finding of mental incompetence.


*** The following below extra fees are charged by DC government or other entities that are not included in your course tuition. After you complete your training, you are responsible for the following fees:


$99.00 fee made payable to DC government for your SO application.

$35.00 fee made payable to DC Treasurer for your fingerprint/background investigation.

$80.00 fee made payable to Meto Lab drug/physical test company for your drug test. 

$69:00 fee made payable to PSI for security test.