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Maryland Armed Security Officer Training $310

Duration: 16 hours Classroom, 2 hours range

$310.00

Fee

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now February 4 Saturday
2 Day Class
District Heights, MD
5 - 5 Students 9am to 4pm John Ayala Space Available
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Description

Archangel Training Academy is State Certified in Maryland to train and instruct individuals seeking handgun permits or professionals looking to become armed security guards. We work with you in getting the training and certifications you need for your career or personal protection, and we make the application process as simple as possible. Our instructors are highly qualified and we have served thousands in the DMV area with expert level training.

We offer training, certification, and sponsorship for armed Security Guards in Maryland.

Note: After completing Course all students will receive a schedule for range certification. The range date will be on a week day.  If you can not come to the range on a week day please do not take this course. We do not go to the range on weekends. If you miss your range date we will change you an additional $50. for a new range date.

After you receive your range certification it is your responsibility to hold on to it. If you need a replacement copy the fee is $50.

Your range cerification is good for one year.  If you do not file it within the year of your date you will have to take the course over and pay the full class fee.


NO GUNS OR AMMO ALLOWED IN CLASSROOM
NO CELL PHONE USE ALLOWED IN CLASS ROOM
NO IN AND OUT OF CLASSROOM AFTER CLASS BEGANS

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Topics Covered

• Use of Force, Use of Force Continuum,
• Handling of services weapons,
• weapon safety,
• when Officers may discharge their firearm and when discharging a firearm is prohibited.
• Cause of Firearm Accidents
• Weapon Safety rules
• Ammunition Components
• How to overcome Cartridge Malfunctions
• Clearing a Semi-Auto Malfunctions
• How to Make a Proper Grip
• Holster Safety

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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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Types

Security Training & Certification

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Documentation Requirements

Wear and Carry

There is no such thing as a Concealed Carry Permit in Maryland. There is only a Wear and Carry Permit. Eligibility for this permit is restricted to:

  • Security Guards and Private Detectives (Requires sponsorship from an approved agency,

If you are licensed through us and have not let your permits expire yet, you are elligible for renewal. Once your permits expire, you must apply for an original permit.

Maryland State laws require 16 hours of training from our certified instructors for all students seeking original Wear and Carry permits. For new/original permits, the first day will be all classroom and the second day will be at the range. Classroom days are always on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Range days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Renewals require only the 8 hours of range training, meaning you will only need to show up for a Wednesday or Saturday appointment. The handgun permit course includes 2 days of class, rangetime, rental weapon and ammunition, package assistance, and photos. MSP Fees and fingerprinting are NOT included. For more information on eligibility and what to bring with you before class, visit our FAQ page

Security Guard Certification

In order to work as a Security Guard in Maryland, a certificate known as the Security Clearance Card (commonly referred to as a Guard Card) is required. Guard Clearance Certification is offered simultaneously with our Wear and Carry permit classes, but can be completed on its own if desired. If you have been a licensed Maryland Security Guard in the past, your Guard Clearance Card must be renewed. Our Security Guard Certification course DO NOT includes Handcuff, OC, and Baton certifications can be combined with a wear and carry permit for an additional cost.

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Requirements

  • What is covered in the price of every course?
    • State Certified Instructor time both in classroom and at the range
    • Complete walkthrough of the application process including package assembly when necessary
  • What is NOT covered in the price of any course?
    • Fees paid to Maryland State Police in the form of check or Money Order are required by the applicant and not included in the course price. See Below for a list of these fees.
    • Several permit applications are required by Maryland State Police to include live fingerprint scans. The cost of obtaining fingerprints is not included in our course price and is not offered by Train To Aim. Ask your instructor in person or over the phone for recommendations nearest you.
    • All necessary rental weapons, ammunition, and eyes/ears protection for the range
    • Photograph Printing for all required permits
  • How long do the permits last before they need to be renewed?
    • Wear and Carry - 2 years
    • Security Guard Clearance Card - 2 years
    • Private Investigator License - 2 years
    • HQL - 10 years
  • What do I need to bring with me before class?

On your first day, bring information for 3 references (name, phone number, address, employment) which is required for the Maryland State Police application. Bring payment in the form of cash or credit card. Your employment history over the past 5 years (including company names, phone and addresses) will also be asked about in the application. Also bring your Driver's License, if you have served in the military please bring your DD214, and if you were born overeas you will need your green card or naturalization papers.

Bring your Driver's License or other ID, wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed (bullet casings can be very hot and land anywhere). 

  • What do I need to bring with me before the range?

Bring your Driver's License or other ID, wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed (bullet casings can be very hot and land anywhere). 

  • What are the full eligibility requirements of a Wear and Carry permit?

Please consult the Maryland State Police website for the full requirements.

  • What are the full eligibility requirements of a Security Guard Clearance Card?

Please consult the Maryland State Police website for the full requirements.

  • What are the full eligibility requirements of the HQL?

Please consult the Maryland State Police website for the full requirements.

  • What should I expect for the OC, Handcuff, and Baton class? Will I be sprayed?

We spray our students for the OC Spray certification course, in order to be familiarised with the scent. Baton use will be demonstrated and practiced on dummy targets only, but you will be handcuffed briefly during the Handcuff course.

  • What are the restrictions for when I can or can not carry with a permit?
Security Guards and Private Investigators - Only while actively engaged on the job.
Business Owners - No extra restrictions, wear and carry 24/7.
Wear and Carry of a firearm is prohibited in the State of Maryland in the following locations:
  1. On school property (CR 4-102)
  2. Within 1,000 feet of a demonstration in a public place (CR 4-208)
  3. In legislative buildings (SG 2-1702)
  4. Aboard aircraft (TR 5-1008)
  5. In lodging establishments where the innkeeper reasonably believes individuals possess property that may be dangerous to other individuals, such as firearms or explosives (BR 15-203)
  6. On dredge boats, other than two 10 gauge shotguns (NR 4-1013)
  7. In or around State-owned public buildings and grounds (COMAR 04.05.01.03)
  8. On Chesapeake Forest Lands (COMAR 08.01.07.14)
  9. In State Forests (COMAR 08.07.01.04)
  10. In State Parks (COMAR 08.07.06.04)
  11. In State Highway Rest Areas, unless properly secured within vehicle (COMAR 11.04.07.12)
  12. In lodging establishments where the innkeeper reasonably believes individuals possess property that may be dangerous to other individuals, such as firearms or explosives (BR 15-203)
  13. In community adult rehabilitation centers (COMAR 12.02.03.10)
  14. In child care centers, except for small centers located in residences (COMAR 13A.16.10.04)
  • How long will it take to recieve my permits?

Once your paperwork is submitted, your waiting time is entirely dependent on the Licensing Division of Maryland State police. There is nothing Archangel can do to speed up the process or inquire about how much longer your wait will be. Typical waiting times can range from 4 to 6 weeks in our experience, and the official time frame advised by MSP is up to 90 days after your Interview.

  • What are the additional fees to Maryland State Police?

Check or Money Order payments made out to Maryland State Police are required in your application for the following amounts per permit:

  • Wear and Carry permit - Original/Initial $75.00 fee, renewals and subsequents $50.00 fee
  • Security Guard Certification - Original $15.00 fee, renewal $10.00 fee
  • Private Investigator - Original $15.00 fee, renewal $10.00 fee
  • HQL - No money order required, online payment available. $50.00 for Original, $20.00 for Renewal
  • How do I get a Fingerprint scan?

Fingerprint Scans must be obtained separately from any local third-party fingerprinting company you choose. We recommend 1A Fingerprinting in Halethorpe MD for those nearby. Ask your instructor during class for recommendations in other areas.

  • Will I be guaranteed employment?

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.

  • Do I need to be a United States Citizen?

No, but you must bring with you documentation that proves you are here legally such as your naturalization papers, passport, work visa, or green card in order to fill out your permit applications.