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DURATION: 16 hours / 2 days

Prerequisite: Solid grasp on firearm safety and handling


  • Reliable Firearm  (Centerfire only, no rimfire handguns/ firearms available for rent)   for every additional firearm added to license- $25/firearm 

  • 2 Magazines (Minimum)  

  • Outside the Waistband Holster (if you own your firearm)  

  • Rugged Belt  

  • Spare Magazine Holder  

  • Eye and Ear Protection  

  • Rugged/Comfortable Clothes and Shoes  

  • 50 rounds of ammunition; 5 rounds of which need to be self defense/ duty rounds (ammunition for purchase available if needed) 

  • Please clean your gun in advance of the course or bring your gun cleaning kit with you 

  • Notebook and pen 



$250 w/Basic Dallas  (Save $10)

$325 w/Preferred Dallas (Save $30)

$420 w/Basic Dallas + Less Than Lethal  (Save $40)


Restricted Items:  
• Serpa Type, Shoulder, or Small of the Back Holsters 

Special Note:  
• This is not an introductory class. Students must possess and demonstrate basic, safe gun handling. Failure to meet this requirement will result in removal from the course. 


It is the responsibility of the "Trainee" to submit the application to the State of Tennessee along with the applicable fee. 



Armed Security Guard License Course

    • Be at least 21 years of age for registration as an armed security guard. 

    • Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien. 

    • Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless a court of competent jurisdiction has since declared the applicant competent; 

    • If convicted in any jurisdiction of any of the crimes listed in this subdivision (4), have completed a serving sentence or court-ordered probation at least five (5) years prior to application. Conviction of the following crimes shall disqualify an applicant, subject to the conditions stated in this section: 
            (A) Any felony; or 
            (B) Any misdemeanor involving: 
               (i) Shooting a firearm or other weapon; 
               (ii) Shoplifting; 
               (iii) Assault and battery or other act of violence against persons or property; 
               (iv) Crimes involving the sale, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances, controlled substance analogs, drugs or narcotics; 
               (v) Theft of property; or 
               (vi) Theft of services; 

    • Not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence;

    • Not have any disability that, in the opinion of the commissioner, prevents the applicant from performing the duties of a security guard/officer;

    • Be of good moral character;

    • Submit electronic fingerprints;

    • Must meet the statutory training requirements. 

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