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

The Universal Secuirty Armed Guard/Officer Course is the premier and most sought out training Academy Certification in Tennessee. We combine class room instruction and range training. The 16-hour curriculum provides the confidence required to carry a firearm in pursuit of a professional career in the Security Specialist Industry.

Course PreRequisite

Tennessee Enhanced Gun Permit  

Classroom Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before we begin

    • Course Outline

  • 2


    • Tennessee Private Protective Services Licensing and Regulatory Act and Administrative Rules

    • Role of a Security Officer/Guard

    • Attitude and Conduct of Security Officers/Guards

  • 3

    Final Exam

    • Before you go...

    • Test Requirements and Upon Passing

    • Final Exam


  • Reliable Centerfire Firearm  (firearms available for rent) every additional firearm added to your registration $25/ weapon 

  • 2 Magazines (Minimum)  

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

  • Rugged Belt  

  • Spare Magazine Holder  

  • Eye and Ear Protection  

  • Rugged/Comfortable Clothes and Shoes  

  • 50 rounds of practice ammunition  (available for purchase if needed) 

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

  • Notebook and pen 


Under Tennessee Law: each Armed Security Officer MUST qualify/certify with each firearm they are going to carry while on duty. This means by make, model, and caliber. 

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

Start a New Career Path

with a training course and path to success

Enrolling in the Universal Security, LLC Academy Tennessee Armed Guard/Officer Training Online you open the doors to a future of success and supervision from a career officer skilled in creating new leaders like you. Begin your journey of your future now. . .