(a)  Applicants for an unarmed security guard registration shall complete the basic unarmed security guard training course within 30 days from the date of permanent hire. The course shall consist of a minimum of 16 hours of classroom instruction including:

(1)           The Security Officer in North Carolina -- (minimum of one hour);

(2)           Legal Issues for Security Officers -- (minimum of three hours);

(3)           Emergency Response -- (minimum of three hours);

(4)           Communications -- (minimum of two hours);

(5)           Patrol Procedures -- (minimum of three hours);

(6)           Note Taking and Report Writing -- (minimum of three hours); and

(7)           Deportment -- (minimum of one hour).

A minimum of four hours of classroom instruction shall be completed within 20 calendar days of any security guard, including probationary, being placed on a duty station. These four hours shall include the instruction on The Security Officer in North Carolina and Legal Issues for Security Officers.

(b)  Training shall be conducted by a Board certified unarmed security guard trainer. A Board created lesson plan covering the training requirements in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall be made available by the Board to each trainer. The Board may approve other media training materials that deliver the training requirements of Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(c)  The 16 hours of training may be delivered remotely under the following conditions:

(1)           The training is presented by a Board certified unarmed security officer trainer.

(2)           Each student is given a copy of the unarmed security guard training manual to use for the duration of the 16 hour training course.

(3)           The technology used allows the trainer to see the students and the students to see the trainer in real time during the training.

(4)           All students in each classroom are able to see and read the screen or monitor, and they must be able to hear and understand the audio presentation. All monitors used in each classroom must be at least 32 inches wide.

(5)           The technology used is of sufficient quality so that the training audio and video is delivered smoothly and without interruption.

(6)           Each student is taught to use the audio and video equipment in the classroom prior to the start of the 16 hour unarmed security officer training course.

(7)           The total number of students receiving the remote training at one time does not exceed 35 students.

(8)           Any additional training beyond the Board mandated training in the unarmed security guard training manual is taught either before or after the 16 hour unarmed security officer training.

(9)           The Director is notified five days prior to training of the location of each classroom, name, and location of the certified trainer, and the number of students who will be present.

(10)         The sponsoring agency allows the Director or the Director's designee access via computer of the training during the time that it is taking place.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 74C-5; 74C-11; 74C-13(m);

Eff. January 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2009; November 1, 2006; June 1, 2004;

Transferred and Recodified from 12 NCAC 07D .0707 Eff. July 1, 2015;

Readopted Eff. August 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2021.