Is anyone exempt from registering as a security guard in Connecticut?

Short Answer: Nobody is exempt.

Long Answer: All security officers, security guards and private investigators throughout the State of Connecticut must be registered with the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. No exceptions!

I am sure, if you really applied yourself, you could probably skirt the law somehow and work as a security guard without registering, but it would only be a matter of time before you get caught, and the penalties are quite severe.

The other thing is, getting around the licensing and registration requirements will seriously stunt your career growth potential.

You might have been able to convince one company to hire you due to their lax standards and follow-up on background checks and verification that you are licensed, but it is doubtful you will be able to convince any but the shadiest of companies to hire you.

And really, do you want to be working for those kinds of companies?

Unless you are already a convicted criminal with a felony conviction or a have been convicted of a sex related crime, actually applying for a license and passing the basic security guard training class requirements is utterly trivial.

Even if you have been convicted of a felony in the past you are not automatically barred either, if the felony has been expunged, or happened far enough back in your past, it probably won't be an issue.

The point is, why risk your career, and your job, just to save a few bucks and a few hours of classroom work?

There are some great companies out there such as LJB Security Training in East Haven and the Bridgeport Shooting Range in Bridgeport that teach these classes, and teach them well, that you'd be crazy not to spend the small amount of time and money just doing the right thing in the first place.

If that old curmudgeon Dan "Slower than molasses in a Minnesota Winter" McFadden can pass the security guard licensing in five different States, then you can too.

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