Armed Security- Tennessee & Arkansas

Tuition $150.00


USA Training Academy will insure that all materials are provided:

The State of Tennessee/Private Protective Services now requires ALL "NEW and RENEWING" students to register and use their new online portal for applying for new armed or unarmed license and renewing your Armed/Unarmed licenses. You must complete all applications and upload all required documents and pay all State fees through this new portal in order to obtain or renew your license. If you do not have a computer or internet, you may call for an appointment and we will take care of your online application with you for a fee of $15 for renewal and $20 for first time applicants.  However, you must have an e-mail address in order to register for the State’s new portal and a credit or debit card to pay your state fee.

Please use the link below to complete all State of Tennessee Private Protective Services application requirements after you have completed your training and received the e-mail from us with your digital copy of your training form and photo.



Armed Guard Classes are a 16 hour/2 day course, required by the State of Tennessee to become an armed guard. You must be 21 years old to become an armed guard.


The Armed Guard License is gun specific, so you must qualify with the same Make, Model and Caliber gun you will be using on the Job.

Fees to the State:

Armed Guard License Fee……….$105.00

Digital Fingerprint Fee..$32.65

State of Tennessee Online New Application Assistance Fee…$20
State of Tennessee Online Renewal Application Assistance Fee…$15.

*The State of Tennessee now requires all applications and documents/photos are to be uploaded to the new online system. If you have trouble using the online system, you are welcome to make an appointment with us after you have completed your training, and you have the additional items listed below. We will be glad to help you fill out the online application and upload all required documents and photos as soon as you have collected them all;

– Proof of Training from Instructor
– Photo from Instructor
– Digital Finger Print Receipt
– DD214 (If you have ever been in the military)
– Court Clerk Certified Final Disposition of any arrests from your entire life.
– Proof of Citizenship Documents from Instructor
– Credit Card / Debit Card

*Fees are subject to change without notice.

Armed Guard Training is a 2 day class. When you sign up we will automatically enroll you in the second class.


Shooting targets provided. Because USA Training Academy cares, eye & ear protection provided for all students.

What do I need to bring?

A quality handgun 9mm or larger caliber are recommended with 50 rounds of factory ammunition (reloads are fine). Firearms can be rented as well as ammunition can be purchased.


These courses are required by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance to obtain an Unarmed or Armed Security Guard License. They cover the Tennessee Private Protective Services Law and Rules book and follow the guidelines set forth by the state.
This course is for those that want an armed guard license. It is conducted over two days. Topics include orientation, legal powers and limitations of a security guard, emergency procedures, general duties, firearm handling, safety and maintenance, marksmanship training, legal limitations on the use of a firearm, patrolling, and more. There is a written test and firearm qualification on the range. This class includes unarmed guard training (4 hours).

Armed Security
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Tennessee Armed Security Class

Armed Security
Combo Class

Combo Class- Security & Gun Permit 

Tuition $175.00 covers the Armed Security class requirements listed above as

All training meets or exceeds the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Department of Safety training requirements.

Change of Handgun

Tuition $50.00

This class is required if you are current armed guard and want to change or add a different make, model, and/or caliber of the handgun you carry on duty. This class meets state requirements for marksmanship training so you can carry a different or additional type of handgun as an armed security guard.

Handgun Change

Armed Security 2 year


Tuition $50.00

USA Training Academy will provide all material needed. Targets, State of Tennessee recertification form and color photo's.

This course is for current armed guards who are nearing their license expiration date and need to re-certify. Training consists of a refresher on the topics covered in armed guard training. There is a written test and firearm qualification on the range. Students will need to bring a quality firearm that they will carry on duty and 50 rounds of factory ammunition (reloads are fine).

Shotgun Qualification

Tuition $50.00

Class will cover the nomeclature of the shotgun and operation. Class will also cover a familiarzation shooting course of fire. Shotgun and ammunition provided. Eye & ear protection provided. 

Training classes available weekdays and weekends.



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