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New Mexico Security License

Are you interested in getting a New Mexico security guard license? If yes, then keep on reading. Here you can get acquainted with all the requirements you have to meet.

Requirements to become a New Mexico Security Guard

To be an authorized licensee, you ought to meet the following:

  • Be a US resident
  • For level 1 be 18 years old and more
  • Be 21 years old (for levels 2,3)
  • Get 90% and more scores in the exam
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Undergo a full background check
  • Submit fingerprints
  • Complete the special training
  • Have a good moral description
  • Submit 2 photos

It will help the case a lot if you also have the following:

Note that for all three tiers (1, 2, 3) you need to complete 24-hour training. However, for levels 2 and 3, there are extra expectations.

Level 1 involves the following topics:

  • Role of the officer
  • First aid skills
  • Investigating skills
  • Interviewing
  • Reporting
  • Preservation
  • Professionalism and work ethics
  • Testimony in court

In fact, level 2 contains all of the points mentioned above, yet there are some supplementary topics to cover.

So, it includes:

  • Use of force
  • Handling conflicts
  • Use of defensive tools
  • Handcuffing
  • Chemical agents

And, lastly, level 3 embraces all the points mentioned previously and some additional topics designed specifically for this higher layer:

  • Life safety/fire protection
  • Assessing threats
  • Safety awareness
  • Ammunition and storage
  • Marksmanship

The practice designed for all the 3 of them should be completed about 12 months before submitting the application.

How to Apply for the Certificate?

Note that entry forms are submitted online. Just visit the Board’s website.

You should fill in all the required spaces. Also, attach 2 recent photos. Applicants of all the layers will submit their training documents. For grades 2 and 3, it is also required to attach copies of a high school diploma. Grade 3 applicants, along with all the other data, will have to attach an evaluation from a licensed psychologist.

The application fee:

  • Layer 1 and 2 is $50
  • Layer 3 is $75

All the appliers need to submit fingerprints. This is essential for establishing a positive identification. As a matter of fact, every future officer of the state undergoes a full background check.

It does not always limit only to criminal background checking. It can sometimes include investigation of credit reports, also, examination of motor vehicle reports.

Safety Guard Certificate Renewal

Before refreshing the certificate, there are some extra classes. Thus, to maintain the certificate, it is obligatory to cover additional 4-hour courses and training. Upon renewal, guards should represent proof of taking the compulsory educational program. Thus, without it, license renewal is impossible.

In general, there are a number of choices to receive supplementary education for reactivation. Different courses are available in this respect so that officers can choose the most convenient option out of many:

  • In-house education
  • College-based courses
  • Academy of low enforcement
  • Any authorized institution

No matter the option, it is only important to cover it fully for the reactivation to happen.

Zara N

Zara Nalchajyan is a content writer and a psychologist. She loves both of her professions with passion. The spheres she has chosen seem totally different. Anyway, she has so far succeeded in combining and linking them. Zara works as a family psychologist daytime and in the evenings she immerses in writing. Besides working as a content writer, she has managed to write her own books. She is an author of a psychological book for parents called “Some issues on upbringing”. She also writes therapeutic stories for children. Right now Zara is writing (or trying to write) her first psychological novel.

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