Study Guide for Security Guard Examinations

All principals and certified trainers must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

(1) All topics in the security guard presassignment training course
(2) Washington State laws regarding security guard licensing and regulations
(3) Legal and liability issues related to the security guard industry
(4) General security management

Where can I find the study material to prepare for the examination?

• Washington State Laws Regulating Private Security Guards
Chapter 18.170 RCW
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.170

• Washington Administrative Code for Private Security Guards
WAC 308-18
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-18

• Washington State Patrol, WATCH
https://watch.wsp.wa.gov

• Uniform Regulation of Business and Professions Act
Chapter 18.235 RCW
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.235

• Firearms and Dangerous Weapons Law
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41

• Master Business License, Secretary of State, US Department of Revenue, and Trade Names
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business

• Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
www.eeoc.gov

• Criminal Justice Training Commission – Use of Force Continuum
https://fortress.wa.gov/cjtc/www/forms/private_security/Study_Guide.pdf

• Washington Criminal Code Title 9A
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9A

• Occupational Safety & Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/

• Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
www.ilpi.com/msds/faq/parta.html#whatis

• Protection Officers Training Manual
www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/els051/2003050337.html