|Written by jswana|
Jobs in Security have to be what you make of them.¬† There are some pretty good agencies out there.¬† To become a Security Agent there are some things that you have to do and a background that has to be checked in order to gain a license. Security agencies seem to hire more in these times. Here are the steps that it takes to receive certification in this field......
1.) The Security Agent Course:
This is a three day course offered to those interested in the field.¬† The first order of business is to find the school that is said to be the best in the area.¬† The cost in 2007 was $65.00 for the three day class.
2.)¬† Studying and taking the test:
Each session is about 2 hours or so and it is a comprehensive review on laws that apply to your State that you probably did not really know and the required duties and knowledge of an Agent.¬† You will be given the major subjects of law that will be brought up on the test.¬† Listen to the instructor as best you can.¬† Study your notes when you take them home.
3.)¬† The test:
The test is not hard, but rather quite practical, as you will be going over what you have learned for the last two days.¬† Try to get the highest score possible.¬† Where as over 70 will pass you, you should try for higher so that you can know what Security really requires to be a success in it.
4.)¬† Issuance of Diploma and Certification:
On the day that you pass the test, you will be issued a diploma and a certification.¬† The diploma is for show, the certification is to say that you passed all needed criteria to become a Security Agent. This is what your ultimate Security job will need from you.¬† There will also be a photographer on board so that you can take a picture that you will send off with your papers that you receive to the State.
5.) Finger printing:
You cannot go to your Police Station and have your finger prints taken.¬† You must go to a Finger Printing Lab to have this done.¬† The school will give you a list.¬† The costs can vary over certain times but the last¬† inquiry of this was $55.00.¬† These finger prints are what the State will check your background on.
5.)¬† Sending off all your papers to the State:
The finger prints, the proof of certification (not the original), the picture and application will all go to the appropriate office of¬† the State.¬† You will¬† be informed of the branch and address.¬† They will do a thorough background check for criminal activities, fraud, etc.¬† This will cost approximately $55.00.
5.)¬† Getting your Certificate to work:
This is called the Blue Card or the Perc (Permanent Employee Registration Card) and will be sent to you once you are approved to receive it.¬† It will be valid for three years.¬† Every three years you must renew which costs approximately $35.00, a little more if you are late.¬† Peace.
*If you owe State taxes, State Student grants, this must be cleared up.
*They take criminal backgrounds seriously, but it depends.¬† There are some with records who have had them expunged over time, but it is a process.