Reese Firearms Protective Training 

Located in Kernersville, North Carolina, Reese Firearms offers North Carolina approved Unarmed and Armed Security Guard training and classes in the Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Kernersville, NC and the surrounding areas.

Getting your certificate before finding your career in security is the best way to start. Get the training you need to apply for your NC Guard card.

Security Guard Training

Security guards are needed in many different venues, from shopping malls, to offices, and even nuclear power plants. Any place that draws a large amount of people, or has a resource that needs protection, requires security guards to be present. Security guards work either in the private sector or in the public sector. Also, security guards are needed at special events, and spectator sport events.

Furthermore, without security guards working in these areas we would have many more instances of crime and chaos in public areas. In fact, Security guards act as a way to maintain law and order in areas where lots of people gather or many people filter through on a daily basis. Security guards also serve to protect property in many different venues. Acting as a barrier which prevents instances occurring that would require police involvement. Security guards are an extremely vital part of how our society runs in a relatively safe manner.

Thinking about becoming a security guard, or going through security training? Then you have come to the right place!

Unarmed Guard Course Info: $100

UNARMED GUARD CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO ARMED. AFTER YOU ARE CERTIFIED YOU HAVE 1 YEAR TO FIND EMPLOYMENT AS AN UNARMED GUARD BUT ONLY 30 DAYS AS AN ARMED GUARD. WE RECOMMEND YOU BECOME UNARMED GUARD CERTIFIED AND FIND EMPLOYMENT AS AN UNARMED GUARD PRIOR TO BECOMING ARMED GUARD CERTIFIED.

  • This is a 2 day class from 9:00-5:00pm.
  • The required introductory security course that provides the security guard training necessary to work legally as an unarmed security guard in the State of North Carolina.
  • Additionally students that complete the unarmed security guard training must renew their license annually.
  • The attained certificate can be used for pre-employment certification that the required training has been completed. Consequently employment must be secured within 12 month of attaining the certificate.
  • Lastly, the North Carolina Private Protective Services (NC PPS) will issue a license that will allow Students to begin working as a security guard. Upon completion of this course and successfully submitting the proper State application and forms the license will be issued.

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Armed Guard Course Info: $225 (this includes range fees but not ammunition)

  • This is a 3 day class from 9:00am-5:00pm, training time includes the required range time.
  • The required introductory security course that provides the security guard training necessary to work legally as an armed security guard in the State of North Carolina.
  • Additionally students that complete the armed security guard training must renew their license annually.
  • The attained certificate can be used for pre-employment certification that the required training has been completed. Consequently employment must be secured within 30 days of attaining the certificate.
  • Students are responsible for equipment which includes firearm, 3 magazines, eyes & ears protection. If you do not have a firearm to qualify with one can be rented for $20 plus the cost of ammunition. Ammunition for rental guns must be purchased through Reese Firearms Protective Training.
  • In order to become an Armed Security Guard you MUST have the Unarmed Guard Certificate prior to taking the Armed Guard class.
  • Lastly, the North Carolina Private Protective Services (NC PPS) will issue a license that will allow Students to begin working as a security guard. Upon completion of this course and successfully submitting the proper State application and forms the license will be issued.

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Combined Armed and Unarmed Training: $325 (this includes range fees but not ammunition) 

This is a 5 day class from 9am-5pm, this includes range time. Range qualification time will be earlier.

Interested in taking both? As previously stated, in order to become an Armed Security Guard you MUST have the Unarmed Guard Certificate prior to taking the Armed Guard class. If you cannot do so during the same week just let us know. In either case we will make arrangements to accommodate your schedule when possible.

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Annual Security Guard Firearms Qualifications 

The North Carolina PPSB requires ALL licensees, registered security officers, armored car officers and private investigators who carry a firearm in the performance of their duties to qualify each year with their duty weapon. Officer must qualify on both day and night courses of fire and score at least 80% or higher on both to pass. We HIGHLY recommend that those qualified to carry a firearm re-qualify within 60 to 90-days of the expiration date of their registration or license.  This will lessen the likelihood of having a lapse on your firearm privileges, which can be very costly, both in terms of time and money.

The  Annual Firearms Qualification course consists of 4-hours of classroom training, which includes a legal recap of applicable laws affecting the armed professional, firearms safety, marksmanship skills and more.  Following a break, students report to the range to qualify on each prescribed course of fire.  We STRONGLY encourages and recommends all students to PRACTICE at a range with their firearm PRIOR to attending the Annual Firearms Qualification course.

Per 14B NCAC 16,  failure to qualify in three (3) attempts on either the day or night courses of fire will result in the suspension of an officer's armed registration, even if the armed registration has not yet expired. Failure to qualify could adversely affect your employment status to work in an armed capacity.

Cost $100.00 for a short time only $80 (one firearm) for up to three (3) attempts, this does not include the cost of ammunition. You will need a minimum or 300 rounds of ammunition.

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From our location in Kernersville we serve all of the Piedmont Triad including Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point.

Interested in obtaining your NC Concealed Carry permit?

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Ready to start your career as a Guard or get Advanced Firearms Training?