Security Guard State Certification

PASCO – Security Officer Basic Training Program

The aim of this program is to instruct individuals who may be new to the security industry in the general history of the profession, state licensing rules and regulations, the fundamental skills of observing, report writing, public relations and emergency response. Additionally the program gives advanced training on the issues of first aid, emergency procedures, security post operational techniques, fire prevention and criminal/civil incident documentation reporting.

The course will include 24 hours of classroom instruction followed by an examination to demonstrate competency. A passing grade of 80% on the examination will be required to receive your certification. The PASCO training program is designed in complete compliance with Utah’s Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) training requirements.

  • The class will be offered in the Fall, beginning in August. (Exact Dates & Times – TBD)
  • Price – TBD
  • Location – UVU Campus (TBD)

This course is offered through UVU's Professional & Continuing Education program. For more information, please see their Security Officer Certification page, their Armed Security Officer Certification page as well as their course schedule page.