These courses will prepare you or provide continuing training for a career in protective services. Each 20-hour course meets the training requirements of the Illinois Private Detective, Private Security, and Private Alarm Act.


Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

Security guards and private investigators in Illinois are required to obtain a PERC card through the IDFPR. See the links below for more information and the PERC application.

Completion of at least one of the basic training courses or possession of a current PERC is required to complete Firearms Training. Students who are IL residents must have a current FOID card for participation in any firearms course.

Current Armed Security Officers may complete their annual weapon re-qualification per Illinois State requirements by attending the last two days of the Security Officer Firearms Training course. Enrollment for this program is by department consent.

Criteria for employment are set by individual law enforcement agencies.

This program may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to qualified participants that are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. Call the Workforce Development Department at (847) 377-3450 for additional information.

Please email or call (847) 543-2990 for registration information.