The Connecticut Security Officer 'Guard Card'
our beginning to a great career and profession.

This class is required for licensing both unarmed and armed security officers.

The HF LearnSafety Connecticut Security Officer ”Guard Card” course is the required and authorized 8-hour security training class for security officers/guards in the State of Connecticut. 

In 2004, Connecticut’s governor passed a law mandating the tra
ining and licensing of private and public safety security officers. It requires that all private security training must be approved and that all criminal justice private security trainers be certified by The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (our State Police). 

Herb Furhman of HF LearnSafety LLC is one of those approved trainers. A retired police officer and a currently active firearm instructor at the Connecticut Police Academy, Herb is also certified as a “Blue Card” instructor for those desiring to go on as a Connecticut licensed armed security officer. 

There are many opportunities for employment in the field of security. In fact, private security is more than 1 percent of the US gross national product. The US Government predicts it will grow 17 percent by 2016 or 175,000 new security industry jobs. Additionally, becoming a security professional can prepare you for government security positions in law enforcement, criminal justice and the military. 

Group Classes 

- August 19, Saturday
- September 9, Saturday
- October 14, Saturday
- October 22, Sunday
- November 19, Sunday
- November 25, Saturday
- December 10, Sunday
- December 31, Sunday

Weekend classes begin at 8:30 am.
Weekday classes begin at 5:30 pm.

Location: 315 Litchfield Road, New Milford, CT  06776  

Our Class Includes:

  • State statutes and case law of Connecticut
  • Use of Force
  • Laws of Arrest & Detention
  • The US Constitution
  • First Aid/CPR/AED overview (Certified Classes listed on this Website)
  • Introduction to private security, search and seizure law, use of force, and basic criminal justice

Upon successful completion you will receive an approved  Security Officer Certification Identification Card Application. Final processing will be through the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of the State Police. 

Course Requirements:

  • 18 years old 
  • Pass a Criminal Background Check by the State Police 
  • Complete the 8-hour mandated “Security Officer Guard Card” class by HF LearnSafety LLC.

Cost per person: 

  • $110. tuition in a group class. 
  • Private Classes on Demand.  Additional charge.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment is required.

This course, t
hrough HF LearnSafety, is approved by the State of Connecticut Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education and the US Veterans Affairs for full financial reimbursement of this course to qualifying veterans using VA Form 22-0803

Also, the CT State Police have informed us that they will waive this education course to all retired law enforcement officers and military. However, as in the case of all professions, you will be held accountable for all federal and state laws governing security officers which are covered in the class as mandated by the legislature and the courts. We suggest you call the CSP Special Licensing Unit if you have questions.

To Register for Classes:

  • Via Telephone: 203-947-4327

HF LearnSafety Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available. If you are unable to attend a pre-registered class, you may reschedule by contacting us no later than three days prior to the class date. You may only reschedule once and must take the rescheduled class within a two-month period. Class registration is transferable to another person.