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4 Skills You Need for a Successful Career in Security in Tennessee


4 Skills You Need for a Successful Career in Security in Tennessee

While we would all love to live in a world that does not need security, we do not. Security measures are a core part of every element of our day-to-day lives: from the lock on your front door to the keycard you need to swipe to access the office to the innumerable passwords you have for banking, shopping, and browsing online. 

Fortunately, there are opportunities galore for those interested in pursuing a career in security. Whether you want to provide advanced network intrusion protection or give business owners and the public the sense of relief that comes from on-site physical security, you should have no difficulty finding a career. 

Here are the four essential skills you need to work in the security sector.

Communication in Security 

Communicating effectively is perhaps one of the most important skills you can have as a security professional. On any given day, you will need to be able to work in tandem with business owners and fellow security guards, keeping up to date with the situation on-site and any developing security risks. This is reasonably easy, as you will typically build trust and familiarity with these individuals as you go along. 

More problematic is communicating with the public. As part of your responsibilities, you must clearly instruct and advise a broad range of people, including those actively trying to provoke, undermine, or circumvent you. Your ability to ensure that your directives and requests are obeyed will set you apart from lesser security personnel, so developing this skill can accelerate your career by establishing you as reliable, professional, and competent. 

Ethics of Providing Security Services 

An unappreciated skill, but an essential one, is the ability to act ethically. As a security guard, you will frequently find yourself in situations requiring you to deliberate your behavior. Critical ethical issues that you will encounter include. 


You cannot, and should not, pre-judge people on any aspect of their nature: race, gender, sexuality, or religion. Doing so is not only morally reprehensible but is also a surefire way to find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit or developing a reputation for profiling people, neither of which will be good for your career. 

Use of force 

Another speedy way of ending your security career is through the excessive use of force. You are permitted to protect yourself against physical threats and prevent an individual from escaping (if the situation has fulfilled the requirements of a citizen's arrest). However, doing so excessively will land you with an assault charge and difficulty in finding employment. 


After an incident, you may need to provide a report to your employer or law enforcement personnel. It would be best to take full accountability for your action truthfully and openly. Anything less, and you are simply not doing your job correctly. 


There may come a time when you have access to private information. This could be elevator footage, an individual's contact details, or other personal data. You must only use this information to protect and safeguard the business, people, and property you are hired to provide security. Sharing it or using it for your purposes is massively unethical, and if you are found to have done so, it will ruin your career. 

Security Risk Assessment 

There are two key elements to risk assessment that you should practice: pre-existing and live. Pre-existing risk assessment is where potential flaws in a business's security might be exploited. So it could be that the owner leaves the back door open to increase airflow. Still, there is no one watching this door, for example. The most common type of risk you will likely find will be gaps in the security camera coverage, so being aware of these will allow you to patrol more effectively. 

On the other hand, live security threats can be more challenging to assess. This is because they depend on your observational skills and your ability to determine if there is an issue before it develops accurately. This can include seeing someone drinking heavily and becoming belligerent or if a shopper appears to be acting strangely (and is, therefore, potentially looking to shoplift or rob). 

Early identification here can help you (and the business you are hired to safeguard). You will be able to place yourself in a position to react quickly to any escalation of the risk and take preventive measures (like getting support from your fellow guards or informing bar staff to cut someone off, for example). 

Security Technology 

While the role of a physical security professional is, by definition, more physical than technology-based, you will need to be able to use various tools effectively. These include radios, security cameras, access control systems, and metal detectors. If any of these tools fail or you misuse them, the entire security of the premises could be jeopardized. So take the time to develop an affinity for this business side. 

Of course, most of your skill set will be technology-centric if you work in network or system security. If so, you must continually work to maintain your skills. A degree in cyber security is excellent. Still, it is also outdated rapidly as the technological landscape and the range of threats evolve at a breakneck pace. 

Next Steps 

This is by no means an exhaustive list. The skills you need to be a genuinely successful security professional vary depending on what type of security you provide, for whom, and in what location. Contact the Alliance Training and Testing team. We have over one hundred years of combined experience, giving us the knowledge, skills, and expertise to supercharge your career. 

Alliance Training and Testing

The Security School of Choice in Tennessee 




Alliance Training and Testing - The Best Security Guard Training in Tennessee


Are you looking for a career in security? 

If so, you need to get the right training. Alliance Training and Testing is the best place to get your security guard training in Tennessee.

We offer a variety of training courses to fit your needs, whether you want to become an unarmed or armed security guard. Our courses are comprehensive and cover everything you need to know to be successful in the security industry.

We also offer online and in-class training options, so you can find the format that works best for you. And our prices are affordable, so you can get the training you need without breaking the bank.

In addition to our online unarmed security license training course, we also offer a variety of other services, such as Tennessee Chapter 1121 of Public Acts of 2022 is more popularly known as Dallas Law security guard certification and online unarmed security license renewal, We can help you every step of the way on your journey to becoming a security guard. We'll help you get the training you need to succeed in this exciting and rewarding career.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing Alliance Training and Testing for your security guard training:

  • We are a veteran-owned and operated business, so you can be sure that you're getting the best possible training from experienced professionals.
  • We offer a variety of training courses to fit your needs, whether you want to become an unarmed or armed security guard.
  • Our courses are comprehensive and cover everything you need to know to be successful in the security industry.
  • We offer online and in-class training options, so you can find the format that works best for you.
  • Our prices are affordable, so you can get the training you need without breaking the bank.

If you're ready to start your career in security, contact Alliance Training and Testing today. We'll help you get the training you need to succeed!

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Alliance Training and Testing

The Security School of Choice in Tennessee.




Online Unarmed Security Guard License Renewal Training Course State of Tennessee


Course Overview & Cost

A security guard/officer is an individual employed by a contract security company or a proprietary security organization to protect persons and/or property from criminal activities.

Alliance Training and Testing LLC place major emphasis on successfully preparing our students for challenging careers in the security field. Our modern and practical approach to education provides our graduates with the necessary skills essential to obtain responsible unarmed security positions in business and industry. Our exceptional unarmed security training curriculum exceeds the State of Tennessee Requirements by also incorporating The Private Security Officer Selection and Training Guidelines established by ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals.

Course Cost $30

Course Description

This segment examines the use of force continuum and basic de-escalation techniques as well as the legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer.

Course Learning Objective & Suggested Audience

The objective of this course is to train individuals to renew an unarmed security license in the State of Tennessee.

This course is fully approved by the State of Tennessee Private Protective Services and satisfies all requirements to renew an Unarmed Security License in the State of Tennessee.

This course is for anyone interested in Renewing an Unarmed Security Guard License in the State of Tennessee.

Course Prerequisites

Each Student Must:

Have a Current Tennessee Unarmed Security Guard License that is Not More than 90 Days Past the Expiration Date.  If your license is 90 Days Past the Expiration Date you will need to complete the 4-Hour General Training for Unarmed Security License.

Be at least 18 years of age for registration as an unarmed security guard.

Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien.

Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of a mental defect or disease unless a court of competent jurisdiction has since declared the applicant competent.

Not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence.

Not having any disability that, in the opinion of the commissioner, prevents the applicant from performing the duties of a security guard/officer.

Be of good moral character.

If convicted in any jurisdiction of any of the crimes listed in this subdivision (4), have completed serving sentence or court-ordered probation at least five (5) years prior to application. Conviction of the following crimes shall disqualify an applicant, subject to the conditions stated in this section:

(A) Any felony; or

(B) Any misdemeanor involving:

(i) Shooting a firearm or other weapon;

(ii) Shoplifting;

(iii) Assault and battery or other act of violence against persons or property;

(iv) Crimes involving the sale, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances, controlled 

      substance analogues, drugs or narcotics;

(v) Theft of property; or

(vi) Theft of services;

Course Schedule | Duration | Location

Course Schedule:

This course is available on demand. On-demand availability provides students the ability to complete the course on their schedule and at their pace. Students may start and stop at any time and as often as necessary to accommodate their schedule; students may start the course on one device and continue on another.

Course Duration:

The entire course, including progress quizzes, and the 50-question final exam, is designed to be completed in 2.5 - 3 hours.


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Course Attendance & Completion Requirements

Course Attendance:

To meet attendance requirements, participants must entirely review each training module and complete all required course quizzes and the course final examination. Students must view each video without manipulation, fast-forwarding, or skipping forward. Students must successfully review each video module and complete the related progress quiz with a score of < 70% in order to proceed to the next training module.

Course Completion:

The mandatory completion/duration period for this course is 30 days from the registration date. After 30 days, access will be removed. Participants will have three attempts to pass the final examination.

Course Technical Requirements & Renewals

Course Technical Requirements:

This course is fully mobile responsive and can be completed with any phone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.


Unarmed Guard/Officers renew registration every two (2) years and are required to complete two (2) hours of refresher training.

Standard of Conduct Agreement

If a student is found to have not been the person who completed all the coursework and / or final exam, the penalty may include but is not limited to, expulsion, permanent foreclosure from future classes, forfeiture of the course completion certificate, or all of the above in accordance with Alliance Training & Testing LLC Standard of Conduct.

If applicable, a letter notifying the student’s sponsoring company or organization of the individual's misconduct will be sent by Alliance Training & Testing LLC to the appropriate official.

All violations of our Standard of Conduct will be immediately reported directly to The State of Tennessee Private Protective Services.

Alliance Training & Testing LLC will formally request that the student’s unarmed license be immediately suspended and/or revoked for violating our Standard of Conduct.

By purchasing this course, you agree that completion of this entire course and the final examination will be an individual effort.

Purchase Agreement

By making this purchase, you affirm that you:

Can read, write, and comprehend Standard English text.

Can speak and comprehend the English Language.

Are eligible for Unarmed Security Officer/Guard training in accordance with the State of Tennessee Private Protective Services requirements.

Are eligible to work in the State of Tennessee and meet all Citizenship Eligibility Requirements in accordance with the State of Tennessee Private Protective Services requirements.

Unarmed students are required to pass a multiple-choice test scoring<70%, on the Unarmed Exam, therefore we make no guarantees of successful completion or licensure.

Alliance Training and Testing LLC is a privately owned and operated training center and we reserve the right to refuse to train or certify any student for any reason whatsoever.

Return Policy

This is a Non-Refundable Course Access Fee.

We do not offer Exchanges, Returns, or Refunds of any kind.

All sales of products and services are final. All online students will have access to complete the course for 30 days from the date of purchase.

It is the responsibility of the "Trainee" to submit the application to the State of Tennessee along with the applicable fee.

Thank You For Considering Our Services

Alliance Training and Testing.

The Security School of Choice in Tennessee.