Scouring the internet trying to find what each State requires to start and maintain your private security business can be a major hassle!  Let us help! The following are direct links to State licensing info.  Have more questions?  Let us know!

Colorado
Colorado doesn’t license security companies or guards at the State level, but some local governments do:
Colorado Springs Security Licensing
Denver Business Licensing Center

Delaware

District of Columbia
Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB) Effective January 2, 2014, the processing of all license applications, including license renewals, for private detectives, private investigators, special police officers, and security officers will be handled by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), although final signoff of each application will still be done by the Metropolitan Police Department, Security Officers Management Branch (SOMB). As a result, individuals interested in working in the private security industry should visit the Pearson Vue website at the following link: District of Columbia Security

Hawaii
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Hawaii.

Idaho
The State of Idaho does not require Private Security License at the state level. However, if your business is providing security guard services in Idaho, you may be required to obtain Private Security License at the local level or comply with other licensing laws at the state or local level.
City of Boise
Private Investigators Association Of Idaho

Iowa
Iowa Department of Public Safety
With certain exceptions, firms and individuals engaging in bail enforcement, or providing private investigative or security services in Iowa are required to be licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Kansas
The Kansas private security regulatory system is accomplished and enforced by local Kansas city governments. The rules governing the licensing and regulation of the Kansas security officer may be found in local municipal codes.
Security Officer HQ KS Licensing Info
Kansas City

Kentucky
Licensing is done at the County vs. State level.
Louisville Codes & Regulations

Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police
-There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Massachusetts.

Mississippi
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Mississippi.

Missouri
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Missouri. Guards are regulated at a local level. A number of cities, including St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, license them.
External Missouri Licensing Info

Nebraska
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Nebraska.

North Carolina
North Carolina Private Protective Services Board
The purpose of the Private Protective Services Board is to administer the licensing, education and training requirements for persons, firms, associations and corporations engaged in private protective services within North Carolina. The board is totally fee funded.

Oregon
Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST)
DPSST’s Private Security and Private Investigators Program provides training and licensing services to its constituents in an industry-initiated effort to enhance professionalism among member-businesses and employees who provide services in the state of Oregon. The program works together with its policy committee members and the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to establish professional standards, provide training to assist constituents in meeting these standards and enforce licensure and certification requirements for private security professionals and private investigators.

Pennsylvania
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Pennsylvania.

South Dakota
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in South Dakota.

Wyoming
There are no state-level licensing requirements for security officers in Wyoming.