North Carolina Armed Security Certification

Armed Security Officer Certification (PPSB approved)-24 hours instruction/ 3days



We at Sterling Services have found that today's Security Officer's have more responsibilities than ever before. To add to the growing list of demands for the security professional training is minimal if not completely inadequate. Sterling Services instructors recognize the importance of training. Our core values include Honesty & Integrity in training. Our training goal is to prepare the officer to face today’s threats while being mindful of liability reduction.

Sterling Services Armed Security Officer Training is approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Service Board.




Topics include:

  • Handgun safety,
  • Handgun nomenclature
  • Maintenance
  • Loading and unloading techniques
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Malfunctions and stoppages
  • Legal Issues and procedure
  • low-light/no-light shooting
  • Use of Force
  • Dry fire practice

Students will be required to pass a written exam and shooting qualifications course of day and night fire.

Students must bring their own duty weapon and 300 rounds to class on day one.


Clean Background check.
16 Hours Unarmed security officer training.
Valid, North Carolina Driver's license or Identification card.