Security Guard Certification

security badgePublic Act #04-192 now mandates that all state of Connecticut security officers complete an 8-hour training course for certification. This course covers an overview of private security, public safety issues, search ans seizure, use of force, basic criminal justice, and basic first aid. Participants are required to complete a written exam at the end of the course with a passing grade of 75% or higher. Upon successful completion, students apply for a Security Officer Identification Card from the state of Connecticut. Application requirements will be reviewed in class.

Please note: the course tuition does not include the approximate $170 fee paid to the state for the identification card. Applicants are required to submit two sets of fingerprints with their state security guard applications when they apply (may be administered at your local police department). Required for class: state of CT-issued photo ID, pen/pencil, highlighter, and lunch.


Course Offerings

December 12 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 3710   Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol

February 20 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 1568 Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol

March 19 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 1569 Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol

April 23  (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 1570 Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol

May 14 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 1571 Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main St., Bristol

Fee: $119
Instructor: Eric Boniuto

Apply Online

Other Ways To Apply

Open the Continuing Education Registration Form, fill out that page and follow these instructions:

Registration Information

Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. You are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise; attend the first class as scheduled.

Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.


For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.