CT Armed Security Officer Endorsement Course (Blue Card)
ARE YOU LOOKING TO GET YOUR CT ARMED GUARD (BLUE CARD) ENDORSEMENT?
- Already a security officer but are looking for a promotion or an advancement in salary?
- Are you an armed security officer that just moved to Connecticut?
Then let’s get you started!!
All Armed Security Officers are subject to licensing requirements. Connecticut state law stipulates additional training and certification for armed security guards in order to then be endorsed by a security agency. This consists of an 8-hour initial training with follow-up yearly re-qualifications.
The license that confers the right to carry weapons, in the capacity of an armed security officer, is commonly referred to as the CT Blue Card. The CT pistol permit has an endorsement on it (similar to a driver’s license if someone is licensed with a CDL or motorcycle). With the proper endorsement, it shows when someone is an armed professional.
Armed professionals include armored truck and ATM employees, bank security, dignitary protection, celebrity protection, executive protection, etc.
Our instructors are certified by the CT State Police as Firearm Instructors.
Successful completion of this intermediate level course along with the endorsement of a security agency, will allow the security officer to carry a pistol or revolver during the course of their duties.
The live-fire qualification course requires each attendee to fire a qualification run of 80% (240/300) or better, to establish proficiency with consistency. It is suggested that future participants practice with the firearm(s) they intend on registering with. Please contact us with any questions.
The cost to attend this course is $200.00
CT BLUE GUARD
- Possess a Connecticut State Pistol Permit
- Possess a Connecticut Security Officer Identification Card (Guard Card)
- Thoroughly understand the firearm to be used for class (How to load, unload, discharge accurately, etc.)
- The armed guard endorsement process
- Firearm Safety
- Handgun Nomenclature
- Working through malfunctions
- Advanced Firearm Fundamentals
- Laws pertaining to Use of Force
- Laws pertaining to proper firearm storage
- Pistols: Standard semi-automatic pistols.
- 50 Rounds of ammunition for each firearm (Calibers accepted: .380, .40, .45ACP, .357 SIG, 9mm and 10mm.) Only “factory” brass ammunition will be utilized for qualification. The ammunition should have the same ballistic characteristics of that which will be carried in the handgun upon successful completion of the program. No re-loads or hand-loaded ammunition are allowed.
- Minimum of two (2) magazines for the pistol
- Magazine pouch
- Holster for the pistol which has a retention device (i.e., hammer strap, internal tension device).
- For safety, no cheap nylon or leather, no inside-the-pants holsters.
- Eye and hearing protection
- Revolvers: Double-action revolvers only. NO SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS
- 50 Rounds of ammunition (Calibers accepted: .38, .357, 9mm and .45ACP). Only “factory” brass ammunition will be utilized for qualification. The ammunition should have the same ballistic characteristics of that which will be carried in the handgun upon successful completion of the program. No re-loads or hand-loaded ammunition are allowed.
- Minimum of two (2) speed-loaders for the revolver.
- Speed-loader pouch
- Holster for the revolver which has a retention device (i.e., hammer strap, internal tension device).
- For safety, no cheap nylon or leather, inside-the-pants holsters
- Eye and hearing protection.
- A baseball cap
- Crew neck shirt
- Long pants
- Sturdy footwear, suitable for rapid turning.
- Shorts, bare feet, sandals, and dress shoes are not allowed.
ANNUAL BLUE CARD RE-CERTIFICATION
This is the annual re-qualification course needed to maintain the blue card endorsement. Student must bring a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition for each firearm they wish to register through the course. Eye & ear protection will be provided for those who do not own their own set.
Cost: $80.00 (1st 2 firearms) $10.00 for each additional firearm used.