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Private Protective Services Laws and Licenses of North Carolina

Private Protective Services Laws and Licenses of North Carolina

Are you currently looking into offering private protection services in North Carolina? Or perhaps you are already in the field and would like to expand your options. Either way, here is some information that will be useful for you on your journey to protect North Carolina.

What are Private Protective Services?

According to the North Carolina General Assembly, Private Protective services are “Any person, firm, association, or corporation which for a fee or other valuable consideration provides secured transportation and protection from one place or point to another place or point of money, currency, coins, bullion, securities, checks, documents, stocks, bonds, jewelry, paintings, and other valuables. This definition does not include a person operating an armored car business pursuant to a motor carrier certificate or permit issued by the North Carolina Utilities Commission which grants operating rights for such business; however, armed armored car service guards shall be subject to the provisions of G.S. 74C-13” § 74C-3.

What Kind of Professions Fall Under Private Protective Services?

Private Protection Service Professions include § 74C-3. :
  • Courier service profession
  • Detection of deception examiner and Electronic countermeasures profession
  • Security guard and patrol profession
  • Guard dog service profession
  • Private detective or private investigator
  • Special limited guard and patrol profession
All of these professions require licensing according to North Carolina law and licenses must be administered by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety by the Private Protective Services Board. 

What Are the Requirements to Earn a Private Protective Services License?

Each profession under the larger umbrella of Private Protective Services has varying degrees of requirements. But here are the requirements that they all share according to the Licensing Process:
All applicants must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age with a high school degree or equivalent.
  • Be a US citizen or a resident alien.
  • Be of good moral character with temperate habits (no criminal record, etc.)
For the licensing applications requirements for each of the professions mentioned before please visit the following link
We hope this information was helpful and if you have any questions or concerns regarding your license please reach out to us at North State Law.