call us312-335-9470

200 West Adams, Suite 2475, Chicago, IL 60606

Private Security Contractor License Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Private Security Contractor license, all of the following must be true:

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • No felony convictions in the last 10 years.
  • Not currently suffering from alcohol or substance abuse.
  • Possess good moral character.
  • Not been dishonorably discharged from the military.

In addition, a Private Security Contractor license requires that the applicant possess a minimum of 3 years (out of the last 5 years) of qualifying full-time experience. The IDFPR considers a "year" to be at least 1,500 hours. Any combination of qualifying experience that totals 3 years will allow an applicant to sit for the examination.

The following experience will count toward the Private Security Contractor eligibility requirement:

  • Baccalaureate degree, or higher, in law enforcement, police science or a related field or a business degree from an accredited college or university will count for 2 years. An associate degree of the same types will count as 1 year.
  • A full-time supervisor for a state, federal or local law enforcement agency, a state's attorney's office or a public defender's office.
  • A full-time supervisor for an in-house security unit for a corporation having 100 or more employees.
  • Military police or related security unit in any of the armed forces of the United States.
  • Working as a full-time manager for a licensed private security contractor agency or a manager of a proprietary security force of 30 or more persons registered with the IDFPR.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please give us a call at 312-335-9470




Registration Fee:

First Name *

Last Name *


Address *

City/Town *

ZIP Code *



Phone Number *

Email Address *

Payment Method

Registration Fee:

Please make check out to Williams & Nickl, LLC and mail to:

Williams & Nickl, LLC
200 W. Adams Street
Suite 2475
Chicago IL 60606

Card Information

Name on Card *

Card Info *

All credit/debit card information is secured, encrypted and processed by Stripe payment system

Payment in Process...

Please wait

Payment Error!
Please Check the Information You Entered in the Form


Back to Top