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Join a Security Guard Union in NEVADA

If your looking to join a Security Guard Union in Nevada please fill out the join a security guard union form below and a United Federation LEOS-PBA security guard union representative will be in contact with you shortly.

Sec. 7. [§ 157.] Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, and shall also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities except to the extent that such right may be affected by an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment as authorized in section 8(a)(3) [section 158(a)(3) of this title].

Employee Rights

Employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act are afforded certain rights to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union.

Union Activity

Employees have the right to attempt to form a union where none currently exists, or to decertify a union that has lost the support of employees.

Examples of employee rights include:

  • Forming, or attempting to form, a union in your workplace;

  • Joining a union whether the union is recognized by your employer or not;

  • Assisting a union in organizing your fellow employees;

  • Refusing to do any or all of these things.

  • To be fairly represented by a union


Activity Outside a Union

Employees who are not represented by a union also have rights under the NLRA.  Specifically, the National Labor Relations Board protects the rights of employees to engage in “concerted activity”,  which is when two or more employees take action for their mutual aid or protection regarding terms and conditions of employment.  A single employee may also engage in protected concerted activity if he or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group complaints to the employer’s attention, trying to induce group action, or seeking to prepare for group action.

A few examples of protected concerted activities are:

  • Two or more employees addressing their employer about improving their pay.

  • Two or more employees discussing work-related issues beyond pay, such as safety concerns, with each other.

  • An employee speaking to an employer on behalf of one or more co-workers about improving workplace conditions.

Who is covered?

Most employees in the private sector are covered by the NLRA. However, the Act specifically excludes individuals who are:

  • employed by Federal, state, or local government

  • employed as agricultural laborers

  • employed in the domestic service of any person or family in a home

  • employed by a parent or spouse

  • employed as an independent contractor

  • employed as a supervisor (supervisors who have been discriminated against for refusing to violate the NLRA may be covered)

  • employed by an employer subject to the Railway Labor Act, such as railroads and airlines

  • employed by any other person who is not an employer as defined in the NLRA


Join a Security Guard Union in NEVADA


State Security Licensing Authorities: Nevada


Nevada like other states has some requirements for the person that wants to work as an unarmed security guard. This person must satisfy the requirements that have been put in place by the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board in order to obtain a license.
Where the rules differ in Nevada than in other states is casinos are able to provide their own certified training courses for their security force. When an unarmed security guard works in a casino they will also need to obtain a security license from the sheriff’s office along with their Nevada state license. In either case, the qualifications will still need to be fulfilled. The state requires that the unarmed security guard applicant applying to the state or to the sheriff’s office will comply with the set guidelines that are in place by the state of Nevada.

The qualifications needed to apply for a Nevada unarmed security guard license:

  • The applicant must be at least 21 years of age

  • The applicant will need to have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate.

  • Applicants are legal to work in the United States

  • The applicant will provide a valid photo identification card like a Nevada driver’s license or state identification card.

  • Applicants will submit to fingerprinting

  • A background check will be done


The required amount of hours of training for the licensed unarmed security guard in Nevada is 11 hours. This training will prepare security personnel to work in the security sector with professionalism and is required to be completed successfully to obtain licensing. The training will provide training in emergency situations, the limitations regarding detainment of criminals and dealing with police or medical emergency technicians.  There are also refresher courses that will need to be taken yearly to stay current. The training will consist of:

  • Crowd control in emergency situations

  • Legal issues

  • Ethical issues

  • Emergency medial training including CPR

  • Observation

  • Report writing

  • Detaining shoplifters and others


The training provided for the Nevada unarmed security guard will prepare them to work in different types of environments including:

  • Schools

  • Museums

  • Art galleries

  • Malls

  • Retail stores

  • Libraries

  • Parking structures

  • Some casino settings

  • Private offices

  • Apartments and hotels

  • Nightclubs


There are other types of employment the unarmed security guard is qualified for and this includes monitoring cameras and alarm systems in casinos, office buildings and other businesses.  The Nevada unarmed security guard is qualified for low risk employment, since they are not trained or authorized by the Nevada state laws to carry a firearm, without taking weapons training.

Each year after licensing by the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board, there will be a required 6-hour refresher course that will be needed to comply with keeping the unarmed security guard license current. This course will need to be taken at a Nevada authorized facility and the unarmed security guard license will need to be renewed every two years while working in the security industry.


The requirements for the state of Nevada armed security guard are an 11-hour education training course and firearms training. The Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board oversees the Nevada armed security licensing. This training will include the education to prepare the armed security guard to work in any of the settings where this type of employee is needed. The training will enable the person to be control of situations that require professionalism, including medical emergencies and crowd control.
The requirements to work in the security sector are, the person must be 21 years of age, they have completed the 11-hour training at a certified training facility and the firearm’s training. There are 6 hours required for classroom training concerning laws and liability in order to obtain a Nevada state armed security license.

It is possible in the state of Nevada to work within a private security industry like the private security staffs of casinos. This does not require the state license to be applied for, but it does require the amount of training specified by the state. It will require the 11 hours of classroom training for firearms and the 3 hours required by the state in range training with weapons. The requirements that will need to be met will be:

  • The armed security guard will need to be at least 21 years of age.

  • A high school diploma or equivalency certificate

  • They will be required to provide valid photo identification that is not expired.

  • The applicant will submit to fingerprinting.

  • Information for the Internal Revenue Service will be provided.


The training education at a certified facility will prepare the armed security guard to work within the security industry and will give them the confidence to handle situations that arise while on duty. The positions that can be held by the Nevada armed security officer can be in medium or high risk areas of the security industry. The 11 hours of classroom training will include:

  • Legal and ethical issues

  • Observation

  • Defusing situations

  • Emergency medical including CPR

  • Properly writing reports

  • Detaining criminals

  • Firearm training, including marksmanship and targets


The required firearm training will include classroom education and range time for the person applying for an armed security guard license. This training consists of 8 hours of classroom training and three hours of using weapons on the range. This must be completed in order to obtain the certification to carry a firearm in the state of Nevada and to satisfy the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board.

In order to work in casinos, there is also a license that must be obtained from the sheriff’s office in compliance with Nevada state law, after training is completed both in the classroom and firearms training. The firearm’s licensing will need a 1-hour refresher course every 6 months for the applicant to stay current on their licensing qualifications.

The Nevada armed security guard is able to work within the security industry in positions such as:

  • Casinos

  • Nightclubs

  • Banks

  • Airports

  • Armored vehicles

  • Schools

  • Colleges

  • Government offices

  • Private offices

  • Hotels

  • Apartments

  • Parking facilities

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