Application forms for armed or security (unarmed) guard licenses may be obtained from the Business License Office, 701 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65205. A criminal records check from the applicant's resident state will be obtained by the Business License Office upon the completion of a “Disclosure and Authorization Form” by the applicant. The investigation fee for a Missouri records check is $13.50. Please contact the Business License Office to receive fee information for out of state records checks.
The fee for an unarmed guard license is $20.00 and $25.00 for an armed guard license. A picture ID is required which must be displayed while on duty. Armed guards must also pass a safety and firearms skills test administered by the Columbia Police Department.