Security guard with special training in transporting and protecting money and other deliveries of valuables

A security guard is a person who directly performs the tasks of private security, and may implement measures and duties in accordance with legislative provisions.

The special conditions that a person who wishes to acquire the vocational qualification of a security guard must meet are:

  • a doctor's note on the health ability to work as a security guard issued by an occupational and sport medicine practitioner;
  • evidence of completed primary school education.

Professional training in transporting and protecting money and other deliveries of valuables may be attended by persons who have already acquired the vocational qualification of a security guard or professional competence to perform these tasks. The training programme for transporting and protecting money and of deliveries of valuables is also considered a periodical training programme.

Professional training of security staff is implemented on three levels:

  • applicants acquire knowledge and skills to perform the work and tasks of security staff through professional training to acquire national vocational qualification;
  • with periodical professional training, security staff update and refresh their knowledge and skills, and prepare themselves for a periodical test of professional competence;
  • professional training enables security staff to deepen and expand their knowledge, and prepare for a test of professional competence.

After completing the basic professional training, persons must attend periodical professional training every five years. The costs of periodical training depend on the contents. A person may attend professional training at any time.

If a person does not carry out the periodical professional training within six months after the end of a five-year period after the basic professional training, it is considered that the person is not professionally competent and does not meet the conditions to perform private security.

A security worker who is qualified for several types of work is recognised as having undergone periodical professional training for other types of work if they complete training for a more demanding type of work in the following order: security manager, authorised engineer of security systems, security guard bodyguard, security control centre operator, security guard supervisor, security guard, security guard watchman and security technician.

Last updated: 23. 09. 2016