In an effort to improve school safety in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee General Assembly passed Public Acts Chapter 367 (2023) that requires active shooter training for every licensed armed security guard who provides security or patrol services in a public school, public charter school, private school, or church-related school. The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) was created to help provide a better understanding to licensees about how they will play a critical role in helping better protect Tennessee's future
- Who should I contact if I’m not sure that my training is compliant or I need assistance applying?
- How do these new requirements impact fees?
- If I am a certified trainer who wants to provide these new trainings to security guards, how do I become certified by the Program to provide these trainings?
- What are the penalties for the failure to complete this additional training?
- Where can these trainings be completed?
- When does this additional training need to be completed by?
- Which schools are affected by this new law change?
- Are unarmed guards required to complete this active shooter training?
- Will security guards be required to complete any refresher trainings related to active shooter training
- Who is required to complete the additional active shooter training?
- What are the new requirements for active shooter training?