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Armed Security Officer "Blue Card" Course

The Official CT Pistol Permit Class 1 Endorsement Course
HF LearnSafety

At the conclusion of this approved State Police course you will be able to submit your paperwork to a security service or company to become a pistol permit licensed Class 1 armed security officer. The class includes eight hours of classroom instruction and a firing range qualification.*

The State requires Armed Security Officers to re-qualify on an annual basis.  Click here to learn more.

Group Class Fee:          Private One-on-One Class Fee: Call for date
$355. per person          $400.
Commercial range fee additional.
  • Students bring their firearm, ammunition and duty belt (optional) to class.

  • Firearm rental available through HF LearnSafety.

  • Pre-registration and advance payment is required.

  • Class is also conducted On Demand, same tuition.

Armed Security Officer
Classroom in the morning is followed by Live Fire qualification. 
 Group Class Dates:
     June 5 & June 9 Annual Blue & BEA         Recertification
     Call to schedule
      June 5, Wednesday
  • June 30, Sunday

  • July 27, Saturday

  • August 25, Sunday

  • September 22, Sunday

  • October 27, Sunday

        Classes start at 8 a.m.


Also held anytime during the week when you need it! Just call 203-947-4327.

"Thank you for the class earlier this week. As a firearms instructor for 20 years with my department, it's always nice to see a true professional at work.

You are great at what you do! I also appreciate the course you designed that incorporated off-hand shooting, which is hardly ever taught and which is so useful.

I look to using you each year for my requalification

- Chris P., Federal Probation Officer, Retired, March 2024

This HF LearnSafety course is approved by the State of Connecticut Office of Financial Armed Security Guards and Academic Affairs for Higher Education and the US Veterans Affairs for full financial reimbursement of this course to qualifying veterans using VA Form 22-0803.

Armed Security Officer
Blue Card Recert

Armed Security Guards in the State of Connecticut are required to have a licensed certification card with the Firearms Permit Endorsement Class 1 on their CT Permit for Pistols and Revolvers.   This is known as the Blue Card.

You may take this armed security officer's course prior to being offered an armed security position with a licensed security agency.

Armed Security Officer

 The security company is required to submit your paperwork  to the State Police License and Firearms Unit.  The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is responsible for issuing your Blue Card Endorsement once all requirements are met. The endorsement on your pistol permit is good for five years and then renewable as applicable. You will be required to attend a review class with firearm qualification course on an annual basis.  HF LearnSafety provides this course as well.

Basic Requirements for Connecticut Armed Security Officers:
  • Must be at least 21 years old 

  • United States citizen or legal alien 

  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons 

  • Never disqualified from owning a firearm 

  • Successful criminal background check 

  • Fingerprinting 

  • Passport photo 

  • No previous security license denial 

  • Drug testing may be required 

  • Good moral character

  • Possess a Connecticut State Pistol Permit (Resident or Non-Resident)

  • Blue Card Firearms permit endorsement Class 1 permit from Connecticut

         State Police  (through HF LearnSafety LLC)

What You Will Learn:
  • To identify and demonstrate firearm nomenclature and safety issues regarding the use and safe storage

       of firearms.  

  • To identify and demonstrate on duty firearm carry techniques with the appropriate equipment. 

  • Discuss and understand Connecticut General Statutes regarding firearm use of force and security officer laws. 

  • The technical aspects and legal responsibilities inherent in carrying and using a firearm as an armed

      security officer. 

  • Use of force (reasonable and deadly)

Armed Security Officer
Annual Blue Card Renewal Classroom and Firearm Qualification for Current Class 1 Armed Security Guards. 
  • Tuition: $220.00 includes outdoor range fee when available. Officer brings 100 rds ammunition and firearm.

  • Commercial indoor range fee additional.


  • This class is also reimbursed by the VA for qualifying veterans.

  • Classes are also conducted On Demand, same tuition.

HF LearnSafety Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available. If you are unable to attend a pre-registered class, you may reschedule by contacting us no later than three days prior to the class date. You may only reschedule once and must take the rescheduled class within a two-month period. Class registration is transferable to another person.  HF LearnSafety reserves the right to cancel and reschedule any class due to low enrollment.

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