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The Guardian Group ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

The Guardian Group is located in Chicago, IL. This school offers training in 8 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being PERC Card, 20 Hour Security Training Certificate, and 20-Hour Basic Security Officer-Investigator Course. Time to complete this education training ranges from 16 hours to 1 week depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 20 hours. The cost to attend The Guardian Group ranges from $200 to $267 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $250. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending The Guardian Group are "Good teachers" and "Positive environment", but respondents also mentioned "Good career preparation" and "Helpful career services" as notable benefits. The Guardian Group has been reviewed 11 times, with an average rating of 4.73 out of 5. 100% of reviewers would recommend The Guardian Group to a friend.

School Information

3004 West Belmont Avenue #1B Chicago, IL 60618
16 hours - 1 week


  • Armed Security License: $200 - $250
  • Unarmed Security License: $250
  • Firearms Owner's Identification (FOID) Card: $142
  • 20 hour Unarmed Security Training: $200
  • Certified Home Health Aide: $230
  • PERC Card: $240 - $400
  • 20-Hour Basic Security Officer-Investigator Course: $267

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Good teachers Mentioned in 7 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 7 reviews
Good career preparation Mentioned in 7 reviews

Recent reviews



Good teachers, Positive environment, Hands-on training

Other comments

It was very time consuming, but I found time To be able to take the classes, it was a hands on experience and I highly recommend to people looking for a new career.


Good career preparation

Other comments

The experience of the instructor matters and showing us many videos on scenarios helped us visualize how secure you need to be in the field. Test is easy

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PERC Card Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their PERC Card?

799 people answered

“That it could take me very far in a career.”

Oct. 29, 2019

“Wish I would have gotten my certification ealier.”

Oct. 29, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their PERC Card?

928 people answered

“Its a good certificate to have under your belt.”

Oct. 29, 2019

“This certification is needed in almost every service industry.”

Oct. 29, 2019
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