Security Guard (temporary provision and establishment)


The Danish Police must approve personnel in authorised security companies. The security company must apply for approval for its personnel. Central and West Jutland Police, Administrative Centre (PAC), handles all applications.

You will need this:

The procedure depends on whether you have been authorised as security guard before in an EU/EAA member state, or whether you intend to be authorised as security guard for the first time.

1. If you have not been authorised as security guard before:

You must:

  • have attained the age of 18,
  • have completed the adult vocational training programme (AMU) as security guard (basic guard training) or that part of the vocational education (EUD) as security guard, which gives qualifications corresponding to basic guard training,
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offense which involves an obvious risk of abuse of the duties as security guard, cf. the Danish Criminal Code section 78, subsection 2, and
  • not have exhibited such conduct, there is reason to believe that you will not perform the duties as security guard properly.

Adult vocational training programme (AMU) as security guard

The training programme as security guard lasts 30 days. Various training centres, across Denmark, carry out the training programme.


Your employer must apply digitally for your approval here.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • documentation of completion of the training programme as security guard,
  • a representational photograph of you, and
  • your consent form (it is found on the above mentioned application website)

Your employer needs a Danish NemID digital certificate (business or employee NemID) to apply digitally.

If your employer is not able to apply digitally, the employer must contact PAC. PAC will then make arrangements with your employer as to how the application can be submitted.

2. If you have already been authorised as security guard in another EU/EEA member state:

Directive No. 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications apply to cases concerning authorisation of security guards.

An applicant may be approved if the person in question proves to have vocational qualifications which may be recognised in accordance with the Directive, and if the person meets the remaining requirements.

Applications concerning Directive No. 2005/36/EC are also handled by PAC. Your employer must send full documentation of your education and approval in your home country as well as a copy of your criminal record and a photograph and consent form as mentioned above.