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SECURITY TRAINING / CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING


Q: Where is the school located?

Q: How do I get to your school?

Q: Are there any pre-education requirements (high school diploma)?

Q: When is your 20-Hour Unarmed Security Course?

Q: What age do I need to be to attend the 20-Hour Unarmed Security Course?

Q: When is your 20-Hour Armed Security Course?

Q: What age do I need to be to attend the 20-Hour Armed Security Course?

Q: How easy is it to pass your courses?

Q: What other languages beside English do you offer the classes in?

Q: How flexible are your class schedules?

Q: Do your unarmed and armed security courses lead to a certification in the security field?

Q: When I complete the class, will I have proof of completion for my own records and to provide prospective  employers?

Q: What materials/equipment do I need for each class?

Q: Will there be any physical contact during class?

Q: So, I really want to be a security officer in Illinois…but, FEES, FEES, FEES. Can you tell me what are the total fees for training, any fingerprinting fees, application fees, and any other fees?

Q: Where do I go for fingerprinting?

Q: I have completed my fingerprinting. Where do I check to see the fingerprinting results?    

Q: When are your Illinois Concealed Carry Courses?

Q: Do you offer job placement assistance?

Q: If I lose my original / copy of my certificate, will you replace it?

Q: My Permanent Employee Registration Card (Blue/PERC) was lost or destroyed. How do I get another one?
Q: My Permanent Employee Registration Card (Blue/PERC) has expired. How do I renew it?

Q: Can I bring an audio/video (tape) recorder to record any class?

Q: Do you teach the armed security course, or any firearm course, with real live firearms and ammunition?

Q: I am a concealed carry licensee. Am I allowed to bring my firearm into your school?

Q: What is your company's policy regarding tuition, refund, rejection, retraining, and student records?

Q: Where is the school located?


A: We are located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois in the Beverly neighborhood, 10030 S. Western Ave. in Chicago.

 



Q: How do I get to your school?


A: We are Chicago Transit Authority and Pace (CTA) ACCESSIBLE by multiple buses and trains and are vehicle accessible.


     BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (CTA / PACE):

    

     BUS:

     From the 79th Street and S. Western Bus Terminal:

     Board the 349 Pace Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) to travel on S. Western Ave.  south to 99th Street or 101st Street bus stop;


    From the Harvey, Illinois Pace Bus Terminal:

    Board the 349 Pace Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) to travel north to 101st Street and Western Ave. bus stop. 


     From the 95th Street/Dan Ryan "L" Bus Terminal:      

     Board the 103rd Street Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) west to S. Western Ave. bus stop. Walk 2 Blocks North to US. 

 

     TRAIN to BUS:

     Board the Chicago Transit Authority RED LINE train (SCHEDULE HERE) south toward 95th Street stop;

     Board the 103rd Street Bus (SCHEDULE HERE) west to S. Western Ave. bus stop.

 

     BY VEHICLE:

     From the NORTH (North Suburbs / North Side of Chicago traveling south):

     Drive on Interstate 94 (I-94) and merge toward Interstate 57 (I-57) and exit 99th Street. Take 99th Street and continue to S.  

     Western Ave. Make a left turn and continue traveling south on  S. Western Ave. and after 100th Street, look for the green LED          lights on the business. 

 

     From the SOUTH (South Suburbs /South Side of Chicago traveling north):

     Drive on Interstate 94 (I-94) north toward Interstate 57 (I-57) and exit 99th Street. Take 99th Street and continue to S.  

     Western Ave. Make a left turn and continue traveling south on  S. Western Ave. and after 100th Street, look for the green LED         lights on the business. 



 Q: Are there any pre-education requirements (high school diploma)?


A: No. Come as you are.

 



Q: When is your 20-Hour Unarmed Security Course?


A: Please click HERE to go to our security training page. Find your course and look at/for the days and times.

 



Q: What age do I need to be to attend the 20-Hour Unarmed Security Course?


A: You need to be 18 years of age.

 



Q: When is your 20-Hour Armed Security Course?


A: Please click HERE to go to our security training page. Find your course and look at/for the days and times.

 


Q: What age do I need to be to attend the 20-Hour Armed Security Course?


A: You need to be 21 years of age.

 


Q: How easy is it to pass your courses?


A: We here at MABMA Enterprises, LLC teach and progress in our courses as fast as the slowest person. One team – one fight.             However, there are a few learning skills we cannot teach that you must come to class with. If you do the following, you WILL         pass the course:


     1. READ

     2. STUDY / TAKE NOTES

     3. PAY ATTENTION

     4. ASK QUESTIONS



Q: What other languages beside English do you offer the classes in?


A: At this time, we only offer our courses in the English spoken and written language.



Q: How flexible are your class schedules?


A: We at MABMA Enterprises, LLC offer DAY, NIGHT, and WEEKEND classes. Click HERE to go to our security training                  page. Find your desired course and the days and times.

 


Q: Do your unarmed and armed security courses lead to a certification in the security field?


A: Yes. When a student completes either our unarmed or armed security course, they are certified as an Illinois unarmed or                  armed security officer.

 


Q: When I complete the class, will I have proof of completion for my own records and to provide prospective employers?


A: Yes. You will receive state-certified documents on the last day of class, provided all tests/qualifications are successfully                           met/completed.

 

 


Q: What materials/equipment do I need for each class?


A: Each course has its own requirements. At a minimum, all classes require students to bring paper and pen. If you have photo                 identification, you must bring it to class. If not, you should get one from the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Facility. 

 


Q: Will there be any physical contact during class?


A: Yes. In order to demonstrate procedures and correct posture, it may be necessary to physically touch you in order to                          demonstrate procedures and correct posture. Students will be advised of this prior to any actual touching.


 


Q: So, I really want to be a security officer in Illinois…but, FEES, FEES, FEES. Can you tell me what are the total fees for training, any fingerprinting fees, application fees, and any other fees?


A: Great question. Click for HERE the full price list.




Q: Where do I go for fingerprinting?


A: We NOW offer convenient on-site fingerprinting for $55.00 cash, money order, credit/debit. We are an IDFPR-licensed fingerprint vendor.




Q: I have completed my fingerprinting. Where to I check to see the fingerprinting results?


A: Click HERE to go to the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation's Fingerprint Return Results page. The Fingerprint Return Results page may only be used and will only display results for persons applying for a Permanent Employee Registration Card (the Blue/PERC Card). The Fingerprint Return Results page will require you to enter your last name, first name's initial, and your social security number in order to receive the fingerprint return results. Your results will either read 'PENDING' or 'ELIGIBLE.' In order for a security contractor agency to hire you and place you to work, your individual results must read 'ELIGIBLE.'



     

Q: When are your Illinois Concealed Carry Courses?


A: Click HERE for the GREATEST Concealed Carry Course you'll EVER Attend: Ours.   

 



Q: Do you offer job placement assistance?


A: Yes. There are a great number of security companies looking for qualified and trained persons to fill their ranks and protect       their varying clients’ interests. Our Unarmed/Armed Security Courses prepare our students to enter the security profession with relevant, recent, and real-world training. Students of our Unarmed/Armed Security Courses who fully complete our security training courses, receive a Security Company Job Placement Assistance Sheet that lists the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR)-licensed security companies that hire persons holding valid security training credentials. However, MABMA Enterprises, LLC MAKES NO GUARANTEE that any company is actively hiring at the time of the student’s receipt of the job placement assistance sheet nor do we make any guarantee that any student will be hired by these or any other security companies. A student’s ability to obtain employment in the security field will likely depend on other factors pertaining to the individual student and/or company beyond the security training we provide and beyond our knowledge of the student, their background in its entirety, and/or the company's hiring practices, policies, or procedures. Please, take note of this.

 



Q: If I lose my original / copy of my certificate, will you replace it?


A: Yes. Replacements will be assessed a fee to be determined depending on the location of the training records. Said fee shall not exceed $10.00. We’re not here to “break your pockets.” But, you can’t and shouldn’t be careless with your important records either.

 



Q: My Permanent Employee Registration Card (Blue/PERC) was lost or destroyed. How do I get another one?


A: We charge $10.00 to reprint and laminate a PERC Card license.  




Q: My Permanent Employee Registration Card (Blue/PERC) has expired. How do I renew it?


A: If the PERC Card is not in the renewal status (the time of the year that ALL PERC Cards must be renewed), we can assist you in completing a renewal application. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR A NEW PERC CARD, ONLY a renewed one.



Q: Can I bring an audio/video (tape) recorder to record any class?


A: No. No student is allowed to record any portion of any course taught or sponsored by MABMA Enterprises, LLC. Any student caught doing so shall be immediately asked to leave and barred from attendance in any MABMA Enterprises, LLC courses. Further legal action may be initiated.

 


 

 

Q: Do you teach the armed security course, or any firearm course, with real live firearms and ammunition?


A: No. There is no need. We are rather technologically savvy and are up-to-date on the latest tools that could be and are being used in firearms training industry. Our instructors use a host of firearm simulators and non-ammunition firing replicas, firearms that operate mechanically like an actual firearm but do not fire projectiles (bullets) of any kind. This assists us in our mission to provide you with the best training while keeping in mind that your safety comes first and foremost, and keeping in mind of your likely nervousness and our desire to ease that nervousness through instilling confidence that only comes through the right kind of training and repetition of the right skills of firearms marksmanship while reinforcing safety throughout your training experience with us.  Simply put: if you can handle ‘a toy’ firearm, then placing a real firearm in your hand would only prove dangerous for all involved. You don't touch a live firearm until you pass the written exam and are actually on the range. WHEW!!! What a relief, huh?  



 

Q: I am a concealed carry licensee. Am I allowed to bring my firearm into your school?


A: No. While we are champions of and for concealed carry and are avid members and supporters of the 2nd Amendment United States constitutional right to bear arms, we are also avid members of safety procedures that keep you, your (potential) fellow classmates, our staff, our instructors, our business and community neighbors, and our guests safe. Our facility is secure and our instructors and staff are current and/or former law enforcement officers, are armed, and trained in law enforcement/rapid deployment tactics in the event of an unsafe deadly force situation. We also call the Chicago Police Department to respond to any unsafe situation warranting police intervention. Therefore, no firearms, except those of MABMA Enterprises, LLC staff and law enforcement officers, shall be allowed to enter the building. If this deters you from patronizing our business, we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you, BUT, the safety of the above named persons and our duty to ensure it outweighs your unfortunate sentiments. We ARE serious about safety; you SHOULD be too. Nevertheless, we expect all students and guests to follow the provisions of 430 ILCS 66, the Illinois Concealed Carry Act and any other applicable laws. Violators are subject to arrest. It’s not worth it.




Q: What is your company's policy regarding tuition, refund, rejection, retraining, and student records?


A. Click HERE




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