How to Become a Security Guard in Alaska


Unarmed and Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Alaska

Alaska, like many other states, requires formal security guard training in order to receive a security license. The unarmed or armed guard must receive instruction from a state certified facility.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Alaska

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • The applicant cannot be addicted to nor dependent on alcohol, narcotics, or drugs.
  • The applicant cannot be suffering from any mental illnesses.
  • The applicant cannot have any previous convictions or felonies within 10 years before application.
  • The applicant must complete an 8 hour security guard training course.
  • The applicant must complete 40 hours of in-service training within 180 days days of employment.

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Alaska

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien.
  • The applicant cannot have previous felony convictions or any crime involvement with the illegal use of weapons.
  • The applicant cannot have previously been disqualified from owning a firearm.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a background check which may include fingerprinting.
  • The applicant must pass a drug test.
  • The applicant must have good moral character.
  • The applicant must have an Alaska driver’s license.
  • The applicant must have a pistol permit from Alaska state.
  • The applicant must complete 8 hours of a basic security guard training course and 40 hours of in house training.
  • The applicant must complete 8 hours of firearms training and safety from a certified instructor and take an annual refresher training.

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Law: Section 34-27C

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