Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Arizona
While there is no training required, there are different licensing requirements depending on your employment.
- You must be licensed if you work for an individual security guard agency or contractor
- You don’t need a license if you are working directly for a private company
If you do require a security license, keep in mind you cannot legally wear a security guard uniform until you obtain an Arizona security license from the Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Unit. If you need a security license to become an Arizona security guard, follow the steps below. Fees total $72.
- If you’re employed by a Department of Public Safety certified security guard agency, you will need to complete the employer section of the registration application.
- Complete the employee section (Part B) with your signature.
- Submit to proper fingerprinting and a criminal background check.
- Submit a color passport-sized photograph of your face.
- Complete the eight-hour pre-assignment unarmed training course. Arizona security guard training includes topics such as criminal law and laws of arrest, uniform and grooming, use of force, and emergency response procedures.
- Submit the training verification, signed by you, the instructor, and the qualifying party or resident manager.
- Pay the $50 registration fee and the $22 FBI fingerprinting certification fee to the Department of Public Licensing.
Armed Security Guard Requirements in Arizona
To become an armed security guard in Arizona, you must complete state-required security training, which must be renewed each year. Applicants must:
- be at least 18 years old
- submit fingerprints
- submit two passport-style photos
- submit proof of identification such as a copy of your driver’s license or passport
- not have been convicted of a felony, sexual offense, or crime that questions the honesty and integrity of the person
- take and pass the required examination and qualification
The training course will cover force laws, firearm marksmanship, legal issues, liability, and more. Fees total $122.
Licensing Body: Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Unit, Forms and Instructions
Law: ARS 32-2606