Alabama Security Guard Training & License Requirements

If you wish to become a Security Guard in Alabama, the State of Alabama Licensing Board requires by law that you must take a minimum of 8 hours’ worth of training with a certified trainer. As part of the course you will have to pass a written exam that is taught during the 8 hours of classroom training. It is important to make sure that the instructing trainer is board certified in order for this to be a valid course of study.


Requirements of Alabama Security Guards / Security Officers:

Whilst the state requires that you have a minimum of 8 hours, the majority of security companies and employers may include or require additional training on top of those which are required to get your license.

However, as a minimum you are usually required to meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma, G.E.D or equivalent certificate
  • Be physically fit for the position you are applying for
  • Have no felonies or violent criminal convictions
  • Do not have a disqualifying mental illness

If you are interested in becoming an armed security guard in Alabama please visit our dedicated resource although, it is important to note that additional training is required.

For further information regarding state laws to get an Alabama security guard license, you can also visit the Alabama Security Regulatory Board website at: