Alaska Security Guard Training & License Requirements

To become a security guard / security officer in Alaska, you are required to take an 8-hour pre-assignment training course (aka. before you get hired) before you can apply for a role. Once you have been hired, an additional 40 hours are required within 180 days after employment.


Requirements of Alaska Security Guards / Security Officers:

To become an Alaska Security Guard you must:

  • Bet at least 18 years old
  • Be a United States citizen or legal alien
  • Complete an 8 hour pre-assignment security guard training course
  • Complete 40 hours additional training within 180 days of employment
  • Have no felony convictions within 10 years before your application date
  • Be emotionally and mentally stable
  • Not be addicted to or dependent upon drugs or alcohol

Once you have completed the 8 hour pre-assignment you can fill out an application to become a security guard /officer. Applications are available online through the Public & Safety Statewide Services Permits and Licensing Unit website – look for the New Guard Application.

The application will require the following information your full name, address (including past 5 years), Social security number (SSN), Telephone number, Employers Address (Current or Prospective for past 5 years), Age, Gender, Date of Birth,  Place of Birth, Height, Weight, Hair and Eye Color, 3 x Character References, Military Discharge Record (if any), Criminal arrest and conviction record,  affirmation that the applicant is neither addicted to nor dependent on alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs and finally, an affirmation that the applicant is not suffering from any psychopathic condition or mental illness impairing the powers of memory, reason, judgment, or perception.

Additionally, you also need to supply a full frontal view photograph (upper part of the body from the waist up) within 30 days before submission, 2 x sets of classifiable fingerprints, proof of bonding or insurance and a non-refundable application fee (This should cost you approximately $50 plus approximately $54.25 for the fingerprint processing. Although check the website for the correct up to date pricing).

Training Requirements to Become an Alaska Security Guard:

Whilst your training program may differ slightly from the below, it must include but may not also be limited to:

  • Duties and responsibilities to the employer and client
  • Law of arrest
  • Law of search and seizure
  • First Aid
  • Fire Prevention
  • Patrol Techniques

In addition to this, all security guards must pass an annual refresher which lasts for 8 hours. If you do not pass the refresher course, this may be grounds for removal/dismissal of your security guard license.

Our guide above you give you enough context about becoming an unarmed officer in Alaska but, if we’ve also created a guide about becoming an armed security guard in Alaska too.