Security Guard License Alaska

Security Guard License Alaska Information:

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; not be addicted or dependent on drugs or alcohol; not have any felony convictions or have been involved in any crime preventing ownership or possession of a firearm; be emotionally and mentally stable; and be a U.S. citizen.

License/Exam Fees:License $50Fingerprint fee $54.25- Biennial renewal $50Agency fee $200

An annual eight-hour refresher course is required. For more information email:

Security Guard Training Requirements

All guards must complete 40 hours in-service training within 180 days of employment. Applicants for an armed guard license must have a firearms training certificate and eight hours of pre-assignment training in the legal use, handling, safety, and maintenance of deadly weapons. Armed guards must re-qualify with a gun annually to maintain an armed license. Applicants with convictions that prevent them from owning or handling a gun will be hired as an unarmed security guard only.

More Information

For more information on Security Guard Licenses in Alaska please contact or visit:

Licensing Authority:

Department of Public Safety

Division of Statewide Services

Permits and Licensing Unit

5700 East Tudor Road

Anchorage, AK 99507

(907) 269-0393 voice(907) 269-5609 fax

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