Security Guard Training in Alaska

Security guard training in the state of Alaska is a rewarding, yet tough, experience.

To acquire a security guard license in Alaska, one must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or resident alien
  • Be of 18 years of age or older
  • Have no addiction to or dependency on any form of alcohol or drugs
  • Have no felony convictions within the 10 years prior to applying for the license
  • Have emotional and mental stability
  • Successfully complete an 8-hour pre-assignment training course for security guards
  • Complete 40 hours of in-service training after the 8-hour course and within the first 180 days of being employed

After completing the 8-hour pre-assignment course, an application to become a security guard is allowed to be completed. Applications are accessible here on the Public & Safety Statewide Services Permits and Licensing Unit website.

Security Guard Application in Alaska

Security Guard TrainingRequested information on the application includes:

  • Full name
  • Residential address
  • Social security number
  • Telephone number
  • Permanent Address
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair and eye color
  • Place of birth
  • Present or prospective employer
  • Employment for the past five years
  • Three character references
  • Any military discharge record
  • Criminal arrest and conviction record
  • Confirmation that you do not have an addiction to or dependency on any form of alcohol, narcotics or other drugs
  • Confirmation that you are not distressed from any psychopathic condition or mental illness damaging the powers of memory, reason, judgment or perception

The application must contain the signature of the applicant and is required to be notarized.

The following items must also accompany the application:

  • A front view, waist up and upper part of the body picture of the person applying that is of a size, color and condition suited to be administered by the department’s identification production apparatus
  • Two sets of easy to be categorized fingerprints
  • Evidence of bonding or insurance
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Fess necessary to process the fingerprints (~$60.00 as of 2013)
  • The 40 hours of in-service training  requirement

Typical Security Guard Training Program

As previously mentioned, before the applicant is hired, they will need to complete an 8 hour pre-assignment security guard training course. After being hired, the applicant will then be responsible for completing another training course entailing 40 hours of in-service training to be completed within the first 180 days of employment.

The additional 40 hours of security guard training must include, but is not limited to:

  • Law of arrest
  • Law of search and seizure
  • Duties and responsibilities to the employer and client
  • Fire prevention
  • First aid
  • Patrol techniques

Last, but not least, all security guards in the state of Alaska are required to take an annual 8 hour refresher course. Failure to complete and pass the refresher course annually may be grounds for dismissal.


Alaska Job Numbers for Security Guards

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Annual median wage


2,100 $17.60 $36,610 $16.33 $33,960

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code

Data extracted on December 25, 2013

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