New Armed Security Guard AK — Fees & Training Detailed Info

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In Alaska to be an armed guard, you must meet all of the requirements for being an unarmed security officer, plus have a firearms training certificate and 8 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. If you have a conviction that prevents you from owning or handling a gun, you can only be hired as an unarmed security guard.

Type of Armed Security Guard License Required & Issuing Authority

  • License Type: Security Guard License
  • License Length: 2 years
  • Licensing Authority:

Department of Public Safety
Division of Statewide Services
Permits and Licensing Unit

5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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If you carry a firearm while on duty as a security guard:

  • You must be in a company uniform.
  • You must not conceal the firearm on your person unless you hold a valid concealed handgun permit issued by the State of Alaska, another state, or a political subdivision of another state.
  • You don’t need a firearm license as firearm licenses aren’t required in Alaska unless you are carrying a concealed firearm.

Armed Security Guard Training Requirements & Fees

  • Initial: 8 hours – classroom cost unknown
  • Yearly: As required to re-certify – classroom cost unknown

In addition to the training requirements for an unarmed guard, to be an armed security guard license in Alaska:

  • You must affirm that you have not been and are not now disqualified from possessing a firearm, including as a condition of probation or parole.
  • You must receive training from a certified instructor in the following topics:
    • Use of firearms in compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations
    • Handling firearms
    • Safety and maintenance of firearms
  • You must demonstrate competence with any firearm that you may carry while on duty as a security guard. If you fail to maintain competence with that firearm during an annual practice firing review, your license as an armed security guard is subject to revocation.
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