Alaskan state law requires anyone holding a position as a security guard to be licensed. In order to be eligible for receiving an Alaska security guard license, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be repealed 12/21/2002
- Be a United States citizen or resident alien with a work permit
- Be mentally and emotionally stable
- Neither be addicted to or dependent on alcohol or narcotics (illegal drugs)
- Not have been convicted of any crimes that are classified as felonies, within 10 years before the date of the application and
- Be able to provide proof of this by submitting fingerprints for criminal record verification.
How to Get an Alaska Security Guard License
Step 1 – Complete an 8-hour Pre-Assignment Training Course
Before you can apply for an Alaska security guard license, you must complete an 8-hour pre-assignment training course. In this course you will be thought about the duties and responsibilities you will have as a security guard. For more info about the training and recommendations for training schools in Alaska, we’d like to refer you to our page about Alaska security guard training.
Step 2 – Get your Fingerprints Taken
The next step in the process of getting licensed as a security guard in Alaska is to get 2 sets of fingerprint cards at your local police station. After you’ve filled out all required personal details, you should take an ink copy of each of your fingerprints at the designated spots. The fingerprint cards will need to be attached to your application form, so they can be used to verify that you have a clean criminal record.
Step 3 – Submit the Application Form
The official New Guard application form can be downloaded from the Alaska Department of Public Safety website Here. Fill out all required personal details and make sure to attach the following items to the application form:
- The 2 sets of fingerprint cards
- A $50.00 check or money order, made payable to State of Alaska (non-refundable licensing fee)
- A $54.25 check or money order, made payable to Department of Public Safety (non-refundable fingerprint processing fee)
- A recent, frontal view color photograph of the applicant. The photograph must be taken from the waist up (meaning it includes the upper part of the body from the waist up) and must have been taken within a period of 30 days before submitting the application form.
- Proof of bonding or insurance
The application form needs to be notarized, meaning that it was signed in the presence of a notary public. If you don’t know how or where to get your application form notarized, we’d like to refer you to our guide on how to notarize a document.
Step 4 – Get Hired as a Security Guard
Step 5 – Complete a 40-hour In-Service Training Course
An additional 40 hours of training need to be completed within a period of 180 days from the day you got hired. This training course will include subjects such as law of arrest, first aid training and duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Click here to learn more about the 40-hour training course and find out about our recommendations for training schools in Alaska.
Please be aware that your security guard license needs to be renewed each year by submitting the Guard Renewal Application Form (Download here). In order to successfully renew your license, you will need to complete an annual refresher course of at least 8 hours, covering subjects such as patrol techniques and law of arrest.