Mandatory Training Modules in Alaska
- One 8-hour training module before applying for a license
- One 40-hour training module within 180 days after initial employment
- An annual 8-hour refresher training module
8 Hours of Pre-Assignment Training
The first training module needs to be completed before applying for a license. It’s a classroom training course that will take 8 hours to complete. In this course, you will be given an introduction on what it is like to be a security guard, and what the duties and responsibilities are that go with the job.
40 Hours of In-Service Training
The next training module needs to be completed within a period of 180 days from the day you get hired by a security agency. This training course must take 40 hours minimum and will cover subjects such as:
- Law of Arrest
- Law of Search and Seizure
- Duties and Responsibilities of a security guard
- Patrol Techniques
- First Aid
- Fire Prevention
Annual 8-Hour Refresher Training
The third training module needs to be completed every year in order to keep up with the current security guard standards. Completing this refresher training module is a mandatory step in the process of renewing your license, which needs to be done each year in the state of Alaska. It will cover a refresher version of the subjects that got covered in the 40-hour in-service training module.