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Armed Security Guard Training in Arkansas

In the state of Arkansas, an unarmed security guard is referred to as a commissioned officer and must be licensed. The hiring company is responsible for firearms training and must have a licensed training manager in place to contact said training. In addition, potential applicants must meet other basic qualifications.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have good moral character
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Drug testing (which may be ongoing)
  • State driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Must have successfully completed unarmed security guard training
  • Must complete all requirements on application (click here for application) PDF file.

Firearms training requirements for armed/commissioned officers in Arkansas:

  • Legal Limitations (1 hour)
  • Weapons Safety (1 hour)
  • Marksmanship (1 hour)
  • Firing range (1 hour)
  • Safety rules


  • Application: $40.00
  • Background check: $41.25

For more information, please call 501-618-8600 or visit the Arkansas State Police Regulatory Service Section.

One Response to “Armed Security Guard Training in Arkansas”

  1. I am looking for a state approved program in or near Fayetteville AR to train and become licensed security gaurd either unarmed, or armed. I can not find anything on the internet other than online programs.
    Can you help with/suggest places I can take the classes at in the above mentioned areas?

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