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Armed Security Guard Training in Alabama

Security guards in Alabama are classified under different areas, such as security, military security guards and youth services security officer. Each has their own particular requirements. However, there are basic requirements for non military armed security guards that much be met and being licensed is one of them.

Basic requirements for Armed Security guards in Alabama:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • United States citizen or legal alien
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check, including fingerprinting
  • Pass drug testing
  • Good moral character
  • Alabama driver’s license
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Pistol permit from Alabama State

Weapon Permit and Additional Training

Depending on the city or county these requirements will vary. It is best to contact your local Police department to find out the exact requirements to obtain a pistol permit in Alabama. However, basic requirements may be as follows:

  • Successful completion of firearms training and safety by a certified instructor.
  • Further background check conductedt
  • Annual refresher training

For more information, please read State of Alabama Security Guard I visit or call 334-242-3389.



Security Guard Training Centers in Alabama

The following are the officially recognized security guard training centers in Alabama, as approved by the Alabama Security Regulatory Board.

Alabama Professional Security Training Academy (APSTA)
140 Mendel Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117
Kathy Allen, Training Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Ray Byers 334-391-0148
Edward McCloud 334-467-5581
Email: [email protected]

DTA Security Training
1001 South Hull St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Harry Christian
Office: 334-832-2222
Fax: 334-832-4379
[email protected] Barry Pendergraft
Telephone: 256-682-3760
Fax: 256-489-4588
Email: [email protected]

Southern States Security Academy
1203 Meadow Drive
Birmingham , AL 35242
Telephone: (256) 207-6369
Inst. William Royal CT20095
[email protected]

Workable Solutions Investigative & Protective Services, LLC
Loyd L. Jenkins, III
Chief Training Officer/Assistant Chief
Police Assistant Chief/APOST Instructor
2778 Gunter Park Drive East, Suite A-B
Montgomery, AL 36109
Tel: (334) 262-0432 or (334) 239-9934
Cell: (334) 220-5343
Fax: (334) 262-0499
Email: [email protected]

RENAM Security Training, LLC
1910 2nd Ave North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Trainer: Benjamin T. Maner
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 678-457-0402

Spear Group
Charles Donaldson
E-mail : [email protected]

8 Responses to “Armed Security Guard Training in Alabama”

  1. I’ve been an armed guard off and on for 40 years
    I was employed at an agency here in Alabama as an armed guard, but that job ended, and I haven’t had any luck getting employed, so I plan to offer my services as an independent contractor, but my license has expired.

  2. I would lik.e to learn about the security field and the opportunities

  3. would like to be a security officer

  4. I have a unarmed Alabama Security license, I would like to apply for a armed one.

    David J Reed

    License #26963

  5. Request information /application for armed security guard training programs

  6. I’m interested in being a private security officer..

  7. Request information /application for armed security guard training programs and information on becoming a Fire Armed Instructor. I have over 22 years of Fed law Enforcement back ground.
    Feel free to reach out to me by phone.

    Thank you,

  8. I have an unarmed license and would like to apply for an armed

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