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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 conducted
  • Annual refresher training

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


6 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..

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