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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

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. Also, depending on your current private security status in Arkansas, you may be interested in reviewing the Upgrade Form for Private Security Officer (PSO) to Commissioned Security Officer (CSO) or Commissioned School Security Officer (CSSO).

8 Responses 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?

  2. I am already a licensed Armed Security Officer here in Florida and have been a Armed officer here for over twenty seven years.I worked most of my time in the Armored Car industry transporting Money from the Federal Reserve Bank in Jacksonville,Fla to Tampa,Fla every Day.I have also worked some other Armed Jobs to help out different companys that were short of personnel from time to time.I have my own German Rottweiler that i have trained and she is very good and alert dog..I remain Henry White.

  3. Want info on training online,from another state working on federal contract security.want Arkansas license to move work there

  4. I’m wanting to get my armed security license. How do I go by doing that?

  5. When is the next armed security course and where will it be held.

  6. I am moving to the state of Arkansas in the next few months and i am looking for some security work as a licensed officer either with my k-9 or with out her.I am not really pertickler just where i work at state wide.I would appreciate some type of armed security job that pays fairly well i also have my own bullett proof vest and my firearm is a sig p226 9mm.I am a Christian and i don’t smoke or drugs and i have no use for Beer or liquor.

  7. I’m looking to get my Armed Security card for Arkansas. Where are some online classes currently or schools

    thank you

  8. I will be moving from Florida in the later part of June of 2022.

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