Security Guard

Licensing Authority

Department of Public Safety
Division of Statewide Services
Permits and Licensing Unit
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK, 99507
phone: 907.269.0392
fax: 907.269.5609


License $50
Fingerprint fee $51.50
Agency fee $200

An annual eight-hour refresher course is required.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; not be addicted or dependent on drugs or alcohol; not have any felony convictions or have been involved in any crime preventing ownership or possession of a firearm; be emotionally and mentally stable; and be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. Applicants must have a minimum of eight hours general pre-assignment training. All guards must complete 40 hours in-service training within 180 days of employment. Applicants for an armed guard license must have a firearms training certificate and eight hours of pre-assignment training in the legal use, handling, safety, and maintenance of deadly weapons. Armed guards must re-qualify with a gun annually to maintain an armed license. Applicants with convictions that prevent them from owning or handling a gun will be hired as an unarmed security guard only.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2013


Last updated June 2014.