Arizona Security Guard Licensing Requirements

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Arizona Unarmed Security Guards Licensing Requirements

State Security Licensing Authorities: Arizona

Arizona Unarmed Security Guards Licensing Requirements

The state of Arizona like most other states has certain requirements that must be meant in order to obtain an unarmed security guard license. These requirements are both personal and certified training that must be provided when the application for licensing is submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The license that will be issued will be valid for a two year time period. The requirements are:

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Proof of legal residency in the United States and citizenship is required.
  • There will be a complete background check.
  • The applicant will submit fingerprints.
  • The applicant will not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces.
  • Applicants will not have any convictions for felonies or any domestic violence misdemeanors.
  • Applicants will have a high school diploma or an equivalency certification.
  • The unarmed security guard training must take place at a state certified facility and must be done in the state of Arizona.

The state of Arizona requires the unarmed security guard to attend eight hours training at a state certified training facility. The training will educate the applicant in the security procedures that will allow them to perform the duties of an unarmed security guard, and provide the applicant with the state certified training needed to be issued the two year unarmed security guard license in the state of Arizona.  The training will include:

  • Legal and ethical issues while on the job.
  • The limits of force allowable by Arizona laws.
  • Crowd control
  • Professionalism when dealing with the public and with legal, fire and medial personnel.
  • Emergency medical including CPR
  • Emergency fire procedures

The training will provide the Arizona unarmed security guard with the tools; they need to handle everyday situations in the security sector and in emergency situations. This training will also give the unarmed security guard the education to fill out written reports and deal with the public and authorities.
The trained and licensed unarmed security guard in the State of Arizona will find employment opportunities in many different areas of the security sector, such as:

  • Public and private office buildings
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Libraries
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Malls and retail stores
  • Apartment complexes

These are a few of the employment opportunities that will be available to the unarmed security guard that holds an Arizona license from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The unarmed security guard in the state of Arizona like in other states will not be required to carry a weapon without further training and licensing. There are also employment opportunities in the private sector, providing property protection and other situations that may appeal to the licensed unarmed security guard. When working in the private sector the Arizona unarmed security guard license will still need to be renewed every two years prior to the expiration date, since in the state of Arizona there is no grace period after the expiration date.

Arizona Armed Security Guard Licensing Requirements

The state of Arizona requires any person working as an armed security guard in the state to be licensed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. This license requires the applicant to have training at a state certified training facility, both in security and weapons training. The state also requires other items to be submitted in order to have an application for an Arizona armed security guard license issued. These requirements are:

  • The applicant will be at least 21 years of age.
  • The applicant will possess a high school diploma or an equivalency certification.
  • The applicant must not have been convicted of any felonies or of misdemeanor domestic violence.
  • The applicant will not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • A background check will be completed.
  • The applicant will submit fingerprints.
  • Proof of United States citizenship must be provided.
  • The applicant should not have a history or currently have a substance abuse problem.
  • The certified armed security guard training must take place in the state of Arizona.

The training that the armed security guard is required to take prior to being issued a license in the state of Arizona will consist of eight hours of security training and sixteen hours of weapons training. When this training is successfully completed and the application is accepted the Arizona Department of Public Safety will issue an armed security guard license for two years and as long as the person is employed as an armed security guard the license must be renewed every two years prior to the expiration. The training that will be provided at the state certified training center would be:

  • Professionalism in the security environment
  • Legal issues and ethics
  • Limits of force
  • Firearm safety
  • Marksmanship
  • Non-lethal force options
  • Arizona firearms laws

This training is required in order to prepare the armed security guard for any position, they will hold in the security sector, whether public or private. The weapon training that is required is designed to provide the confidence needed when carrying a weapon and to educate the applicant in the laws surrounding the use of firearms in the state of Arizona. Upon completion of the security training and the weapon’s training, and the other requirements are meant the application can be applied for to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The applicant that fulfills all of the requirements and is issued an Arizona armed security guard license will find employment in many areas of the security sector such as:

  • Airports, bus stations, and train stations
  • State office buildings
  • Federal office buildings
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Malls
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Hotels
  • Apartment and housing complexes
  • Private security

These are some of the employment opportunities that are available to the Arizona armed security guard that has fulfilled the requirements to be issued a license by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. These type of positions will require that a firearm be carried and many of these positions will also require a valid Arizona driver’s license be held by the armed security guard.

 

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