In addition to the requirements for getting a security guard license in Alaska. Getting a license to work as an armed security guard includes the following requirements.
- No felony or criminal convictions preventing ownership or possession of firearms within 10 years of application.
- 8 hours of pre-assignment training in the legal use, handling, safety, and maintenance of firearms.
Armed guards are required to re-qualify with a gun annually to maintain an armed license.
The application process is the same as when you apply for an Alaska security guard license, except you will also need;
- A copy of your firearms qualification/certification.
There is a $50 non-refundable license application fee and a $51.50 fingerprint fee. A license is valid for two years and there is a $50 biannual renewal fee.