Unarmed Security Guard Training in Alabama

July 2, 2012


  • Proof that you are at least 18 years of age.
  • Proof of United States citizenship or resident alien status.
  • No felonies or violent criminal convictions.
  • No disqualifying mental defects of diseases.
  • No habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence.
  • Physically fitness level in accordance to the applied for position.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent certificate.
  • A minimum of 8 hours of initial/basic board approved classroom training is required from a certified trainer.
  • Security companies and employers may require additional training on top of the state required training.

Course description

The 8-hour initial training includes, but is not limited to;

  • fire prevention
  • legal information relevant to providing security services
  • detention procedures
  • methods of handling crisis situations
  • methods of crowd control
  • how to use equipment needed in providing security services.


Certification must be renewed every 2 years. In this regard an 8 hour refresher course similar to the initial/basic training is required.

Application process

Application forms are available at the Alabama Security Regulatory Board website, http://www.asrb.alabama.gov/Forms.aspx.

Before you apply for a personal license, make sure you have the following.

  • 2 recent color passport-style photographs. Separated.
  • If applicable: Military Separation documents.
  • Proof of age (copy of current state-issued driver’s license or non-driver I.D.).
  • Proof of citizenship or Resident Alien Status (copy of current state-issued driver’s license or non-driver I.D.).
  • ASRB certification of training.
  • ASRB authorization for release of information.
  • Criminal history information release form.
  • 2 applicant fingerprint cards w/rolled fingerprints.

The completed form should be submitted to the Alabama Security Regulatory Board.


There is a $25 personal license fee and a $41.50 background check fee.


Alabama Security Regulatory Board
ASRB Forms

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