Unarmed Security Guard Training in Arkansas

July 4, 2012

No license is required to work as a security guard in Arkansas. However there are some general basic requirements. If you want to gain employment as a security guard in Arkansas you should apply for a position at a security company. The security company will handle training and licensing as needed.


Following are some basic and useful requirements for gaining employment as a security guard. Actual requirements may vary depending on the security company you apply for work with.

  • Be a United States citizen or registered resident alien.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Not addicted to or dependent on alcohol or drugs (you may be subject to ongoing drug tests).
  • No felony or criminal convictions involving the illegal use of weapons.
  • Must not have committed any acts of fraud.
  • Good moral character.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Good physical conditioning.
  • Be able to stand up for long periods of time.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Complete a basic training curriculum.

Course description

The basic training curriculum includes, but is not limited to;

  • Customer service issues e.g. working with and addressing the public.
  • First aid training overview.
  • Incident response.
  • Legal aspects.
  • Patrol and observation.
  • Role of private security.
  • Security resources e.g. surveillance operation and documentation.

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