Security guard training is not required before you apply for an unarmed security guard position in the state of Arizona. However, if you are offered employment and you require a license, you will need to complete an 8-hour pre-assignment training course.
Depending on where you are offered a position, you may or may not need to get license.
You must be licensed if you will be working for a security guard agency that pays you to provide security guard services to other companies.
You do not need to be licensed if you will be working for a proprietary company, meaning, the company pays you directly to be their own security guard.
If you require a license, know that you are not allowed to wear a security guard uniform or stand post as a Security Guard until you get your license from the Arizona Department of Public Safety-Licensing Unit.
To obtain your license, you can easily follow the 7 steps outlined below:
The Security Guard Training Program
The 8-hour pre-assignment training program will consist of training on the following material:
After you complete your training, you must have your agency (the company that you will be working for as a licensed security guard), complete the Security Guard Training Verification Form.