Security Guard License Arizona requires prospective applicants to fill up forms from the Department of Public Safety along with a two colored photographs suitable for identification such as a passport photo. A fingerprint card also needs to be filled up as well.
Firearms training requirements:
A new Armed Security Guard must have 16 hours of documented training from a DPS-Certified Firearms Instructor. An Armed agency will advise who should train you.
If your Armed Security Guard license is more than 90 days past the expiration date, you are considered “New” and must have 16 hours of documented training from a DPS-Certified Firearms Instructor.
Every calendar year after the issuance of the Armed Security Guard license you must have 8 hours of refresher training from a DPS-Certified firearms instructor. The signed Armed Training form must be provided to DPS. This must be received at DPS no later than January 5 of the following year.
If Armed Security Guard firearms refresher training is not received by DPS for each calendar year, your Armed Security Guard license(s) will be suspended.
For more information on Security Guard Licensing in Arizona you may visit this site:
Or you can inquire directly at:
Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Unit P.O. Box 6328, MD 1160 Phoenix, Arizona 85005