Unarmed Security Guard Requirements For Alabama

Security Guard & Officer Legal Requirements In Alabama

Here on SecurityGuardTraining.io we want to provide you with all of the information you need to successfully become an Unarmed security guard in the state of Alabama!

Sweet Home Alabama!

Or as I call it, “the Heart of Dixie.”

Also the name of my first girlfriend but she was from New York but that's a different story.

Given the substantive automotive industry here in our beloved "Yellowhammer" state, the major petrochemical and industrial waste processing centers, and a hugely diversified economy that is no longer primarily dependent on rural agri-business the need for trained and experienced security guards has never been higher.

It's also a great place to live.

The Weather

Most Northerners don’t realize how beautiful the weather is here in the Southeastern U.S.

Autumn is warm and colorful, winter is short and mild, and spring blooms show up weeks before spring actually begins.

It’s true that Alabama summers are hot and humid, but most residents agree that the summer heat is better than the ice and snow we hear about up North!

Huntsville and Birmingham are the major population centers with year round tourism so there is always somebody needing to hire a good and well-trained security guard at all times of the year.

The weather also makes Alabama the ideal location to work outdoors as an unarmed security guard.

Since many positions in this field require outdoor patrols, having nine to 10 months of temperate weather per year is a true benefit.

Plus, the growing economy and population in Alabama continue to fuel the need for our services.

Minimum Requirements

In Alabama, all unarmed security guards are required to take a training course and then get a license from the State.

This is a bit of a hurdle, it’s true, but once you are licensed as an unarmed security guard, you are set for all sorts of job opportunities that aren’t available to un-licensed individuals.

You get your security guard license and you will find there are positions available all over Alabama.

Must be at least 18 years old
High school diploma, G.E.D or equivalent certificate

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Training Curriculum

Dependent upon the sector of security you operate in, your training will cover a wide gamut of needs specific to the particular client.

You undergo the basics obviously, but be prepared for anything. Alabama plays hosts to a lot of different industries and each one will have their own specific requirements that go way beyond the basics.

Because of the propensity for tornadoes to repeatedly strike all areas of Alabama part of a security guard's training invariably includes emergency preparedness exercises and procedures that would not normally be covered in any of the other states.

Alabama gets hot, really hot.

Up in the mountains it might cool off during the winter, but most of this place is considered sub-tropical.

Being outside in 90 Fahrenheit is no fun, especially when you are in a uniform and have to deal with the public.

Not only do you need to be aware of staying cool but you may well be frequently faced with members of the public who have had a touch too much of the sun, have become dehydrated and are needing to get cooled off in a hurry.

A good first aid overview, even if the company you work for doesn't offer any training in first aid, will certainly add an extra dimension to your skills, make you stand out, and could easily save someone's life one day.

Training Requirements

You need to complete at least 8 hours of classroom training, along with a final written exam. And the classroom training must be carried out by an instructor certified by the Alabama Licensing Board.

These are obviously the minimum training requirements you are going to need. Companies will often require further training to meet their own internal requirements and hiring standards.

Fees Schedule

We said it in the introduction, we'll say it again, Alabama has a lot of diversified industry.

Stop thinking about a mall cop security guard role and start thinking about some of the bigger players that offer strong employment opportunities, career longevity, employee training programs, and strong career growth.

You've got Bancorp, AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, WalMart and the Marshall Space Flight Center -- you know, the guys who assemble the Space Shuttle?

These are big corporations and organizations that offer tremendous upside career potential and they are almost always hiring.

When local tourist organization says say that there is "something for everyone" they are talking about Alabama, right here!

You may actually have trouble choosing a location to settle down.

The tip of the Appalachian Mountains is located in the Northeastern corner of the State, near the Tennessee and Georgia borders. The southern edge of the state touches both the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and the panhandle of Florida.

Our state capitol is Montgomery; Birmingham is the financial and corporate center, while Huntsville is the home of NASA and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Sports fans know Talladega as a mecca for NASCAR, while Tuscaloosa is the home of the Crimson Tide, the University of Alabama.

Don't forget tourism.

20 million people pour through all areas of Alabama throughout the entire year - sub-tropical region, remember?

There's always something that needs looking after by a trained security guard who can keep some kid's sticky fingers off the glass window or keep that same kid out of harms way.

In Alabama, the opportunities for unarmed security guards are numerous, and as varied as the locations you will work and the people you will find there.


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