UPDATE! With the recent update in guidelines from the government, The City of Tempe has now required masks in public. Due to the change, we will now require students bring and wear a face mask while attending courses. Likewise, if you do not feel well, stay home! If you have signed up for a course, but will not attend due to illness, let us know, and we will issue a full refund.

8 Hour Unarmed Guard Card Course

8 Hour Unarmed Guard Card

The unarmed guard card class is an 8 hour classroom training session. When you complete the class you will have the basic knowledge to qualify for the Arizona unarmed guard card. This class will also satisfy the requirements for a renewal license every 2 years as the new and renewal courses are the same.

This class is for ground, in person training. Our online unarmed guard card course can be found here: 8 Hour Unarmed Guard Card Course Online.

Unarmed classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8am-4pm at our Tempe Location, unless otherwise noted on our calendar. All paperwork, fingerprints and photographs are included in the cost of the course, but does not include the AZ DPS licensing fees.


The course consists of several basic topics that will allow students to gain a solid understanding of the functions, roles and responsibilities of security work in Arizona. All course material is approved by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and includes topics such as:


Prints & Photos NOT Included

Due to the recent events effecting our community, AZSG will not be providing fingerprinting or photo services at the conclusion of the course. We will provide students with information on where to obtain these services.

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Course & License Fees

The cost of this course is $50 for new or renew. The course fee does not include any license fees paid to AZ DPS. As of 2019, the cost of the unarmed guard license is $72. DPS can only accept the following forms of payment, made payable to the Arizona Department of Public Safety: cashier’s check, money order, check drawn on a business account or cash in the exact amount.