Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. The course is mobile responsive on any smartphone with an internet connection.

Students can complete the entire course in 4.5 to 5 hours by design.

Yes. The course is has been thoroughly reviewed and fully approved by Private Protective Services and meets all requirements under Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-35-118 that states: 

All candidates must complete a four-hour basic course including one (1) hour each of: 

(A) Orientation 

(B) Legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer 

(C) Emergency procedures 

(D) General duties

All students have access to complete the course for up to 30 days. 

By investing only 10 minutes a day for 30 days, every student will complete the entire course.


Online Unarmed Class $60 

Fingerprints $35.15 

License Fee $70 

Total = $165.15

No. We have a very high success rate. Students are required to achieve 70% on the final exam. We follow all the best practices of instructional system design, ensuring our students succeed. The course includes chapter reviews and progress quizzes that effectively prepare students for the final exam.

Every student will have (3) opportunities to pass the final exam. We encourage all our students to succeed; students are allowed to playback the course areas they may have had difficulty with as many times as needed to prepare to re-take the exam.

Alliance Training & Testing provides a free Ebook with step-by-step instructions to complete the unarmed security guard licensing process. Additionally, these steps and the free Ebook are available on our website License Process page.

No. Professional licensed security officers are in high demand in Tennessee. Licensed security officers enjoy increased opportunities for immediate full-time and part-time employment. The job board and free job tools ebook on the License Process page support students and provide job placement assistance.