No, all accounts with Alpaca are opened as Margin accounts. Once the $2,000 equity limit is reached every account is granted the ability to do short-selling and trade on Margin.

To learn more about how margin works, visit Alpaca Docs > Margin & Shorting.

Margin & Short Selling
Margin and Short Selling # In order to trade on margin or sell short, you must have $2,000 or more account equity. Accounts with less than $2,000 will not have access to these features and will be restricted to 1x buying power. This do not apply to Crypto Trading. Margin Trading for Crypto is not a…