NYS Unarmed Security Guard Training
New York State Department of State requires all unarmed security guards to complete the following courses towards their registration:
8-Hour Pre-Assignment Training: Upon completion of this general introductory course, you must submit the a copy of certificate of completion that you will receive, along with your security guard registration application to the NYS DOS.
16-Hour On-The-Job Training: This course must be completed within 90 days of employment. This is a 2-day course, attendance to both days are required in order to receive a certificate of completion!
We are an approved security guard school, as approved by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. You will receive a certificate of completion for each of the courses listed, which you will need to submit to the NYS DOS.
Annual In-Service Training Course 9 Events
This New York State Certified Training Program is for all Current New York State Security Officers. All Armed Security Guards (except retired law enforcement) and Unarmed Security Guards must take this program on a yearly basis to satisfy their training requirements. This course will cover basic topics concerning the security profession and new and emerging challenges for Security Officers. The cost for this program is fifty-five dollars ($55.00) which includes all teaching materials and certificate. All individuals must bring their N.Y.S. Security License to the class.
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE $55.00
Pre-Assignment Training Course 9 Events
This Certified New York State 8 Hour Security Guard Course is the entry level program which all security guards must take (Retired Law Enforcement Officers are exempt from this course). It is an introduction to the security profession. Basic skills in communication, personal interaction and use of force are covered among other topics.
Once this course is completed the individual can submit their application for NY.S. Security Guard along with a course completion certificate, receipt of fingerprints and the required state fee. Within ninety days, the individual must then take the 16 Hour On The Job Training Course. Please see that course for more details.
Each participant will have to pass a written test with a minimum of seventy percent score after the lecture and a review of material. Any one who does not meet that standard will be retest after an additional review of the material. The cost for this program is fifty-five dollars ($55.00) and includes all teaching materials and completion certificate.
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST 2023 THE COST FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL BE $55.00
16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course 12 Events
This course must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. It expands the security guard’s knowledge of his or her new profession, and develops skills which are necessary to carry out the performance of their duties. Retired law enforcement officers are exempt from this requirement. Completion time is sixteen hours(16 Hours).
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE JULY 1ST THE COST FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE $225.00