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Security Guard Training


The Security Guard Act of 1992 mandates the training and licensing of security guards and the licensing of private security training schools. The Act also requires that all private security training must be approved and that all private security trainers be certified. The Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for private security training in New York State. The New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the licensing and registration of all security guards and private security training schools. Visit the Department of State web site.

The first required course, is an Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Training course. This is a general introductory course. Guards are issued a certificate upon successful completion. This certificate must accompany the security guard's registration application when submitted to the Department of State. Once the application is submitted, the guard has 90 days to complete the second training course.

The second course is the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training course (OJT). This training program should be relevant to the guard's duties, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. Schools may conduct this training in an approved classroom setting or at an approved work site, which is conducive to learning.

The third required training program is the Eight Hour Annual In-service course. This training must be completed each calendar year following completion of the 16 Hour OJT course. This program is designed to meet current training needs and refresh or update guards in changes in the security field. The guard must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of the guard registration.


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