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Launch Your Security Career: Complete 8-Hour & 16-Hour Training

Launch your security career with our comprehensive package. Complete the 8-Hour Pre-Assignment and 16-Hour On-the-Job courses to meet NYS requirements and impress employers. Gain essential skills and certification to excel in the industry.

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The inaugural course, the Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Training, delivers a comprehensive introduction for prospective security guards. Upon completion, guards acquire a vital certificate, indispensable for submission within three months alongside their registration application. This milestone signifies not only their initiation into the security sector but also definitively establishes the bedrock for their ongoing professional growth.

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Security guard with a walkie-talkie

Subsequently, guards must triumphantly complete the 16 Hour On-The-Job Training, aligning their competencies with exacting job responsibilities and employer requirements. This course, available in both conventional classrooms and on-site, offers a dynamic learning experience meticulously tailored to meet the practical demands of their pivotal roles.

Embarking on a career in the security industry necessitates thoughtful consideration of the vital necessity of acquiring a license. This intricate process demands not just unwavering commitment but also requires the meticulous completion of specific training courses and exams, all tailored to your state or province. Furthermore, moving beyond mere access to the security sector, this transformative pathway actively cultivates a profound understanding of its nuanced landscape.

Acquiring a license goes beyond being a mere prerequisite; it compellingly showcases your unwavering commitment to shouldering job responsibilities. This distinctly visible commitment sends a clear signal to potential employers that you approach your duties with the utmost seriousness and possess the necessary skills. If you harbor genuine passion for the security sector and aspire to carve out a truly fulfilling career in this field, obtaining a license signifies not just a step but an undeniable leap toward an exciting and rewarding journey in the security industry!

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Acquiring a license goes beyond being a mere prerequisite; it compellingly showcases your unwavering commitment to shouldering job responsibilities. This distinctly visible commitment sends a clear signal to potential employers that you approach your duties with the utmost seriousness and possess the necessary skills. If you harbor genuine passion for the security sector and aspire to carve out a truly fulfilling career in this field, obtaining a license signifies not just a step but an undeniable leap toward an exciting and rewarding journey in the security industry!

Why Choose Tribune for Your Security Training?

Our expert instructors bring years of industry experience to the classroom, offering insights that go beyond textbooks and into the real challenges you'll face in the field. You won't just learn; you'll gain valuable perspectives that set you apart.

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Join Tribune’s Security Guard Training today and empower yourself with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in the security industry. Your success story begins with us.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

New York State General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n requires security guard applicants and/or security guards to complete the following training courses:

*8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

This is an 8 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

16 Hour On-the- Job Training Course for Security Guards

This is a 16 hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards

This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, and annually thereafter. The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

*47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards

This is a 47 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a special armed guard registration card from the New York State Department of State. To attend the course students must possess a valid pistol license pursuant to NY Penal Law Section 400.00 and a valid NYS security guard registration card. The course consists of 7 hours of NYS Penal Law Article 35 (Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force) and 40 hours of range instruction and qualification. To successfully complete the course the student must pass a written examination on Article 35 and qualify with a handgun.

8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards

This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards, and annually thereafter. To attend the course students must possess a valid pistol license pursuant to NY Penal Law Section 400.00 and a valid NYS security guard registration card. The course consists of 3 hours of NYS Penal Law Article 35 (Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force) and 5 hours of range instruction and qualification. To successfully complete the course the student must pass a written examination on Article 35 and qualify with a handgun.

*Security guards or security guard applicants need only complete this course once.

Only a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) approved security guard training school may provide required New York State security guard training.

DCJS approves entities as security guard training schools when they have met specific criteria. Training courses offered by these schools must meet minimum standards set forth in rules and regulations. DCJS only approves security guard training schools to provide security guard training required by NYS General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n. These required security guard training courses are listed in question #1. Only the courses listed in question #1 are under the jurisdiction of DCJS.
Individuals teaching New York State required security guard training courses must be DCJS certified instructors.

DCJS certifies individuals as security guard instructors and armed security guard instructors when they have met minimum requirements set forth in rules and regulations.

The 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course is required for all security guards in New York State and must be completed within 90 days of being employed as a security guard. This course is designed to be taken after an individual is employed as a security guard since the training is to occur while on-the-job and is specific to the individual’s job duties and assignments.

You should THOROUGHLY SCRUTINIZE any promises or guarantees of job placement by security guard training schools or others before you sign a contract or pay a sum of money. You may contact DCJS if you have questions or concerns about promises or guarantees being made by a security guard training school(s).

Security guard training schools are required to issue a DCJS approved certificate of completion to students who successfully complete required security guard training courses according to New York State Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 6027.12(c).

NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services is responsible for the registration of security guards. All questions concerning the registration of security guards must be directed to that office at (518) 474-7569. Information on the registration process can also be accessed at:

http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/securityguard/sguard.html

New York State General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n, provides for various exemptions of security guard training requirements based on employment and completed Municipal Police Training Council approved law enforcement training. A matrix outlining these exemptions can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ops/sgtraining/index.htm

Contact the Department of State Division of Licensing to find out if license has been issued. 

You can also check your licensing status using the link below:

https://appext20.dos.ny.gov/lcns_public/lic_name_search_frm

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