How to Get Your New York State Security Guard License

First Step: You Will Need to Do Some Training.

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We conduct all unarmed and armed guard training certifications for New York State as described below and on our Armed Guard Training Page.

Second Step: You Will Need to Be Fingerprinted

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Fingerprinting is conducted by an electronic fingerprint vendor authorized by the New York State Department of State. We will give you instructions on how to get this done when you come to the training.  

Third Step: You Will Need To Submit a Security Guard Application to New York State.

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We will give you the paperwork for this when you come to the training.

New York Security Guard Training (Unarmed)

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Training Required (First Step)

The Security Guard Act of 1992 and New York State General Business Law Section 89 requires the training and registration of security guards in this state.


Note: Once you obtain your license you must renew it every two years.


There are three (3) unarmed courses consisting of videos and lectures required to obtain and maintain your security guard license (see below).

First Course Required

The first course you will need to take  is the NYS Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Course for Security Guards. 


You may only work temporarily (up to 90 days) with this license.

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Second Course Required

The second course you need is the NYS Sixteen Hour OJT Course for Security Guards. This course expands on lessons learned in the eight hour course and adds some Homeland Security Training.


This course is required by law within 90 days of initial employment but a number of prospective employers may not hire you without it, and hire somebody who does have it instead. 


Best idea!  Sign up for the NYS 8/16 hour combo course with us!  Now only $115 if prepaid online or with card over the phone! 

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Third Course Required

The third course you will need is the NYS Annual In-Service Course for Security Guards. You must take two (2) of these within your two year registration registration period to renew your security guard license regardless of whether you are working or not. 

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Questions?

You can send us a note through our Contact Page or just call us seven days a week at : 


(631) 482-0075 or (631) 964-2787 

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