Security USA

Security Guard Training Programs

New York City offers many options for completing the security guard training courses required by New York State, but when hiring new security guards with no on the job experience, we give preference to graduates of the Liberty Security Training Institute because of the excellence and inclusiveness of the school's curriculum. Besides all the training required for security officer certification by New York State, the security guard job training program offered at Liberty Security Training Institute delves into how to work with cutting edge security technology, making Liberty Security Training Institute graduates the ideal candidates to be employed at Security USA™.

Getting Started as a Licensed Security Officer

When you are ready to apply for a Security Guard License in New York State, you must be at least 18 years of age passed a New York State Department of Justice background check and be a citizen of the United States; have a resident alien card (a green card), or have a work authorization card. You must also have taken the 8-hour pre-assignment security officer training class before applying.

Training Required for Security Guards in NYS

New York State requires all security guards to complete the following two training courses before they receive full certification as a licensed security guard.

Before anything else, you will have to take an 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course. Then you can apply to the Department of State for your Security Guard Registration Card. This introductory course covers the basic information that every person working as a security officer needs to know. At Liberty Security Training Institute, you will also learn how to prepare the application or resume for a job as a security officer, and to navigate New York State's requirements for fingerprinting and filing. Once you graduate, LSTI's placement program may be able to help you land a job to start your career as a licensed security guard.

Filing Fees in New York State

  • To apply for a Security Guard Registration Card: $36.00
  • When you file for Electronic Fingerprinting: $102.25
  • Additional Service Fee: $25.00

New York State requires these fees. They are not paid to Liberty Security Training Institute, and you are required to pay them no matter where you take your security guard training courses. At Liberty Security Training Institute, they will guide you through the entire process, saving you time avoiding confusion.

Once you have secured a position as a security officer, you have to complete a 16 hour on-the-job training course for security guards before 90 days has passed. the on the job course addresses the duties of security guards and procedures relevant to their work sites. the pre-certification courses only must be taken once, but you are required to take an 8 hour annual in-service training course for security guards each year throughout your career as a security guard.

Maintaining Your Registered Security Guard Status

When it's time for your renewal, sign up for Liberty Security Training Institute's 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards to maintain your security officer certification. If you don't complete the annual in-service training, you may lose your security officer license.

Once you have taken any of Liberty Security Training Institute's security guard training classes, they will remind you every year when you need to take your Annual 8 Hour In-Service Training, to make sure that your security guard registration will not lapse.

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