Security Guard Training Programs
- 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training
- 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course
- 8-Hour/16-Hour Deluxe Package
- 8 Hour Annual In-Service Course
- NYS 47 Hour Firearms Training Course
- NYS 8 Hour Annual Firearms Course
- Evening 8 Hour Annual In-Service Course
- Fire Guard Training Course
- Adult First Aid / CPR / AED ( RED CROSS)
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.