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Security Guard 8 Hour Pre-Assignment

The first course must be completed prior to submitting the application to be registered as a licensed security guard. The 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Course for Security Guards is a general introductory course.
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Security Guard 8 Hour Annual

The In-Service course as a pre-requisite for renewal of his or her guard license. This program is designed to meet current training needs and refresh or update guards.
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Security Guard 16 Hour

New York State Law mandates that security guards complete a sixteen (16) hour on the job training course within 90 days of initial employment as a security guard.
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Armed Security Guard

Armed guard applicants must possess a valid pistol license and must complete a 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Security Guards prior to applying for a Special Armed Guard Registration Card. Attendees must have both a NYS Unarmed Guard License and a New York Pistol License.
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Firearms 8 Hour Annual

Armed guards must also complete an Annual Eight Hour Firearms Training course which includes three hours of classroom refresher on the Use of Force followed by a written examination, and five hours of weapons qualification which includes a proficiency examination.
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The Security Guard Act of 1992 requires registration and training of security guards in New York State. The Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for mandated security training and the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the registration of all security guards.

The Act requires that all security guards complete three training courses. Armed guards are required to complete two additional training courses. All courses must be conducted at approved training schools, by certified instructors. Global Security Group is an approved school an offers both the unarmed and armed security guard training programs. Our certified instructors are without peer in the industry.

Initial Training Annual Training
8-Hour Pre Assignment Training Course 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course 47 Hour Firearms Training Course 8 hour Annual In-service Training Course 8 Hour Annual In-service for Armed Guards
No Previous New York State law enforcement training Required within 90 days of initial employment as a Security Guard Required prior to applying for a special armed guard registration card Required Annually Required Annually
Many classes of New York State law enforcement can skip the initial training but unless they are active in their respective agencies, they are required to complete annual training. NYC DOCS Correction Officers, Court Clerks, Sheriffs and some Bridge Tunnel Officer Titles are exempt from annual training requirements.

Executive Protection Training

  • Methodology of Executive Protection
  • Executive Travel Safety
  • Surveillance / Counter-Surveillance
  • Commercial Espionage Awareness & Counter-Measures