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Frequently asked questions

What is the first step in getting your New York State security license?

The first step in getting your security license is obtaining security training. i. 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training- A general introductory course. You must complete this course and submit a copy of the certificate issued to you with your New York State security guard license application. ii. 16 Hour On-The-Job Training (OJT) - A course relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment as a security guard.

Do you offer online courses?

Yes! We are approved by DCJS to teach the 8 hour pre-assignment, 16 hour OTJ, and annual courses virtually. We conduct the courses via Microsoft Teams.

Do you offer evening courses?

Yes! We have a flexible schedule. If you would like to request a special date or time to take a course, please email at

I’ve completed security training, now what?

Once you’ve completed the security training, you’ll need to apply for the security license. Here are the steps: i. Get fingerprinted with Identogo: IdentoGO– use code 1545R1 (cost: $102) ii. Complete Security guard application: 1206-f-a.pdf ( (cost: $36) iii. *You must have a NYS drivers license or non-drivers ID to apply for a security license

Where can I find security jobs?

You can do searches on employment sites (Monster, Indeed, etc.). You can search (security guard positions, full time security guard, part time security guard, etc)