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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (ny.gov) (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)