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8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

We are approved by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS) to offer this course online, via Zoom.


In New York State, it is a requirement to take the 8 hour pre-assignment training course in order to obtain a license as a security guard. This introductory course can be taken at any NYS licensed security training school and acts as the very first step toward obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York Department of State.

The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard in New York. Topics covered in this 8 hour security class include:

  • The role of the security guard 
  • Legal powers and limitations 
  • Emergency situations 
  • Communications and public relations 
  • Access control 
  • Different types of access control 
  • Ethics and conduct 

A passing score on the examination is required for the successful completion of this course. All material discussed in the course will be reviewed again in a period of time beforehand, including an overview of the duties of a New York security guard.

The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions as well as true or false questions and all topics covered in the course will be included. After passing the exam, a certificate of completion will be provided in order to proceed with the security guard license application and process.

You can book this 8 hour security course online. LIVE, online classes are available weekly, via Zoom with professional, certified instructors. Guardian Group Services has been approved to offer this and all Security Guard Training Courses online. 

Choosing a career in security can be extremely rewarding. Not only are employment rates increasing, but there are a plethora of different locations in need of these services. On top of all of this, the right place can give you the right opportunities to advance your career in security or even law enforcement. Wherever you decide to take your future, Guardian Group Services’ years of experience in security training will give you the necessary knowledge to pursue your goals in the field. Our 8 hour pre-assignment training course is the best way to start.

Once you successfully complete this course, you will be able to file your security guard license application to obtain your guard card, and within the first 90 days of employment as a security guard you must complete the 16 hour on-the-job training, as required by NYS.  

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


1 day

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