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Guardian Group's Online Security Training Is Approved
by The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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  • Armed guard applicants must have a valid New York State pistol license pursuant to Penal Law 400.00 and must complete a 47-Hour Firearms Training Course for Security Guards prior to applying for a Special Armed Guard Registration Card.

  • Starting one year from the date of completion of the 47-hour firearms training course, holders of a Special Armed Guard Registration Card also must annually complete an 8-Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Armed Security Guards.
  • Our security guard instructors are all professional, experienced, and most importantly certified by NYS DCJS.

  • Licensed armed security guards are now more in demand than ever before.

  • Certificates of completion will be emailed to students immediately after successfully finishing the class.

  • Payment can be made online. We accept credit or debit cards.


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  • 47 hour armed security guard training armed guard with a holster

    47-Hour Armed Security Guard Training


    This is a 47 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a special armed guard registration card from the New York State Department of State.

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  • 8 hour annual armed security guard training

    8-Hour Annual Armed Security Guard Training


    This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards, and annually thereafter.

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Ready to become an armed security professional? Guardian Group Services offers all courses required to complete training as an armed security guard in NYS. All our online courses are approved by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

To enroll in the special armed security guard card training and become a private security guard, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a citizen or resident alien of the U.S.
  • To enroll in the 47-hour firearm training course, you must possess a valid NYS Pistol Permit and security guard registration. 

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