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47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards in New York City

Candidates who want to become security guards in New York City must complete several courses to obtain a license. Both unarmed and armed guards need to complete the required 8 hour pre-assignment training course, as well as a 16 hour on-the-job training program. Armed guards must also complete an additional course for firearms before they can receive that license. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) instructors can provide prospective armed security guards with the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards required by New York’s state laws.

security guard training

47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards in New York City

Candidates who want to become security guards in New York City must complete several courses to obtain a license. Both unarmed and armed guards need to complete the required 8 hour pre-assignment training course, as well as a 16 hour on-the-job training program. Armed guards must also complete an additional course for firearms before they can receive that license. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) instructors can provide prospective armed security guards with the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards required by New York’s state laws.

security guard training

47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards in New York City

Candidates who want to become security guards in New York City must complete several courses to obtain a license. Both unarmed and armed guards need to complete the required 8 hour pre-assignment training course, as well as a 16 hour on-the-job training program. Armed guards must also complete an additional course for firearms before they can receive that license. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) instructors can provide prospective armed security guards with the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards required by New York’s state laws.

Required 47 Hour Firearms Course for Armed NYC Security Guards

To participate in the course, students must have a valid New York security guard registration and handgun license in accordance with New York Penal Law. Certification is provided to all students who successfully complete the course by passing an examination covering Article 35 and qualifying with a handgun.

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Who Needs This 47 Hour Security Guard Training?

These security classes are required for anyone who wants to become an armed security guard. The course is intended to ensure that licensed armed guards have a firm foundation of knowledge about New York statutes governing the use of force and deadly physical force, in accordance with NYS Penal Law Article 35. In addition, students receive firearms instruction and qualification to ensure proficiency with their licensed handguns. The course consists of 7 hours of classroom instruction and a total of 40 hours of range instruction and handgun qualification.

What Topics Does This Course Cover?

This 47 hour course of instruction is separated into both classroom and firearms range instruction, testing, and qualification. The course includes:

  • 7 total hours of classroom instruction covering Use of Force and Deadly Physical Force, to ensure that candidates understand the controlling New York penal law
  • 40 hours of instruction, practice, and testing on the firearms range, to ensure that prospective security guards are proficient in the safe use of their pistols
  • A written exam covering New York Penal Law 35, Use of Force/ Deadly Physical Force
  • Handgun qualification on the firearms range, certifying pistol proficiency

This course only needs to be completed one time and is thereafter refreshed with annual 8 hour firearms instruction and testing to maintain license certification.

2119 E 15th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

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2119 E 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

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Phone: (718) 837-3910

Email : info@issinvestigation.com

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Contact Us for All Your NYC Armed Security Guard Training Needs

Armed security guards in New York City have many responsibilities, and it is essential that they have the appropriate level of training and education to help them exercise their duties in a safe and responsible way. Firearms training is a vital part of that mission, and a mandatory requirement for any security guard who carries a handgun on the job. The instructors at International Security Services, Inc. have the expertise you need to ensure that have the high-quality firearms training you need for your career as an armed security guard. Contact us today to register for our 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards, or to ask about the other security guard-related courses we offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact International Security Services, Inc. today for answers to all your training questions. We’ll be happy to help you get on the path to starting your exciting new career as an unarmed or armed security guard in New York City.

Do I need security guard training?

Under New York law, all security guards are required to complete an approved training course before being registered and licensed as a professional security guard. These requirements are designed to provide standardization for the industry and ensure that every trained guard is properly equipped to manage his or her duties and responsibilities.

What do I get for completing the course?

Upon successfully completing any relevant course, you will receive an officially approved Certificate of Completion that will satisfy state registration and licensing requirements.

Why should I choose ISS for my security guard training?

ISS instructors offer the best security guard training in NYC, in a NY-approved instructional setting. Our instructors are competent, experienced professionals dedicated to providing students with the most updated techniques and tools available in the industry today, to enable them to provide the level of quality security services that ISS clients have come to expect.

How soon can I start employment as a security guard?

Candidates can begin employment as an unarmed security guard as soon as they complete the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment course and receive their completion certificate, provided they have submitted a Guard Application to the state of New York and been properly fingerprinted. Obtaining employment is a necessary next step in the training process, and a prerequisite for participation in the 16 Hour On-the-Job training program.

What do I need to train to be an armed security guard in New York?

Before you can train to become an armed security guard in New York City, you will need to ensure that you have completed the process to obtain your legal handgun permit. ISS provides handgun consulting that can assist you in navigating New York’s complex gun control regulations.

Can I still be a security guard if I have a criminal conviction?

That depends. Those questions are better addressed to state officials at the Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. You can find more answers here or call their offices for clarification.

What courses are required to be a security guard in New York?

Both unarmed and armed guards must complete the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment and 16 Hour On-the-Job-Training courses to obtain their licenses. To maintain registration, they must also complete and 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training course once during each calendar year – in much the same way that other professionals are required to take continuing education courses.

Armed guards need to also take a 47 Hour Firearms Training Course to ensure that they are familiar with the proper use of force and proficient with their firearms. They are also required to take an additional annual course, the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training course.