8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards

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8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Security guard candidates in New York City are required to take several courses that provide essential instruction to prepare them for their jobs, regardless of whether they are pursuing a career as an unarmed or armed security guard. Like many professionals in other fields, however, that initial instruction must be supplemented on a regular basis to maintain certification and meet state licensing requirements.

security guard training

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Security guard candidates in New York City are required to take several courses that provide essential instruction to prepare them for their jobs, regardless of whether they are pursuing a career as an unarmed or armed security guard. Like many professionals in other fields, however, that initial instruction must be supplemented on a regular basis to maintain certification and meet state licensing requirements.

security guard training

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Security guard candidates in New York City are required to take several courses that provide essential instruction to prepare them for their jobs, regardless of whether they are pursuing a career as an unarmed or armed security guard. Like many professionals in other fields, however, that initial instruction must be supplemented on a regular basis to maintain certification and meet state licensing requirements.

Required 8 Hour Annual Training for Armed and Unarmed Security Guards

Both unarmed and armed security guards are required to complete an 8 hour annual in-service training course for security guards to fulfill those requirements. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) instructors provide this annual training for security guard students in New York City, helping them to ensure that they continue to keep pace with evolving standards in the security industry.

8 Hour Annual
In-Service

Training Course

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Who Needs This 8 Hour Annual Security Course?

The annual in-service training is for all licensed security guards operating in New York City. That includes both unarmed security and armed security personnel. The course must be taken within the first twelve calendar months after a student has completed his or her 16 hour on-the-job training course, and every year afterwards to maintain a valid security guard license. Students who complete the course receive the certificate of completion needed to recertify as a security guard or maintain their current licensing.

What Topics Does This Course Cover?

This mandatory course is designed to provide students with updated information about all relevant security guard standards and procedures to help them remain current on any changes related to their duties and responsibilities. Topics covered include:

  • The role of a security guard and job duties
  • Legal standards defining a security guard’s powers, as well as legal limitations
  • Proper response in emergency situations
  • Public relations protocols and communication strategies
  • Ethics and security guard code of conduct
  • Access control best practices
  • Other critical information related to the job of security guard

Students must attend all eight hours of the course to complete the training and receive their certificate.

Like doctors, nurses, lawyers, and other professionals, security guards are required to receive ongoing training to ensure that they have access to the most updated information about standards and practices. Laws change, security concerns continually evolve, and today’s security guards need to stay abreast of it all to do their jobs effectively.

2119 E 15th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

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Location

2119 E 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

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Phone: (718) 837-3910

Email : info@issinvestigation.com

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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The instructors at International Security Services, Inc. are committed to providing you with the effective, educational resources you need to meet state licensing guidelines and remain at the forefront of the security profession. Contact us today to register for the ISS 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards, or to ask about any of our other security guard courses.

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.