8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

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8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Every candidate seeking to become a security guard in New York City must fulfill certain training requirements before he or she can be registered and licensed to serve in that role. There are several different courses involved in the training process, and they are collectively designed to provide aspiring security personnel with all the tools and knowledge they need to protect both property and lives.

security guard training

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Every candidate seeking to become a security guard in New York City must fulfill certain training requirements before he or she can be registered and licensed to serve in that role. There are several different courses involved in the training process, and they are collectively designed to provide aspiring security personnel with all the tools and knowledge they need to protect both property and lives.

security guard training

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards in New York City

Every candidate seeking to become a security guard in New York City must fulfill certain training requirements before he or she can be registered and licensed to serve in that role. There are several different courses involved in the training process, and they are collectively designed to provide aspiring security personnel with all the tools and knowledge they need to protect both property and lives.

Essential 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Course for Armed and Unarmed Security Guards

International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) provides courses that will help you complete the training to become a licensed security guard in New York City, including the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards that all armed and unarmed security guards must take to fulfill the law’s registration requirements.

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Who Needs This 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Course?

This course is mandatory for all unarmed and armed security guards seeking licensing in New York. It is a one-day course that serves as the first step in the registration process to become a professional guard, and students are required to earn a 70% final test score to pass the class. Passing students receive a Certificate of Completion documenting their achievement. This certificate must be included with the student’s eventual application for a security guard license.

What Topics Does This Course Cover?

The pre-assignment course covers a range of topics designed to introduce future security guards to the roles and responsibilities of the job. Topics include:

  • An overview of the security industry, the role played by security guards, and common duties
  • Instruction about security guard powers and limitations under the law, and how they differ from official law enforcement personnel. Includes proper procedures for handling arrests
  • Overview of emergency response for security guards
  • Insight into how security guards should handle public relations and communications
  • Overview of the proper procedures for managing access control
  • Explanation of the security guard code of ethics
  • Instruction on report-writing
  • Final review of all class topics and a written exam. Students must receive a 70% or better score on the final exam to successfully complete the course and receive the course certificate.

Due to demand, students are encouraged to register for the pre-assignment training course in advance and show up before the designated start time.

 

2119 E 15th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Training Center

Location

2119 E 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Contact Us

Phone: (718) 837-3910

Email : info@issinvestigation.com

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

(By appointment only)

Contact Us for All Your NYC Security Guard Training Needs

The 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards is just the first step in your quest to become a licensed professional security guard in New York City, but it is an important one. Without it, you cannot apply for a license in New York City. That’s why International Security Services, Inc.’s experienced instructors are here to provide you with the training you need to meet the state’s licensing requirements and get started on your exciting security guard career path. Contact us today to register for participation in this or other ISS 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.