How to Become a Security Guard in New York

Becoming a Security Guard in New York is similar to a lot of other states: you need to meet basic requirements such as age, language proficiency, and other usual security licensing requirements of this nature.


Furthermore, to get a Security Guard license in New York, you need to take a government approved NY Security Guard licensing course.

  • This 8hr course is called Pre-Assignment Training Course.

In New York, the government body that controls a NY Security Guard's license is The Department of State. So, it is The Department of State that will have a list of approved NY Security Guard licensing courses.


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