Advanced Training Center of Long Island
       


LICENSE Requirements


In order to become a New York State licensed Security Guard, you must:

  • • Be 18 years of age
  • • Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States
  • • Complete and pass an FBI background check, free of felony convictions, via electronic fingerprinting ($101.25 fee payable directly to Morpho Trust, the company responsible for the fingerprint/background check)
  • • Complete the required training, starting with the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Class
  • • Submit required application with the required $36 processing fee payable to New York State Department of State.

All security guards are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course prior to applying to the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card, followed by a 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards within 90 days of initial full time employment as a security guard, and annually complete an 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards every year thereafter. The Security Guard license must be renewed every two years and cannot be renewed if you have not completed the required training classes.

At your first training course, the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment course, we provide you with all the information you need to obtain and retain your New York State unarmed Security Guard license. We provide you with the New York State unarmed Security Guard license application and review it with you step by step. Our Instructors explain, in detail, what is required by New York State in order to obtain your license and also what is required by New York State in order to maintain your New York State unarmed Security Guard license.

Our Instructors and office staff guide you every step of the way. Someone is always available to answer any questions you have, before, during and after the license process either by phone or email.