FAQ – Security Guard

Yes we (Sec-curity Safety Center ) are licensed by DCJS and can be verified on the latest list of approved security schools in New York published on  the DCJS website

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The New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services is responsible for issuing the New York State Security Guard License.

To be eligible to be a security guard in New York state, you must meet several basic requirements. If you cannot achieve these, you will not be admitted to a licensing program. You must:

  • Be at least eighteen years old.
  • Be a citizen or resident alien of the U.S.
  • Pass an FBI background check with no serious convictions or felonies.

The completed application must include the following:

  • A completed, signed Application form which will be provided and reviewed at class
  • An 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Certificate of Completion which will be issued the same day, upon completion of the class.
  • New York does accept electronic fingerprinting, which you can do through something called L-1 Enrollment Service. You will need to provide Receipt from Electronic Fingerprints
  • An Application fee in the form of a money order or cashier’s check, made out to NYS Department of State.

Please click here for further clarifications on – How to Become a Security Guard (NYC).

Application materials can be downloaded from the Board website (http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/securityguard/sguard.html). Application materials are available in English and in the following languages: Chinese, Haitian/ Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Find out more about the process and pricing breakdown here

YES unless you are an active (not retired) duty police officer as defined under NYS CPL 1.20

No, the certifications from other states are not recognized by New York State for the purposes of security guard licensing.

Two months before your License expires, The Division of Licensing Services (DOS) will send you a renewal reminder letter by physical mail to your address on file (Please make sure your address is the current one).

The renewal reminder form will contain the necessary information about fees, courses and processes you need to complete.

If your license has expired, you are required to renew your license within six months of expiration, being the grace period allowed by the The Division of Licensing Services (DOS). However , if your license has expired over the granted six months grace period, you will be required to apply for a new one by going through the process of fingerprint registration and and to submit a new application to receive a new license.

Please contact us for further questions regarding this matter or visit https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/securityguard/sguard_faq.html

Please send us an email to lostcertificate@sec-curity.com and we will send you the information required to get a new one. Please be advised there is a $12 charge for new copies

We welcome walk-ins!. However please be advised that if classes are full you will not be able to attend on that day.

Below are the documents you need to bring with you when attending a class:

  1. A Government issued Picture ID (Government Issued Photo ID Or School ID.
  2. If you are attending the 8 Hour ANNUAL class make sure you have a copy of your security guard license with you
  3. Your Social Security Number. We do not require the actual card, just make sure the number is correct.
  4. A copy of your receipt. If you don’t have access to a printer, take a picture on your phone and we will accept that as proof of payment.
  5. Depending on the offer, please make provisions for your snacks
  6. A pen and paper to take notes

 

You are required to take the 8 Hour Annual In Service Training Course every year, as such if you missed it, you will still need to complete the program by registering for two sessions. You will be required to sit in for these courses either on the same day or to break it down to two days of lecture.

You cannot register for the course twice and sit in for it just once, you will need to complete the sessions twice

If you are late or cannot make it you will be scheduled in to take the next available class at no charge, however there is no guarantee of free spaces, please call to confirm availability.

We aim to get your paperwork as quickly as possible. ALL security training schools are given 7 days to get the paperwork to the state. Our goal is to make sure you complete your process without any delays, as such we aim to send your paper work in as little as 24hrs. Once it gets to the state, it will take them about 2 weeks to actually process it in their system.

It is mandatory by law that you attend the full duration of the class in order to be eligible for a certificate.

If you are late or cannot attend on the class, we will allocate a new slot on the next class at no extra cost.

Contact the licensing departmentas they will have on record your 8 and 16 Hour information in the system. Once you have been a licensed security guard, even if it was a long time ago, all you need to do is  is get re-fingerprinted and send in a new application to receive a new license.

You are more than welcome to call the office or send an email so that we can explain and thereby making the process simpler

We will need to verify your information before we can check you in. Here are some options for you if you do not have the information along with a state issues ID

  1. Contact the state department to send you your training records, and then bring them in for verification
  2. Print it out from the DOS Licensing Website
  3. Bring a copy of your renewal form with you

Students will be entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of instruction. 16 hour OJT course: Student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels after the start of instruction, but before the start of the second 8 hour block of instruction. A DCJS approved security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable registration fees, deposits, or cancellation fees.

Please allow 7-10 days for the funds to hit your account after the refund has been processed

We believe that by choosing to train with us, you have entrusted us with your future. We will help you in your efforts find a job with employers we may refer you to, but as no one can guarantee a job placement, we are not able to make a job promise to you.

Our sister company is a Security firm which is always hiring too, so we will send in your application once you take the course for consideration for the next available position.

Here are a few other ways we can help you with your job placement and career growth

Any incident that occurs at an approved security guard training school associated with mandated security guard training that results in or creates the potential for injury, property damage, situations of an emergency nature, or any other unusual occurrence must be reported by the school director to the SGP immediately via telephone and written correspondence. Notification must detail all pertinent aspects of the occurrence, to include but not limited to: accidents: injuries, whether the incident disrupted instruction or resulted in the inability to complete training; and a narrative detailing the sequence of events.

 
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