Security Guard License

How to get your security guard license:


You are required, in most states, to have a security license to work as a security guard. It is important to check the rules and legislation in your own state. Each state has their own laws and governing practices when it comes to becoming a security guard. 


For example, in order to get a NYS Security Guard License all applicants must complete an 8-hour pre-assignment training course and must not have been convicted of a serious criminal offense. Armed guard applicants must also complete a 47-hour firearms course and submit the certificate issued for completion of this course with the application for a license. 


Next step is to submit a correctly completed form to the New York State Department, Division of Licensing Services.


For more information visit:


NYS Division of Licensing Services

99 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12231 

(518) 474-4429