1. Required Training
It all starts with taking the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment training course at a training center whose instructors have been licensed by the New York State Criminal Justice Service (NYSCJS). A list of approved New York State training centers can be found here. When searching for schools on Google or other search engines, be sure to check NYSCJS's list of schools whose licenses have been revoked or suspended because of violations. One red flag: avoid schools that offer the training in less than 8 hours. They likely lack proper licensing. It's also a good idea to check with online review sites and the Better Business Bureau to gauge past complaints.
Following successful course completion, you will be issued a certificate--a requirement for the security guard license application process.
2. Application Process for Obtaining Your Security Guard License
You've got your certificate. Now it's time to get that license! Many
training centers offer services for processing the necessary forms
and submitting them to the New York State Division of Licensing
Services. If you choose to pay for this service, it's important to
have the following with when you complete the course, so you can
apply right away:
3. Application Process: Electronic Fingerprinting
NYSCJS requires electronic fingerprinting to be performed as part of the
license application process. MorphoTrust USA, through its Identogo centers, is
contracted by NY state to perform this work. The fee for this service is $102 and
must be paid via money order made out to MorphoTrust USA. For Star Security
Training students, an Identogo office is located a short walk from the training center.
4. You're all Set: Final Submission
Here's your checklist:
--Filled out NYS Division of Licensing Services Form
--8 Hour Pre-Assignment certificate
--Money order for $36 license fee made payable to NYS Department of State
Click here for a quick infographic summary of the above.
We accept Workforce1 training vouchers.
Training Center Address:
1891 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Subway: Located next to the Ralph Ave Station on the C train.