NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Continuing Professional Education

Security Guard Training

Training for security guards was mandated by the Security Guard Act of 1992. The Act requires that all security guards complete three training courses. All courses must be conducted at approved training schools, by certified instructors. The Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for private security training in New York State.

The following security guard training courses are required by NYS General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n. 

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards - $75

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This is an 8 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State.  The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.  Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.  The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

Please call 614-6236 for dates/times

16 Hour On-the- Job Training Course for Security Guards - $150

This is a 16 hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard.  The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities a security guard.  Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism.  The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

Please call 614-6236 for dates/times

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards - $75

This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, and annually thereafter.  The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.  Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

Please call 614-6236 for Dates/Times

Refund Policy

Students will be entitled to a 100% refund any time prior to the start of instruction.
If a course is divided between two 4 hour days, student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels before start of second 4 hour block.

16 hour OJT course: Student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels before the start of the second 8 hour block of instruction.  If the instruction is divided between four 4 hour sessions, the refund schedule shall be 75%, 50%, and 25%.
A DCJS approved security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable registration fees, cancellation fees, or deposits. DCJS complaint phone number 518-457-2667

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