Important Advisory Regarding Security Guard Training

In order to renew a Security Guard registration, the mandatory training courses must be completed and on file
with our office.

Please do not call the Division of Criminal Justice Services or the Department of State to verify the completion of the required training courses. Begin by contacting the Security Guard Training School to confirm that the training was completed and the appropriate roster was submitted to the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

All training must be submitted to the State of New York by an authorized school. Individuals are not permitted to mail or fax course certificates to the Department of State. It is the responsibility of the Training School to submit course completion information to the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Once the Division has received your course completion information, it will be electronically transferred to the Department of State.

Please note that the ID card you now hold remains in effect until the date it expires. Once the ID card expires, you will be ineligible to continue in employment as a security guard. If your registration is expired for 6 months or more, you will be required to reapply for a new registration.

Security Guard Training Requirements