In order to work as an armed guard in New York State, you will need to take an approved NYS Forty-Seven (47) hour firearms course.
We conduct this course either on a series of weekdays or on a series of Saturdays.
Once you have the armed guard license you will need to take BOTH an Eight Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Armed Guards and an 8hr Annual In-Service Training Course for Unarmed Guards each year.
For more information about armed training, please call us at (212) 929-7287
NYS FORTY-SEVEN HOUR FIREARMS COURSE PREREQUISITES PURSUANT TO NEW YORK STATE LAW AND THE RULES OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
Important: In order to take the 47 hour firearms course, you will first need to possess the following:
- A valid unarmed New York State Security guard license.
- A valid New York City Pistol Permit.
- A duty-type weapon with a caliber of 9mm or higher