Security Training Courses and Enrollment

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8 HOUR PRE-ASSIGNMENT TRAINING COURSE
This is a general introductory course.  This course must be completed before you can be employed as a security officer.  This course will cover an introduction to the Security Officer Act of 1992 – the role of a security officer, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, and a course review.  An examination will also be administered.  Participants who successfully complete the 8 Hour course and receive a passing grade on the exam will receive an official course completion certificate.

16 HOUR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING COURSE
This training course must be taken one time during the first 90 days of employment as a security officer.  Subjects covered move from theory to hands-on with scenario based training.  This training program is relevant to the actual security officer’s duties, requirements of the work site, and the needs of their employer.  This training may be conducted in an approved classroom setting or at an approved work site on-the-job which is conducive to learning.  Participants who successfully complete the 16 Hour OJT course will receive an official course completion certificate.

8 HOUR ANNUAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE RENEWAL
This training course must be completed annually (each calendar year) following completion of the 16 Hour OJT course.  This course is mandated for all security officers in New York State and must be completed every year.  This training program is designed to meet current training needs and refresh or update security officers concerning the changes in the security field.  The security officer must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of his or her guard license registration.

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