8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

The first step in becoming a New York State security guard is to complete the 8 Hour Security Course (Pre-Assignment) prior to applying to the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card.

If you are physically fit, a good communicator, and have passed a background check with no serious convictions or felonies, there are many job opportunities you can pursue in the security industry. This 8 Hour Security Course is where it all begins. For those who want to pursue a career as a security professional, Knight Training Institute (KTI) offers continuing security guard training classes under the direction of Ed Troiano, our founder and security expert.

The 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards provides students with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered in the 8 Hour Security Course include:

  • Role of the security guard
  • Legal powers and limitations
  • Emergency situations
  • Communications and public relations
  • Access control
  • Ethics and conduct

Students must attend the entire 8 Hour Security Course. An examination will be given on the same day and a minimum passing score of 70% is required to become a New York State certified security guard. KTI will provide a certificate of completion to all students with a passing score.

The 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards course must be followed by the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards within 90 days of initial employment as a security guard. KTI offers the 16 Hour Course, in addition to the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards, which guards must complete every year. For security guards interested in celebrity and executive protection, KTI also offers the Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course.

New York State law requires registration and training of security guards in the state. KTI is a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services approved security guard training school.

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