8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards

Once you have received a security guard license, New York State requires all security guards to take the 8 Hour Annual Security Course within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards. The 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards must be taken annually thereafter.

Knight Training Institute (KTI) offers the 8 Hour Annual Security Course which is structured to review basic information from your initial training, and provide students with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. KTI prides itself on staying on top of the latest security trends and needs to meet all requirements of New York State.

Topics covered in the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards 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 Annual Security Course. An examination will be given on the same day and a minimum passing score of 70% is required. KTI will provide a certificate of completion to all students with a passing score.

For candidates interested in becoming a security guard, KTI also offers the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards. For security guards interested in celebrity and executive protection, we offer the Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course, created by our founder Ed Troiano.

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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