How do I get a security guard license in New York??
This course is required as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State. The 16 hour security guard training course must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard.
How do I check the status of my DCJS security services application??
Welcome to the DCJS Security Services Application Status page. You may use this system to check on the status of applications submitted within the last 12 months.
How long is a NYS security guard license good for??
A New York state security guard license is valid for two years after it was issued. To maintain your license, you'll need to complete annual training requirements, submit your renewal application and pay the required fee. Renewal Form.
Who regulates security guards in New York State??
The DCJS Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for mandated security training and approves security guard training schools. The New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the registration of all security guards.