New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Training Catalog

Please refer to individual class announcements for discounted course rates. The rates provided are the full course rates that may be offered at a discounted price.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards – $750.00

This is a basic course which fulfills all the New York State Armed Guard Mandatory 47 hour Firearms Training as required by the NYS Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), when fully completed. All NYS basic requirements are taught, first in the classroom, then on the range (for those with NYS/NYC Pistol Permits). This course is an excellent introduction to firearms for the first time shooter. Classroom instruction includes firearm safety for revolvers, semi-autos, and long arms, basic fundamentals, nomenclature, use of physical force/deadly force, and a written test. Range sessions include basic shooting exercises, advanced accuracy exercises, barricades, dim light shooting, reloading, and a proficiency test. A NYS approved certificate is issued upon successful completion of the 47hr course.

8 Hour Annual Firearms Course– $150.00

This course is designed by the NY State Division of Criminal Justice, Security Guard Program. Armed Guards must complete this course annually. It includes 3 hours of classroom refresher on the Use of Force followed by a written examination, and 5 hours of weapons qualification which includes a proficiency examination.

  • Two examinations are required for successful completion of the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course for Armed Security Guards.
    • Students must pass the written Use of Force/Deadly Physical Force Examination.
    • Fire one qualifying course of fire with either a duty type semi-automatic pistol or duty type revolver.
    • Students currently employed as armed security guards must train and qualify with the handgun(s) they are authorized to carry in the performance of their duties utilizing service/duty ammunition

8 hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards – $75.00 

This is an 8 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the New York State Department of State.  The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.  Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.  The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course for Security Guards – $140.00

This is a 16 hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard.  The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities a security guard.  Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism.  The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards – $75.00

This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, and annually thereafter.  The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.  Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

Refund Policy

Students will receive a 100% refund prior to the start of instruction.

Courses divided between two days, student will receive a 50% refund if requested before start of second day.

Courses divided into four sessions, the refund schedule shall be 75%, 50%, and 25%.

47 hour firearms course:  Student will be entitled to an 85% refund if the cancellation occurs after the initial deadly physical force training begins, but before instruction begins for the firearms handling, safety, proficiency, and qualification component of the course.  No refund is owed if the student cancels after the above cited firearms handling component instruction has begun.

NEA Training Center will not assess any non-refundable fees or deposits.

Refund Procedure

To request and receive a refund, the student must make a request in writing to info@peeler-group.comor by writing to NEA Training Center, PO Box 1095, Fonda, New York 12068. In the subject line we ask that you indicate “NY DCJS Course Refund Request”. Provide the course name, date of the course, reason for cancellation, the address for the refund to be mailed to and a contact number. We will review your request and mail you a refund check.

Attendance Policy

100% attendance is required for all courses however we recognize that instances may arise when a student may not be able to attend class due to illness, family emergency, child care, or any other reasonable cause.  In these instances we require a telephonic or email notification of absence from class. We will allow the student to make up hours during the next available course.  Students that are a no call no show may be excluded from making up hours, however they may appeal to the training school Director. Make up training will be granted on a case by case basis.  We reserve the right to reject any application for admission, or to terminate a student for reasons of safety, attendance, conduct or not conforming to the rules and regulations of the school and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Complaint Policy

All Complaints will be reviewed by the training school Director. We will make every effort possible to resolve matters in a fair and equitable manner.  Please direct any complaints to “School Director” at info@peeler-group.com, you may also write Bill Peeler C/O NEA Training Center, PO Box 1095, Fonda, New York 12068. Complaints must be placed in writing to the School Director. We recommend that you send an email if your matter is urgent. A student may also contact the Division of Criminal Justice Services at (518) 457-2667.