8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course

The Eight Hour Annual (Unarmed) In-Service Training Course is the REQUIRED course for maintain your security guard license in New York State. 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.

Upon successful completion of this course, the officer is issued a training certificate. Your attendance of the course will be reported to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services who notified the the licensing authority for the state, New York State Division of Licensing Services.

Pre-requisites to Attending

  • You must be 16 years of age or older. *Please note: to become licensed within New York State as a Security Guard, you must be 18 years of age.
  • Students must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.

Course Instruction

Students will be presented with information related to each subject listed. Upon seven hours of class time, each student will be provided a one-hour review and examination of 10 questions – a score of 70% or better is required for certification.

Course Subjects:

  • Role of a Security Guard
  • Legal Powers and Limitations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Access Control
  • Ethics and Conduct
  • Exam Review – 10 Questions, Multiple Choice – True & False

Course includes:

  • Handouts (Used During Class)
  • Frame Worthy Certificate Upon Successful Completion
  • At the time of registration you may register for the 8 Course for additional discounts – please visit the registration page for more information.

What You Must Bring

  • Note Pad
  • Black Pen and/or Pencil
  • Photo ID
  • Beverage and/or Snack-Lunch

Why Should I Attend?

  • Enhance your ability to work within a security position within New York State;
  • Meet requirements of New York State Law;
  • Have a minimum understanding of operational procedures and laws that affects the Security Officer;
  • Reduce liability exposure by knowing, following and the state requirements for Security Officers

Target Audience

  • Individuals performing the functions of a Security Officer within New York State  who requires certification, including Executive Protection.
  • Persons in the position of managing security personnel within the entities chain of command;
  • Receptionist and others whose position may border or step in to security, i.e. camera monitoring, emergency response

Course Fees and Registration

Discounts are available for multiple individuals from the same agency. If you are an employer of security professionals and would like to arrange for an “on-site” class or discounted classes for multiple attendees, please contact us.

All pricing includes required classroom materials and does not include transportation, meals or lodging.


Registration: Is available on-line with an emailed receipt by credit card, or you may complete and print the mailed Registration Form with a Postal Money Order: