City Safe Partners Security School

Obtain or renew your NYS Security Guard license the City Safe way!

We are licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and offer in person or online training to suit your schedule.

Are you interested in becoming a Security Guard?


To become a Security Guard in NY state, you must first obtain a license. Here are the requirements:


  • Submit a completed application and pay the required fee to the Department of State.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Provide proof of fingerprint completion.
  • Have no serious criminal convictions.
  • Possess a current NYS photo driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
  • Complete mandatory training:
  • 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course before registration.
  • 16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course within 90 days.



  • Experienced Trainers: Certified by NYS DCJS, with backgrounds in law enforcement and security.
  • Support Every Step: We’re committed to providing exceptional customer service and professionalism throughout your training journey.
  • DCJS Approved Certificate: Upon completion, all candidates receive a recognized certificate endorsed by DCJS.

Our offerings:


  • 8-hour pre-assignment training: Required by New York State in order to meet the license requirements and obtain a security guard
  • 16-hour on-the-job training: Must be taken 90 days after starting work as a security guard.
  • 8-hour annual in-service training: Required to keep your NYS Security license in good standing.

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training

A general introductory course. You must complete this course and submit a copy of the certificate issued to you with your security guard application.

The 8-hour course provides students with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard in New York. Topics covered in this class include:

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

16 Hour On-The-Job Training (OJT)

A course relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment as a security guard. Topics  covered in the 16 hour security class 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
  • Terrorism

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training

This training must be completed each calendar year following completion of the 16 Hour OJT course. This program is designed to meet current training needs and refresh or update guards in changes in the security field. The guard must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of his or her guard registration.

Your registration is issued for two years, therefore, you must complete two 8 Hour Annual In-Service training courses within your registration effective and expiration dates to be eligible for renewal.

Topics covered in the 8 hour security class include:

  • Role of the Security Guard
  • Legal Powers and Limitations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Access Control
  • Report Writing
  • Ethics and Conduct
  • Active Shooter Scenarios

Contact us today to unlock your new career opportunities!