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Security Guard Training


Security Guard - 8 Hour Pre-Assignment

7987 - GST BOCES is an approved site to offer the following Security Guard Training Courses as required by NYG General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n. 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course.
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.

Please note: The 16-hour on-the-job training course and the 8-hour annual in-service training courses for security guards are also available upon request. These descriptions and refund policies can be seen by visiting our Website at
REFUND POLICY per 9 NYCRR Part 6028.7: (differs from GST BOCES policy. Students are entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of any instruction. If an 8 hour course is divided between two 4 hour days, student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels after the start of instruction, but before start of second 4 hour block.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: 100% attendance required.
COMPLAINT PROCEDURE: Please contact Timothy J. Driscoll, Administrator of Adult Education at 607-739-7905 or NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services: 518-457-2667.
Once you have completed your 8 Hour Pre-assignment course please visit the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services to take the next steps in becoming a licensed security guard.