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Southern Tier Security Training Academy


8- hour Pre Assigment Course

The first required course is an Eight Hour Pre-Assignment Training course. This is a general introductory course. Upon successful completion of this course the guard is issued a training certificate. This certificate must accompany the security guard's registration application when submitted to the Department of State. Once the application is submitted, the guard has 90 days to complete the second training course, which is the 16 hour On The Job Training Course. We will assist you with the New York State guard application and scheduling of your Electronic Fingerprint appointment.


16- hour On The Job (OJT)

The second required course is the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training course (OJT). This training program should be relevant to the guard's duties, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. Schools may conduct this training in an approved classroom setting or at an approved work site which is conducive to learning. In addition , Legal Rights & Limitations, Arrest procedures, Public Relations, Access Control, Communications, Report writing, Anti-Terrorism & related Topics are covered.


8- hour Annual Inservice Training

The Eight Hour Annual In-Service Training Course must be completed each calendar year. 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. The 8 Hour Annual in service training is intended to provide security officers with updated, enhanced information on: The Role of The Security Officer, Legal Rights & Limitations, Emergency Situations, Report Writing, Terrorism, Communications, Public Relations, Access Control and Code of Ethics for Security Guards.

Becoming a Security Guard

Start your career here with Southern Tier Security Training Academy 


Pre Assigment Course

This class will provide you the basic knowledge of becoming a licensed Security Guard in NYS.  

*Fingerprinting is required to proceed to the next step.

**If you have taken this in the past, you do not have to attend a second time


16 hour On The Job

Required within 90 days of being licenesed, this class will build on the skills that you learned in the Pre Assigment course and at your work site. 

*If you have taken this in the past, you do not have to attend a second time


Annual  Inserivce Training

This course is an annual refresher on what  you learned in the prior two classes. This course has to be taken twice within the licensing period. 


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