New York State 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course



Course Length

8 hours



Course Pricing

$35.00 per person


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Training Requirements for 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course

The 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards is a requirement for all individuals seeking employment as security guards in New York State. For additional information on security guard qualifications and the licensing process, click here.


Individuals seeking employment as Security Guards in New York State.

Course Description

This general introductory course is the initial training required for individuals seeking to obtain a Security Guard Registration Card, and ultimately become employed as security guards in NY State. This 8-hour course provides students with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, and access control.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities. To successfully complete this training and obtain a course completion certificate students must obtain a score of 70% or higher on the final exam. Upon successful completion of the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course, you will receive a certificate of completion that must accompany your registration application when submitted to the Department of State.

Make-up time is not permitted for this training course. Should the student miss any portion of the training, it is the student’s responsibility to contact TSCTA to arrange to attend another scheduled event.

Read TSCTA’s full attendance and make-up time policies here.

What you need to bring with you:

  • A picture ID (Must be either government issued or school issued)
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Payment (cash, credit card, money order ONLY)
  • No. 2 pencil and notebook
  • Offered: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Course starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm

  • No appointment needed--simply show up!

  • Conveniently located at 1891 Fulton St. in Brooklyn, next to the Ralph Ave subway stop (C Train)

  • Price:  $50.

  • Click here for directions.

Taking this course is the required “first step” to becoming a licensed security guard in New York. State.  Star Security Training’s experienced instructors are fully certified by the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services.   Learn more about the process of how to become a licensed security guard in New York state.  Click here for infographic summary.

 Training topics include:

  • The role of the security guard in protecting property and lives

  • Legal powers and limitations

  • Handling emergency situations

  • Access control procedures

  • Communications and public relations

  • Report writing

  • Ethics and conduct

  • Reviews and examination

 What you need to bring with you :

1. A picture ID (Must be either government issued or school issued)
2. Your Social Security Number
3. Payment  (cash only)
4. Notebook and pen for taking notes

 All classes start at 9 am sharp.  Check-in and registration start 30 minutes before class starts.  Please arrive no later than 8:45.

 We look forward to meeting you and jumpstarting your security guard career!


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