Armed security guards in New York State
are required to complete specific firearms training and qualifications. In order to become an armed security guard in
the New York State, you must first hold a valid pistol permit. Without a pistol permit, you are unable to fire a handgun.
After you have obtained a pistol permit new applicants can then complete a 47 hour firearms training course. Existing
armed guards are required to take an 8-hour annual refresher course.
New York State Armed Security
Guard Training Requirements- Click Below
Question: How do I obtain a pistol permit?
You must first take a firearms safety course, Click Here.
New York State 47 Hour Armed
Security Guard Training
Price includes classroom, range instruction and certificate.
Ammunition is NOT included in fee.
The 47-hour Firearm Training Course is designed for security officers and other personnel who must
carry a weapon in the performance of their duties. The program incorporates both classroom instruction and practical range
instruction. This course covers firearm safety, marksmanship skills, buying and using equipment, cleaning of firearms, storage
of firearms, flashlight techniques, use of cover and concealment, reloading techniques, justification of the use of deadly
physical force NYS P.L. 35, and basic officer survival skills. There are two mandatory tests, one on the use of force and
the other on shooting skills. To reserve your space a $100 non refundable deposit is required.
Students are responsible for their own range fees, ammo, targets, ear and eye
protection. This is a hands-on in depth course with scenario based training. All participants must currently possess these
prerequisites: Information on how to receive the NYS Security
Guard License can be obtained by clicking here.
Call today to pre-register as seats are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served
basis. After the seats are filled future students will be placed on a waiting list for a future class.
158 North Plank Road
Newburgh NY 12550
158 North Plank Road
Newburgh NY 12550
New York State 8 Hour Annual Armed Security Guard Training -
End Of Year Special: $125
includes classroom, range instruction and certificate.
is NOT included in fee.
This course is an annual requirement to continue being registered as an armed guard in New York State.
It is offered to satisfy the requirements of the Security Guard Act. This 8 hour session is a topical review of basic procedures,
legal powers and limitations, ethics and conduct, emergency situations, access control, report writing, patrolling, and other
pertinent subjects. It is designed as both a refresher course and to update guards in developments in the security field,
this course includes three hours of classroom instruction on the Use of Force, followed by a written examination. It also
includes five hours of weapons qualification and a proficiency examination. To reserve a space a $50 non refundable
deposit is required.
Feb 25, Sunday
Class & Range: RISE Shooting Range
100 N. Middletown Road, Pearl River, NY 10965
March 18, Sunday
Master Class, 2 Stair Way, Monroe
April 22, Sunday
Class: 158 North Plank Road, Newburgh
Range: Master Class, 2 Stair Way, Monroe
1. Duty Handgun -
A duty-type handgun, 9mm or larger semi-automatic or 38cal revolver/ 4" barrel.
2. Magazines or Speedloader - If using a semi-automatic
pistol, bring a minimum of 3 magazines, If using a revolver, bring a minimum of 2 speed loaders.
3. Holster, Belt, and Ammunition Carrier Pouches - The holster must be strong-side directional draw,
equipped with a handgun retention device and securely fastened to the gun belt. It is recommended that speedloaders and/or
magazine pouches should also be equipped with a retention device.
4. Eye Protection,
Ear Protection, and Baseball Style Cap - Safety glasses must be of the wrap around type or employ side panels. If
wearing prescription glasses, they must be covered with safety glasses unless they meet the above requirements. Ear plugs
or ear muffs (preferred), and a baseball cap with bill to deflect ejected brass must also be worn. NOTE: Students will NOT
be allowed on the range without wraparound or side-panel safety glasses.
Clothing - Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises. NOTE: Shorts are NOT
appropriate range clothing.
6. Duty Flashlight - hand-held, duty-type
flashlight capable of one-handed operation.
7. Note-Taking Material -
Pen, pencil, and paper to take notes with in the classroom and on the range. A jumbo permanent marker for use on the range.
8. Cleaning Equipment - Appropriate cleaning equipment for the firearm being
utilized at the school.
9. Optional Knee and Elbow Pads - Knee
and elbow pads are for kneeling and prone position shooting. Cover garment for concealed carry range exercises.
10. 47 Hour Armed Course: 400 rounds of duty or training handgun ammunition.
8 Hour Armed Course: 100 rounds of duty or training
11. Shotgun Shells: 25 Rounds of 12 gauge target
To Register Call 845-656-0419 Or
Complete Form Below
Please read the policy page prior to enrolling in any of our courses: click here
To change your
status from an unarmed security guard to an armed security guard, you must submit this form (Click Here) along with a certificate showing completion of a 47-hour firearms course.
• You must return your current security guard ID card.
armed security guards must complete an 8-hour annual firearms course. This course must be completed within one calendar
year of completion of the 47-hour firearms course, and every year