Security Guard & Armed Guard License

New York State law dictates that all Security Guard’s must go through an application process and a background fingerprint check before he/she is issued a New York State Security Guard’s License. To obtain your Security Guard License you must complete these steps:

 

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE 8 HOUR PRE-ASSIGNMENT TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY GUARDS:

 

STEP 2: YOU MUST BE FINGERPRINTED FOR THE APPLICATION:

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS: Applicants have access to electronic fingerprinting through IdentoGo by MorphoTrust USA.

Electronic Fingerprinting Procedure:
Schedule Appointment: Applicants may schedule appointments with IdentoGo by MorphoTrust USA. To schedule an appointment at a location near you, visit their website at www.identogo.com or call 877-472-6915. For scheduling purposes, you must utilize the required Service Code 1545R1.

Proof of electronic fingerprint completion: Upon completion of the fingerprint process, the vendor will provide you with two receipts as proof of fingerprint completion. Include one receipt with the completed application.

Please Note: Fingerprint receipts are valid for 5 months from the date of fingerprinting. Please submit original application within 5 months from the date of fingerprinting. Failure to submit your application within this time period will require you to complete the fingerprint process again.
Fingerprint fees: All fees for fingerprinting are payable to MorphoTrust USA.

Total Amount to Submit: $101.75.

 

STEP 3: SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR US TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE APPLICATION:

Gold Shield Training Center offers assistance with completing the application for a fee of $20.00. You must schedule an appointment by contacting 914-667-7449. (Walk-ins will not be processed) You MUST have all of the following items with you to be processed.

  • New York State Driver’s License or New York State ID Card
  • Bank or Postal Money Order for $36.00 payable to NYS Dept of State
  • Fingerprint Receipt from MorphoTrust USA
  • 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course Certificate
  • Cash or Money Order for $20.00 payable to Gold Shield Training Center
  • Certificate of Disposition(s) (if you were ever arrested)
  • Retired Law Enforcement Personnel must also have your Retired Law Enforcement ID, Good Guy Letter, and the Police Academy Certificate.
  • If applying for an Armed Guard License then you must also have a copy of the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course and the 16 Hour On the Job Training Course.  You must also attach a copy of the Back and Front of your Pistol License.

Once the application is completed, you will mail out the application to the NYS Department of State and your Security / Armed Security Guard License will be mailed directly to your mailing address.

Once you have obtained your Security Guard License, an 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course must be completed each year OR once you have obtained your Armed Security Guard License, an 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course AND an 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course must be completed each year. If you are Retired Law Enforcement, you are waived from the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for the first 10 years of retirement.

*Certificate of Disposition is a document you receive explaining the outcome of an arrest. If you had two arrests, you should have two Certificates of Dispositions. You can obtain a copy of your Certificate of Disposition from the courthouse of the jurisdiction you were arrested in. (For example: If you were arrested in Mount Vernon, NY then you would need to obtain a copy from the City of Mount Vernon Courthouse.)

If you wish to complete the application without our assistance, you can obtain the application on the state’s web site: http://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/licensing/1206-f-l-a.pdf