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Armored Car Guard


An armored car guard is an individual employed by a licensed armored car carrier to: 1) provide secured transportation; 2) protect and safeguard valuable cargo from one place to another; or 3) provide cash services for automated teller machines, all by means of bullet-resistant armored vehicles. Additionally, an armored car guard possesses or has access to a firearm. Excluded from registration are those armored car employees who may drive or accompany the armored car vehicle, but who do not carry or are not authorized to access a firearm.

Registration Requirements

The latest information and requirements for becoming a New York State-armored car guard are available on the website of the New York State Department of State at:


$50 - Initial Application

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2017, there were 744 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2017, there were 1,754 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, New York 12201-2001
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

33-9032 - Security Guards
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/7/18.

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