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Security Guard Instructor


To provide instruction in security guard training courses mandated by General Business Law section 89-n

Certification Requirements:

Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York (9 NYCRR), Part 6029.

§6029.3 Minimum requirements for security guard instructor certification.

Each applicant requesting security guard instructor certification shall:
(a) possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; and
(b) satisfy minimum qualification criteria relating to education, teaching experience, formal training, and security experience as determined by the commissioner.

§6029.6 Term and renewal of certifications.
(a) A certification granted by the commissioner in accordance with this Part shall be valid for a term of five (5) years from the date of issuance unless revoked by the commissioner pursuant to this Part prior to its expiration.
(b) A certification granted by the commissioner in accordance with this Part may be renewed by the instructor if he or she demonstrates continued technical competence in accordance with criteria established by the commissioner.

§6029.5 Requirements for armed security guard instructor certification.
All armed security guard instructors must be qualified based upon:
(a) having a minimum of three years experience as a police officer, peace officer or security guard or security guard supervisor or manager. The requirements relating to experience shall be satisfied by an individual who has carried a firearm in the course of his or her official duties and has done so for the prescribed period of time. Individuals who are not otherwise exempted from the licensing requirements of the Penal Law shall possess the requisite license in accordance with section 400.00 of the Penal Law; and
(b) successful completion of a Firearms Instructor Course as prescribed by the commissioner.

All armed security guard instructors shall provide any other additional information as determined by the commissioner to be relevant to establishing the competence of an armed security guard instructor.

Age Requirements:


Education Requirements:

High School

Experience Requirements:

Firearms instructor must have a minimum of three years experience carrying a firearm in performance of his/her official duties.

Examination Requirements:


Fees: (as of June 1, 2010)

A non-refundable fee of $500 must be submitted with the Security Guard Instructor Application.

Certification Authority:

Executive Law 841b, General Business Law section 89-n and NYCRR 6029
Division of Criminal Justice Services
4 Tower Place
Albany, New York 12203-3764
Phone: (518) 457-5837

Standard Occupational Classification:

33-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
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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 12/08/14.

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