In accordance with the Security Guard Act of 1992 ("the Act") security guard training schools in New York state must be approved and licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The Act also requires that security guard instructors be certified. The schools must provide training that consists of an eight-hour pre-certification course and a 16-hour in-service training course to be completed within 90 days of employment of a security guard. In addition, armed security guards must complete a 47-hour firearms training course. Both armed and unarmed security guards must complete an annual eight-hour in-service training course.

Blackhawk Security School

This New York state approved security guard training school is in the New York City borough of the Bronx. With the lowest price in New York, the school offers the eight-hour pre-certification, 16-hour in-service training and fireguard preparation certification, all for only $99. In addition to being certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the National Rifle Association, the school director is a former sergeant of the U.S. Army and a retired law enforcement officer.

Blackhawk Security School 2650 Morris Avenue, 3rd Floor Bronx, NY 10468 718-684-8943 718-618-7560 718-877-6040 blackhawksecurityschool.com

Alante Security Group, Inc.

This New York state approved security guard training school is in the village of Westbury, in Nassau County. It has been in business since 1992 and offers the required training for certification of unarmed and armed security guards. The staff consists of former law enforcement officers. In addition to training security guards, Alante provides security personnel to various federal agencies and city educational institutions. The on-site continuous training complements the individual needs of Alante's clients.

Alante Security Group, Inc. 522 Grand Boulevard Westbury, NY 11590 516-997-8118 Fax: 516-997-8855 alantesecurity.com

Gold Shield Training Center

This New York state approved security guard training school is in the Mount Vernon community of Westchester County. In addition to the New York state-mandated security guard training courses, the school offers specialized training courses in firearms safety, first aid, CPR, self-defense and explosive device management. The school operates in partnership with a private security service, a private shooting range and a federally licensed gun shop.

Gold Shield Training Center 4 South Sixth Avenue Mount Vernon,, NY 10550 877-872-4684 Fax: 914-667-7066 goldshieldtraining.com

Firearms Tactics and Training, Inc.

This New York State approved security guard training school is on Long Island in Suffolk County, New York. In addition to security guard training courses, the school offers a variety of firearms courses. Taser, CPR and first aid courses are offered as well. Group rates are available for security guard training courses.

Firearms Tactics and Training, Inc. Law Enforcement and Security Training School 516-521-9055 firearmstactics.com