Firearms Tactics and Training, Inc.
Law Enforcement and Security
Consultation and Training


New York State Armed Security Guard and
Armored Car Guard Courses



Mandated Armed Security Guard Training Courses

Training for security guards was mandated by the Security Guard Act of 1992. The Act requires that all security guards complete three training courses. 

Armed guards are required to complete two additional training courses. All courses must be conducted at approved training schools, by certified instructors. 

  • Guards who carry firearms are required to complete a NYS 47 Hour Firearms course before they can be licensed as an armed security guard. This course includes seven hours of classroom instruction in the Use of Force (NYS Penal Law Art. 35) followed by a written examination, and 40 hours of firearms training followed by weapons qualification.  Upon successful completion of this course the guard is issued a training certificate. This certificate must accompany the security guard's registration application when submitted to the Department of State. 
  • Armed guards must also complete an Eight Hour Annual Firearms Training course which includes three hours of classroom refresher on the Use of Force followed by a written examination, and five hours of firearms training followed by weapons qualification. The guard must complete this course as a prerequisite for renewal of his or her armed guard registration.

We also offer the specific courses required by retired Police Officers and Peace Officers to obtain their Security Guard or Armed Security Guard Licenses. 

Students must have a valid New York State or New York City Pistol License prior to taking any of the armed guard courses.  Please contact your local Police Department regarding how to apply for a pistol license.

Our School offers all of these courses.  Please call us at 516-521-9055 for tuitions and course dates.