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Security Officer Training

Security With Results

APS Firearms Training is given by Current and Retired Law Enforcement Experts. We offer several courses for valid NYS Pistol permit holders and Non-Pistol permit holders (4 Hour Safety Course): Refuse to be a Victim, One on One Basic Pistol Course -for the novice shooter, Multi-State Non-Resident Pistol Permit Courses. Call or Email for course dates and seat availability

47 Hour Firearms Training Course:

-For Armed Security Guards

The first step in obtaining a special Armed guard Registration card from NYS Dept. of State. To attend the course students must have a Valid NYS Pistol Permit pursuant to the NY penal section 400.00 and a valid NYS Security Guard Registration Card.


Students must have a duty type weapon, holster and magazines if carrying a semi-auto. To successfully complete course, students must pass a written exam regarding article 35 and qualify at a range with a handgun


Course Breakdown:

-7 hours of NYS Penal Law Article 35-Justification in the Use of Force

-40 hours of range instruction and qualification


8 Hour Annual Firearms Course:

​-For Armed Security Guards

​Must be completed within 12 calendar months from the completion of the 47 hour Firearms Training Course and annually thereafter. To attend the course students must have a Valid NYS Pistol Permit pursuant to the NY penal section 400.00 and a valid NYS Security Guard Registration Card.


Course Breakdown:

​-3 hours of NYS Penal Law Article 35-Justification in the Use of Force

​-5 hours of Range Instruction and Qualification

​-Successful completion of a written exam on Article 35 and Range Qualification with a handgun

NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services is responsible for the registration of all Security Guards. All questions concerning registration must be directed to 518-474-7569.


8 Hour Pre-Assignment Course:

The first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the NYS Department of State. This course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of the course


Topics Covered:

The Role of the Security Guard

Legal Powers and Limits

Emergency Situations

Communications and Public Relations

Access Control

Ethics & Conduct


16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course:

This course must be completed within 90 days of employment as a Security Guard. The course provides student with detailed information for duties and responsibilities expected from them.

Topics Covered:
The Role of the Security Guard
Legal Powers and Limits
Emergency Situations
Communications and Public Relations
Access Control
Ethics & Conduct

Incident Command System and Terrorism


8 Hour Annual In-Service Course:

​Must be completed  within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 hour OJT and annually thereafter. The course is designed to provide students with updated and enhanced information on duties and responsibilities in Security.