16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards
Knight Training Institute (KTI) offers a variety of security officer training classes for candidates interested in pursuing a career in protection. In order to become a security guard in New York State, you must first complete the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards. The next step is to take the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards within 90 days of employment as a security guard.
The security industry offers many job opportunities and trained security guards are always in high demand. If you’ve been a bouncer, are a retired fireman, police officer, or are looking for a new career with growth opportunities, security guard training is an excellent choice.
The 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course provides students with more specific details on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard than the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course. Topics related to your job that are covered in the course include:
- Role of the security guard
- Legal powers and limitations
- Emergency situations
- Communications and public relations
- Access control
- Ethics and conduct
- Overview of the incident
- Command system
- Terrorism related topics
All courses are available either online via Zoom or in-person, please make sure you select the type you which to attend. Students must attend both days of the 16 Hour Course. An examination will be given on the second day and a minimum passing score of 70% is required to become certified. KTI will provide a certificate of completion of security officer training to all students with a passing score.
KTI also offers the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards, which guards must complete every year. For security guards interested in celebrity and executive protection, KTI also offers the Celebrity & Executive Protection Training Course, created by our founder Ed Troiano.
New York State law requires registration and training of security guards in the state. KTI is a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services approved security guard training school.