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Guardian Security Training: For Veterans, by Veterans

Veteran Support Services and Information from Guardian Security Training

We are a veteran-owned facility, with a mission to support and honor those who have served. Guardian Security Training are the only security guard training facility on Long Island to offer US military veteran discounts* and assistance in applying for waivers to New York State for certain required courses to become an unarmed or armed security guard.

*Subject to availability. Discounted pricing is not available for all courses and/or class sessions. Students who register under the veteran’s price tier must submit proof for eligibility.

Veterans Security Guard Training Waiver Eligibility

As of 2016, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services has determined that completion of certain levels of training in the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy branches, will be credited toward the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course, the 16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course, and the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course. (for armed guards)

Use the questionnaire below to determine your eligibility:

 

I am a veteran from the following military branch:

U.S. Army

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Air Force

I completed at least one of the following courses or levels in the U.S. Army:

Indirect Fire Infantryman
(MOS 11C)
 
 
Resettlement Specialist (AKA Corrections Specialist)
(MOS 31E)
 
CID Special Agent
(MOS 31D)
 
 
Combat Engineer
(MOS 21B/12B)
 
 
Military Police Course
(MOS 95B, (in conjunction with MP) 31A, 31B)
 
Infantryman Course
(MOS 11B)
 
 
Small Arms Master Gunner Course
(SAMGC)
 
I did not complete any
of the training listed
 
 

I completed at least one of the following courses or levels in

the U.S. Marines Corps:

Military Police Course
(MOS 5811, 5803, 5800)
 
I did not complete
the training listed
 
Military Police Course
(MOS 5811, 5803, 5800)
 
I did not complete
the training listed
 

I completed at least one of the following courses or levels in the U.S. Air Force:

Security Specialist Course
(MOS # starts with 3P)
 
I did not complete
the training listed
 
Security Specialist Course
(MOS # starts with 3P)
 
I did not complete
the training listed
 

Congratulations! Based on the information you provided, you are eligible for a waiver with the

New York State Department of Labor for the following NYS security guard courses:

 

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course

16 Hour on-The-Job Training Course

47 Hour Firearms Training Course (for armed guard registration)

Congratulations! Based on the information you provided, you are eligible for a waiver with the

New York State Department of Labor for the following NYS security guard courses:

 

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course

16 Hour on-The-Job Training Course

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for a NYS security course waiver at this time.

We offer veteran discounts* for those taking the following courses:

 

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Security Training Course

16 Hour On-The-Job Security Training Course

8 Hour Annual In-Service Security Training Course

47 Hour Firearms Training Course (for armed guard registration)

*Subject to availability. Discounted pricing is not available for all courses. Students who register under the veteran’s price tier must submit proof for eligibility.

IMPORTANT WAIVER INFORMATION

In part of obtaining the waiver, the NYS Department of Labor requires that you complete the following additional courses, provided free of charge by the DOL:

The New York State Department of Labor Legal Powers and Limitations Course

FEMA IS-100.b (now IS-100.C) Online Course (Intro to Incident Command System)

 

 For Armed Guards:

If you are eligible for a waiver for the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, in addition to the above course requirements by the DOL, you must:

1. Have a New York State pistol permit

2. Complete the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course by an approved training provider, such as Guardian Security Training. You must receive a waiver for the NYSDOL Central Office in order to register for the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course. 

 

How do I submit a waiver?

 If you are on the track to become a registered armed guard and qualify for a waiver for the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, you must be issued a waiver by the NYSDOL Central Office before you can register for the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course. Submit proof of qualifying military training completion (DD-214 or military transcripts)  via email to [email protected] or mail it to:

Deputy Veterans Program Administrator
New York State Department of Labor
Building 12 Room 288
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
Albany, NY 12240-0099

Once you receive the waiver for the 8 Hour Firearms Training and complete the course, you must complete and submit the requirements in the checklist.

If you are becoming a registered unarmed guard or are not eligible for the armed guard waiver, you must submit the application packet. If you want to become a registered armed guard, but are not eligible for the 47 Hour Firearms Training waiver, you must submit your application as an unarmed guard, have a New York State pistol permitthen complete the 47 Hour Firearms Training and the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training before submitting an application to upgrade your guard registration.

The following checklist must be submitted to the New York State Department of Labor Central Office to process your waivers and submit your security guard application to the Department of State:

 

 Your Application Packet

Once your application packet is complete, you must mail it to;

Deputy Veterans Program Administrator
New York State Department of Labor
Building 12 Room 288
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
Albany, NY 12240-0099

Get a Head Start on Your Career

Stay on the right track with Guardian Security Training.

Need waiver assistance? Our veteran-owned facility offers complimentary support services in navigating the waiver application process.

Veterans Discount for Security Training

We Support Our Veterans

Guardian Security Training offers discounted pricing for the following security guard courses:

  • 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Security Training – $35
  • 16 Hour On-The-Job Security Training – $85
  • 8 Hour ANNUAL In-Service Security Training – $35
  • 47 Hour Firearms Training for Armed Guards – $650

You may be eligible for a waiver and not need to take some of these courses. See our waiver eligibility questionnaire for more information. If you are a veteran who wants to become an armed or unarmed guard and receive this discount, please fill out the form below.

Submit Proof of Eligibility for Veterans Discount

In order to receive the veterans discounted price for select NYS security guard training courses, you must submit a valid copy of your DD214 or veterans ID for us to keep on file. You can use the form below or email us [email protected] All information will be kept confidential. Note that if you have already registered for a course under the veterans price tier and failed to submit qualifying documentation, you will be billed for the difference based on the regular price, which will be due at the first scheduled class date.

Submit Proof of Eligibility for Veterans Discount
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