FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are committed to empowering you by building confidence and discipline in a no nonsense environment that fosters the joy of learning. If you have a question that is not addressed here, feel free to text or call us at (347) 989-7925 or fill out our Contact Form.
Is this a New York State approved school?
Yes, S&S Security Training and Services is a certified and approved school. You can find us on the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services Security Guard Program List of Approved Schools (page 3).
Which classes can I take online?
New York State Division of Licensing has approved S&S Security Training to do online classes for ALL of the NYS security courses. This includes the 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, the 16-Hour On-The-Job-Training and the 8-Hour Annual.
Please be careful who you choose to do online security training with as this NYS approval has not been given to all security training schools.
What are the requirements to get a Security License?
In order to get your license, you need to be 18 years or older, have a valid social security number and a NY State ID.
You must also take two NY State DCJS mandated classes, the 8-hour PreAssignment class, and the 16-hour On-The-Job training class. Then you must have your fingerprints taken, and finally submit your application to the state.
Can I get a Security License if I have a felony record?
If you have a felony, and have completed your probation, you may still be able to receive a license if you submit the proper paperwork to the state. Please call or text us at (347) 989 - 7925 for more information.
How do I get a Voucher?
We are an approved Training Provider for the Workforce 1 and ACCES-VR vouchers. You can find us on their website. Ask your case manager if you are eligible for their voucher program, or stop in at a Workforce 1 Center near you. For ACCES-VR offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, click the name of the borough you want.
How do I get my fingerprints?
To get your fingerprints (including background check) you must make an appointment through IdentoGO by IDEMIA. You can call them at 877-472-6915 or visit their website, www.identogo.com. You must use IdentoGo for your fingerprints. A copy of you fingerprinting receipt is required by NY State as an attachment when submitting your security license application.
Do you have evening classes?
We offer evening classes online via Zoom on Wednesday - Friday from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am only for the 8-Hour
Pre-Assignment. Please call or text us at (347) 989 - 7925 for more information.
How do I find out if my application has been approved?
You can check your license status on the NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services website by clicking this link to see if your license is in the system, before you receive your actual license.
Can I start working before I get my Security License?
You DO need a license in order to work as a security guard. However, one of the companies we work with for job placement assistance will consider you with just your S&S Security Training certificates, because they know the quality of our training. IF THEY DECIDE TO HIRE YOU, they will sponsor your fingerprint fee and application fee, and they will take it out of your paycheck.