Security guard companies must exercise due diligence to determine the qualification of an applicant for employment as a security guard. Employers must utilize this online Security Guard Registry to search an individual’s eligibility for hire PRIOR to hiring the candidate. Further information for requirements can be found under §174.6 of Article 7-A of the General Business Law
If you require assistance using the Security Guard Registry, please call (518) 474-7569
Department of State has numerous resources for your reference including forms, fees, information on fingerprinting, etc.
New York State law requires registration and training of security guards in the state.
There are many aspects of the Security Guard application and hiring process that you need to be aware of as an employer.