Armored Car Guard Training Courses
Armored Car Guards are required to complete training courses recognized by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. These courses are the: 47 Hour Firearms Training Course and an 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course.
47 Hour Firearms Training Course: Armored Car Guards who carry firearms are required to complete this course before they can be licensed as an Armored Car Guard. This course includes seven hours of classroom instruction of the Use of Force (NYS Penal Law Art.35) followed by a written examination, and 40 hours on the firing range followed by weapons qualification. Upon successful completion of this course the guard is issued a training certificate that must be submitted to the Department of State along with the registration application.
8 Hour Annual Firearms Training Course: Armored Car Guard must complete this course every year which includes three hours of classroom refresher on the Use of Force followed by a written examination, and five hours of weapons qualification which includes a proficiency examination.
- If your armored car guard license is close to the expiration date and you had not received the renewal form from the state, please contact the New York State Department of State and request a renewal letter. Please note that when you have a change of address, you need to notify the state to inform them of your new address.
- If your application to become an armored car guard is denied, you can appeal the decision by sending a request for a Formal Administrative Hearing. Please see our sample letter.
Firearms Course Requirements
Armored Car Guard Application Processing
Formal Administrative Hearing Request Sample Letter