In addition to the functions, powers and duties otherwise provided by this section and article seven-A of the general business law, the commissioner shall, upon the recommendation and with the general advice of the council:

Terms Used In N.Y. Executive Law 841-C

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.

1. prescribe minimum requirements for the eight hours of pre-assignment training; the on-the-job training program to be completed within ninety working days following employment as a security guard; the forty-seven hours of firearms training for a special armed guard registration card; the eight hour annual in-service training course; and the eight hour in-service training course for armed security guards;

2. approve and certify security guard training schools, programs and courses which meet or exceed the minimum requirements prescribed pursuant to subdivision one of this section and issue certificates of approval to such schools, and revoke such approval or certificate provided, however, that the commissioner may permit any such school, program or course in existence on the effective date of this section, to remain in effect for a period of one year following the effective date;

3. certify, as qualified, instructors of security guards and issue appropriate certificates to such instructors;

4. certify security guards or applicants who have satisfactorily completed basic training programs and issue appropriate certificates to such security guards or applicants;

5. cause studies and surveys to be made relating to the establishment, operation and approval of security guard training schools and training programs;

6. consult with and cooperate with approved security guard training schools and programs for the development of advanced in-service training programs for security guards and issue appropriate certificates to security guards, attesting to their satisfactory completion of such advanced training programs;

7. consult with and cooperate with universities, colleges and institutes in the state for the development of specialized courses of study for security guards;

8. consult with and cooperate with other departments and agencies of the state concerned with security guard training;

9. consult with, cooperate with and provide technical assistance to the council and to the department of state on matters concerning security guards;

10. report to the council at each regular meeting of the council and at other such times as may be appropriate;

11. waive the training requirements as specified in article seven-A of the general business law with respect to applicants employed by a security guard company, if the security guard applicant provides appropriate documentation to demonstrate that he or she was or is subject to training requirements which meet or exceed the requirements established pursuant to such article;

12. waive the training requirements as specified in article seven-A of the general business law with respect to applicants employed by a security guard company on a proprietary basis for its own use when such company presents adequate documentation that such training is not directly relevant to the applicant’s job responsibilities and such applicant does not, in the course of their employment duties:

(a) wear a uniform or other readily apparent indicia of authority; or

(b) as a requisite of employment, carry a gun, and

(c) have interactions with the public or expend a majority of the time spent in their employment duties in contract with the public; and

13. in consultation with the council, adopt and promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section and sections eight hundred forty-one-a and eight hundred forty-one-b of this Article -A of the general business law.