As of 2015, there are no places that offer free security guard training in the United States; however, there are some security guard training institutes, such as LEA in New York and Liberty Security Training Institute in New York, that provide classroom training for discounted fees.
LEA provides an eight-hour pre-assignment course and annual security training with a course fee of $25. For 16 hours of on-the-job training, courses have a fee of $50. Other training courses offered by the LEA are fireguard, handcuff and pepper spray training courses.
Liberty Security Training Institute offers the eight-hour pre-assignment training for a fee of $44. After the successful completion of this course, the student has 90 days to complete the 16-hour training course, which has a course fee of $84. The institute also offers a deluxe package that include both eight-hour and 16-hour training for $125.