Security Guard

HOW TO GET A SECURITY GUARD CARD IN CALIFORNIA

  1. Sign up and take our online 8 hour BSIS certified Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The online course consists reading, watching videos, and taking an exam at the end. Videos are in Flash format (if you can watch YouTube videos you will be able to see ours). Cost $59. Sign up
  2. Get fingerprints done at a Live Scan location. Click here for Live Scan Form. Live Scan locations.
  3. Submit your online application to BSIS. Click here to submit your application online.

HOW TO GET A SECURITY GUARD CARD IN CALIFORNIA WITH A FIREARM PERMIT

  1. Sign up and take our online 8 hour BSIS certified Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The online course consists reading, watching videos, and taking an exam at the end. Videos are in Flash format (if you can watch YouTube videos you will be able to see ours). Cost $59. Sign up
  2. Sign up and take our 2 day Exposed Firearm Permit course. Cost $195. Sign up. See Schedule for next class date. We do not rent or provide firearms.
  3. Get fingerprints done at a live-scan location after you have taken the Exposed Firearms Class. Live-scan form will be provided in the class. Live Scan locations.
  4. Send in applications for both guard card and firearm permit to BSIS. Application forms will be provided in the class.
  5. Effective July 1, 2018, a BSIS security guard registrant seeking an initial BSIS firearms permit must complete an assessment for the purposes of determining whether he/she possesses, at the time of the assessment, appropriate judgment, restraint, and self-control to carry a firearm while on duty (Business and Professions Code Sections 7583.23 and 7583.47).The specific assessment is the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16pf), which is a personality test widely used in various settings including employers of protective services personnel (e.g., police officers, firefighters and security guards), with scoring standards designed for the attributes specified in BPC Section 7583.47: appropriate judgment, restraint and self-control. In addition, the bureau secured PSI Services LLC (PSI) to administer the 16pf assessment. PSI is an industry leader in administering licensing, credentialing and public safety tests and has 23 testing centers located throughout California where individuals can take the assessment. The fee to take the assessment is $60.00 and must be paid as part of the assessment appointment scheduling process.

To Sign up for the Guard Card Course click here

To Sing up for the Exposed Firearms Permit (Initial or Requalification) click here