• Security Guard Training

  • BSIS Security Certification

    Firearms-Initial Exposed Permit Certification          $175.00

    This course is endorsed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and meets the mandatory requirements for the state firearms permit.  This course consists of 14 hours of training; 8 hours of class room instruction and 6 hours of range qualification.

    Course of study:

    • Legal and moral responsibilities
    • Firearms nomenclature
    • Weapons handling
    • Safety
    • Maintenance
    • Fundamentals of shooting
    • Mindset and situational awareness
    • Emergency procedures
    • Firearms qualification

    Prior to attending this course you must provide proof of legal residence and proof of authorization to work in the United States, Posses a valid driver’s license or photo ID issued by a US government agency, and have no criminal convictions.  Upon satisfactory completion of the written test and firearms qualification, you will need to submit an application to the BSIS.

     

    Student required equipment:

    • Eye and ear protection
    • Firearms
    • Holster and belt
    • Ammunition (100 rounds for primary caliber, 50 rounds per additional caliber)
    • 2 magazines or 2 speed loader per weapon

     

    Firearms Re- Qualification Fee:   $40.00 Primary Weapon;   $20.00 per additional Weapons

    Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance.  Applicants must re-qualify four times during the life of the permit: twice during the first year after the date of issuance, and twice during the second year.  Re-qualifications must be at least four months apart.  The application for renewal should be submitted to BSIS 60 days before the firearms permit expires.

    California Guard Card-Powers to Arrest Certification   $55.00

    This course is endorsed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and meets the mandatory requirements for the California Guard Card.  The course consists of 8 hours of classroom training.

    Powers to Arrest-4 hours

    • Overview of powers to arrest by a security guard
    • Arrest terminology and discussion on the implications
    • Escalation and de-escalation techniques in the use of force
    • Restraint techniques and implications
    • Criminal and civil liability
    • Responsibilities
    • Mindset and situational awareness
    • Observation and report writing
    • Relationship with local police

     

    Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness-4 hours

    • The role of a security officer
    • The nature of terrorism
    • Weapons of mass destruction
    • Coordinating and sharing of critical information
    • Proper reaction
    • Interacting with the police

    Firearms Initial Exposed Permit Fees paid to the State

    • $20.00 Live scan (may vary at each live scan location)
    • $17.00 FBI Background Check
    • $32.00 DOJ Background Check
    • $38.00 DOJ Firearms Eligibility Application
    • $80.00 BSIS Exposed Firearms Permit Application Fee
    • Total $187.00

     

    Firearms Renewal Fee paid to the State $98.00

    BSIS Firearm permit expires two years from the date of issuance.  The law requires the applicant to re-qualify four times during the life of the permit; twice during the first year after the date of issuance and twice during the second year following issuance.  Re-qualifications must be at least four months apart.  The applicant must submit the application for renewal to BSIS, within 60 days before the expiration date.  Per BSIS regulations, if you allow your permit to expire, you must apply for a new one.

     

    California Guard Card-Powers to Arrest Certification Fees paid to the State

    • $50.00 Security Guard Application Fee
    • $1.00 Online Convenience Fee
    • $20.00 Live scan Fee (may vary at each live scan location)
    • $32.00 DOJ Background Check
    • $17.00 FBI Background Check
    • Total $120.00

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    Mission Statement

    Since security training programs are often a stepping stone into a law enforcement career, it is the goal of our company to provide comprehensive, in-depth, professional training to individuals at the beginning level of their careers.

    Additionally it is our goal to provide a thorough, hands-on firearm instruction course that will both develop and enhance the skill and knowledge of individuals at all levels of public safety.

    Security Officer/Guard requirements

    A security officer must have in his/her possession a valid security guard registration or a screen print of the Bureau’s approval from the Bureau’s website at www.bsis.ca.gov, along with a valid photo identification, before working as a security officer.

    Security officers are employed by a licensed private patrol operator to protect persons or property and prevent theft.  To be eligible to apply for a security officer registration, you must:

    • Be at least 18 years
    • Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Complete a 40-hour course of required training.  The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by a Bureau certified firearm training facility.

    40 Hour Security Guard Training Requirement

    Date of Completion Training Hours Needed
    Prior to Submitting an Application or being Assigned to a Post 8 Hours
    Training Required within the First 30 Days of Employment 16 Hours
    Training Required within the First Six  Months of Employment 16 Hours
    Total Hours 40 Hours

     

    Note:

    Upon employment, The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services requires an 8 hour refresher course annually.