California Skills Training Course for Security Guards
Guard Card

We offer the full suite of licensed BSIS Security Officer Training: California Guard Card Courses. BSIS Guard Card Courses, including:

  • Full 40-hour BSIS Skills Training Course for Security Guards
  • Firearms Qualification and Re-Qualifications
  • Telescoping and side-handled Baton
  • Chemical Agents (OC/Pepper spray)

We have no fine print nor do we have any hidden costs. When inquiring about pricing ask questions and never assume the price includes everything. Our training facilities have all BSIS forms and will help students with filling them out before leaving. All of our instructors are professional, have Masters or Bachelors Degrees and are NRA Certified & BSIS licensed.

All students are provided with printed and professionally-bound BSIS accredited manuals which they keep (take home).

Prices

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Skills Training Course for Security Guards (Guard Card) Price
Part 1: 8-hours $50.00
Part 2: 16-hours $80.00
Part 3: 16-hours
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$80.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$150.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Complete Course
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$200.00
Annual Refresher, Continuing Education $50.00

 

Combinations Price
Part 1: 8-hours with Firearms, 1 caliber
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$190.00
$170.00
Part 1: 8-hours with Firearms, 2 calibers
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$230.00
$190.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours with Firearms, 1 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$285.00
$265.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours with Firearms, 2 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$345.00
$305.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Complete Course with Firearms, 1 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$330.00
$310.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Complete Course with Firearms, 2 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition
     Without ammunition
$370.00
$330.00

 

Other Price
Baton Course
     State Permit Fee
$100.00
$50.00
Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED $80.00
Chemical Agents Card (OC/Pepper spray) $35.00
Electroshock Weapon Certification $185.00

 

Division 7 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations

Article 9. Skills Training Course for Security Guards.

§ 643. Skills Training Course for Security Guards.

(a) The course of skills training for registered security guards shall follow the standards prescribed by section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code. The attached Appendix sets forth the subjects that shall be taught and the maximum number of hours that shall be allowed towards meeting required training.

(b) For each course, or series of courses, the institution or company providing the training shall issue a Certificate of Completion to the individual completing the course.

The certificate shall identify the course(s) taken, the number of hours of training provided, identification of the issuing entity, name of the individual and instructor and a date, and state that the course(s) comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs' Skills Training Course for Security Guards. The certificate shall be serially numbered for tracking.

Note: Authority cited: § 7581, Business and Professions Code. Reference: § 7583.6 and § 583.7, Business and Professions Code.

There is an annual continuing education requirement!

Part 1: Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) & Terrorism Awareness Training

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  • Power to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Terrorism Awareness

Parts 1, 2, & 3: 40-Hour Complete Skills Training Course

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  • Power to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Terrorism Awareness
Mandatory Courses
Elective Courses
Public Relations
Liability - Legal Aspects
Observation & Documentation
Communication and it Significance
Advance Arrest - Search and Seizure
Preserving the Incident Scene
Handling Difficult People
Chemical Agents
Trespass

Includes FREE Lifetime Pepper Spray Certification

Parts 2 & 3: 32-Hour Course

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To complete the 40-hour training requirement.

Mandatory Courses
Elective Courses
Public Relations
Liability - Legal Aspects
Observation & Documentation
Communication and it Significance
Advance Arrest - Search and Seizure
Preserving the Incident Scene
Handling Difficult People
Chemical Agents
Trespass

Includes FREE Lifetime Pepper Spray Certification

8-Hour Continuing Education Guard Card

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Objective: To provide additional or remedial instruction in private security subject matter. The continuing education requirement, of an additional 8 hours annually pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6(f) (1), commenced on January 5, 2005.

The Mandatory and Elective courses with 4 hour maximum time limitations for the initial Skills Training Course For Security Guards may be expanded in depth to 8 hour courses, with the exception of the WMD and Terrorism Awareness, to meet the annual training hours.

 

Summary of BSIS and Live Scan Fees

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BSIS Fees

Guard Registration Application Fees

Item Fee
State Application Fee $50.00
State On-Line Fee
(7-10 DAYS TO ISSUE LICENSE!)
$1.00
Total $51.00

Live Scan (Background Check) Fees

Applicants must submit fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. Fees are paid to the Live Scan operator.

Item Fee
Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Fee $32.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Fee $17.00
Live Scan Operator Fees
(Set by Live Scan operator)
Variable
Total $49.00
+
Variable

BSIS Renewal Fees

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Renewal fees are due every two (2) years.

Item Fee
License Registration Renewal Fees  
$35.00
Permit for Exposed Firearm Renewal Fees  
$98.00
Baton Permit Renewal Fees  
None
Chemical Agent (OC/Pepper spray) Permit Renewal Fees  
None

Source: BSIS Registration/Permits Fee Schedule

 

Unauthorized Weapons

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Becoming registered as a security guard DOES NOT entitle a security guard to carry a weapon. Some weapons such as knives with blades longer than 2 inches or switch-blade knives, brass knuckles, nunchakus, or sawed-off shotguns cannot be carried by security guards. Security guards cannot carry a gun and/or a baton unless they have the additional exposed firearm permit and/or baton certificate. If they carry the gun concealed they must also have a concealed weapons permit issued by their local law enforcement agency.

Proprietary private security officers are unarmed and cannot carry a gun or a baton. Proprietary private security officers cannot carry any deadly weapons. Proprietary private security officer cannot carry weapons such as switchblade knives or knifeā€™s with blades over 2 inches in length, brass knuckles, nunchakus, batons, or guns as they are considered deadly weapons.

Unlawful Use of Defensive Weapons

Security guards cannot carry handguns and batons unless authorized by the Bureau. Security guards are allowed to carry an exposed firearm and/or baton only after the security guard completes the Bureau recognized training and the appropriate permits are issued.

Source: Power to Arrest Training Manual, Page 37.

BSIS Forms and Links

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