CA Guard Card

Security guards are employed by licensed private patrol operators or private security employers to protect persons or property or prevent theft as defined in Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 7582.1. To be eligible to apply for a security guard registration through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Service (BSIS or Bureau), you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old (BPC Section 7582.8)

  • Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (BPC Sections 7581 and 7583.9) and 

  • Complete the Power to Arrest training

Applicants for a BSIS Security Guard Registration must undergo a criminal history background check through the FBI and DOJ. Applicants should use the Security Guard Request for Live Scan Form available on the Bureau’s website as it contains the correct coding needed to ensure the Bureau receives the information in a timely manner. Applicants are responsible for paying all Live Scan, DOJ and FBI processing fees at the time of fingerprinting. 

 

Training Requirements

  • The power to arrest training must be completed prior to the issuance of a Security Guard Registration (BPC Sections 7583.6 and 7583.8).

  • The thirty-two (32) hours of training in security officer skills must be completed within the first six (6) months of licensure.

  • Eight (8) hours of continuing training must be completed annually (BPC 7583.6 and CCR 643).

  • The training may be administered by the guard’s employing private patrol operator or by a Bureau-approved course provider.

Here at RSS Training Center we make sure all students completely understand the roles and requirements of being a security guard. If you have any questions please contact us at (951)-485-6407 M-F 8AM-5PM

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