There are several steps to obtaining a professional Security Officer license.  Please read all four sections below and feel free to call or text if you have questions.  We have included a video to help you as well.

Video Link:      https://youtu.be/9DgypDk6JBU                            Questions  916.229.6002  

SECTION 1          TRAINING                                  Please call for information on current sale pricing!!!

The cost of training varies on your choice of licensing options –

School Fee – 8 Hour Course:  $60                                School Fee – 40 Hour Course:  $350

8 Hour Introductory   - Course allows you to take the State examination. This is the minimum legal requirement to apply for your State license.  California statue demands that you obtain 40 hours of specified training within the appropriate (see below) time frame.

40 Hour Security Guard Course – This 5 day session completes the legal requirements to apply for your State license.

 For more information please see THE STATE WEBSITE linked below -

(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 (BPC).     

Here is the link:                       http://www.bsis.ca.gov/industries/g_train.shtml
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SECTION 2          BACKGROUND CHECKS

Fingerprint Fee : Guard  - $ 65                                  Paid at to the government at your convenience.

Fingerprint Fee:  Guard & Firearm - $ 110

You must obtain a background check.  The State takes time to process these and it is recommended you do this early to decrease your wait time for application approval.  Many students prefer using Capital Live Scan – 5706 Broadway 916.456.5620.  They offer a cash discount and have our forms for use in their office.  Just tell them you are from the Sacramento Security Training Center.         

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SECTION 3                STATE LICENSING

State Application Fee - $55              Paid to the State AFTER COMPLETION OF TRAINING.   Just like any other STATE                                                                  license, you must pay the State.  We will help you with the paperwork for the State                                                              to process your application.


INFORMATION           http://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/guard_fact.shtml

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SECTION 4                   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Requirements for Registration                                              § 643. SKILLS TRAINING COURSE FOR SECURITY GUARDS      
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 (see “Training Requirements” below)

Fees (Title 16, California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 640)

Criminal History Background Check/Live Scan

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. A list of Live Scan locations can be found on the Bureau’s website.

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.

BSIS Advises: All registered security guards should maintain their own documented proof of completion of their training. Employers are required to maintain records for a minimum of two years; however registrants may need to provide subsequent employers or BSIS with training records. As a result BSIS recommends that registrants maintain copies of all of their own training records.