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Sample photoInitial BSIS PTA + WMD Course[GG101] (8-Hours):
This course is sanctioned by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and meets the mandatory qualifications for the California Guard Card. It aims to equip individuals with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to perform their duties responsibly and effectively while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines.

Sample photoComplete Guard Card Course[CC102] (40-Hours):
This program is the complete 40-hour BSIS Guard Card course. It comprises all of Parts 1, 2, and 3. Each section must be completed according to the time schedule mandated by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

Sample photoBSIS Continuing Education[CE103] (32-Hours):
These courses are required and approved by the CA State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) 32-Hour continuing education (CE) requirement for all first year security guards. These courses are required for all first year CA State security guards after they have already taken the initial 8-hour guard card course.

Sample photoBSIS Refresher Course[RC104] (8-Hours):
BSIS requires each officer to complete the Annual Refresher every year after the year they get their guard card in order to keep their training requirements up to date. Each officer must receive 8 hours of training per year, following the first year with 40 hours.

Sample photoFirst Aid:
The First Aid course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide immediate assistance and care in emergency situations. Participants learn a range of essential first aid techniques, including assessing and stabilizing a casualty, performing CPR, managing bleeding and shock, treating burns and fractures, and addressing common medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, and allergic reactions.

Sample photoCPR Course:
Our CPR course is a training program designed to teach individuals how to respond and provide basic life-saving techniques in emergency situations. CPR is a technique used to revive a person whose heart has stopped beating or who has stopped breathing.

Security Guard Requirements

  • You must be 18 years old or over.
  • You cannot have a violent felony or misdemeanor on your record.


If you have a conviction for something other than a crime of violence, the State will consider the circumstances and any evidence of rehabilitation. You’ll have the opportunity to explain your situation on the Guard Card application. Just be honest.

BSIS also requires you to take 8 hours of training classes before you can apply for a California Guard Card. The two mandatory courses are:

Module A

8 hours – Initial Guard Card Class.

  • Power to Arrest (4 hours)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (4 hours)

After you’re done with your classes, you need to get your Livescan fingerprints taken so the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) can do a criminal background check.

There is:

  • NO drug test – Your future employer may require one before you get hired, but BSIS does not.
  • NO education requirement – You don’t need a high school diploma or GED to apply for a Guard Card.

After you get your Guard Card.

BSIS has a few more training requirements you need to follow to keep your Guard Card in good standing order.