BSIS Guard Card

Course Description

The Security Guard Card class is state approved. This is the basic course for you to obtain employment in the security industry. It consists of eight hours of in-person instruction and video training. The class is offered every Monday morning at 9 AM, Walk-ins welcome pre-registration is not required.

We will assist you with your application forms and complete Livescan on-site

This class we will not include the mandatory (16 hours) and elective courses (16 hours) required by the
Bureau Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). For those looking for a complete solution consider our 4 WEEK SECURITY ACADEMY. Scholarships and grants are available for the Security Academy.
Cost for the security guard class is $80.00
Fingerprints/Livescan is $71.00

Powers to Arrest

Educational Objectives
To familiarize and instruct the individual on the training topics delineated at Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, including, without limitation, legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. The training will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Power to Arrest Training Manual.

  • Overview of Power to Arrest Manual and subject matter.
  • Definition of arrest and discussion on the implications to the subject, the guard and the company.
  • Lecture/discussion on escalation and de-escalation techniques in the use of force.
  • Lecture/discussion in the use of restraint techniques and their implications.
  • Discussion of trespass laws and implications of enforcement.
  • Completion of the Power to Arrest Training Manual Test with 100% score in accordance with the Manual’s Administering
    Instructions. Train the student in BSIS Powers to Arrest procedures

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) & Terrorism Awareness

Educational Objectives
To familiarize and instruct the individual on the subject matter and observation skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist event, and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event. The training will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk (DVD), Student Workbook and Facilitator Manual.

  • Introduction and overview of the training.
  • The Role of a Security Officer.
  • The Nature of Terrorism.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Career Opportunities

BSIS licensed security guards are employable in various industries, including

  • Federal Security Guard
  • Bank Protection Security Officer
  • School / Campus Security
  • Bodyguard / Executive Protection
  • Patrol Officer
  • Standing Guard
  • Armed Guard
  • Hotel Security
  • Loss Prevention / Risk Management
  • Armored Truck
  • CCTV / Surveillance Agent
  • Nightclub Security
  • Dispatcher
  • Field Supervisor



  • Instructor John Mikkelson, BPPE, BSIS, NRA and DOJ licensed

BSIS Security Guard Training Regulation (Click here to view Regulations)

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