Congratulations on your decision to start your career in the security industry!
You are entering a field that is in high demand, so your chances of getting a job and becoming a security Officer are more than excellent!
In order to apply for security guard registration in the State of California and work as an unarmed security guard, you must:
Be at least 18 years old and Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (B.S.I.S.); and complete a 40-hour course of required training. The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by a certified training facility.
POWER SECURITY GROUP IS A STATE LICENSED, ON-SITE TRAINING FACILITY. ?ALL OF OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE LICENSED BY THE B.S.I.S. AND NRA, ?AND EXPERTS IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD.
POWER SECURITY ACADEMY DOES ALL TRAINING FROM START TO FINISH, AND TOP TO BOTTOM. ?WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE CATALOG OF TRAINING COURSES THAT INCLUDES, “HANDS-ON”, ROLE PLAYING SCENARIOS AND RIDE-A-LONGS WITH A SUPERVISOR.
In order for you to get and maintain a guard card, you must complete 40 hours of training in security guard skills, following the B.S.I.S. training course syllabus. ?To submit an application for Guard Card registration, you must have completed the 8 hours Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism Awareness ?courses and passed the exam with a 100% score. ?The remaining 32 hours of required training must be completed to “maintain” your eligible/active guard card registration, which is good for two years. ?Then when you receive your guard card, 16 hours of training is required in the first 30 days of the “issue date” on your card. ?the remaining 16 hours of training must be completed within the first 6 months of the “issue date”. ?That is the total 40 hours required. ?In addition to the above outlined training requirements, you must take an 8-hour refresher course yearly.
In order to speed up the security guard application and fingerprinting process, the following steps should be followed:
Step I. The security guard must have received the eight (8) hours Power to Arrest (POA) training and passed the examination.
Step II. The security guard applicant, private patrol operator or the training facility must submit the security guard application online which will be sent electronically to the Bureau.
Step III. The security guard applicant must submit fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. You must only use the security guard Live Scan forms downloaded from the Bureaus Website or obtained from the Bureau. The Live Scan form from the Bureau contains the correct coding to ensure that the Bureau receives the FBI and DOJ responses.
Step IV. Once the Bureau has received the online application and criminal history clearances, the cleared security guard will appear on the Bureaus Web site. The security guard, private patrol operator or training facility can verify the Bureaus approval by checking the Bureaus website.
Once the security guard registration has been cleared and appears on the Bureaus Web site, a screen-print from the Web site may be made and used as an interim security guard registration. The security guard can then be placed on assignment.
Step V. A security guard must have in his/her possession a valid security guard registration or a screen-print of the Bureaus approval from the Bureaus web site at www.bsis.ca.gov, along with a valid photo identification, before working as a security guard.
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Power Security Academy provides the training and courses but is NOT responsible for any B.S.I.S or DOJ decisions based on information resulting from Live Scan or on applications submitted by applicants.