BSIS Security Training

Looking to get your Guard Card?
Already have it, but need the additional modules?
Find everything you need to get going right here.

Required Training

We offer all the training you need, whether you are trying to obtain your Guard Card so you can work a security job, or want to add your Exposed Firearm Permit, Pepper Spray Permit or Baton Permit.

Plus, stay up-to-date with all of the BSIS Training Requirements.


Guard Card Courses

  • Module A (Powers to Arrest)
  • Module B (Second Portion)
  • Module C (Third Portion)

Exposed Firearm Permit

  • 8 Hour Classroom Training
  • Moral & Legal Aspects 
  • Handling & Shooting Fundamentals
  • Emergency Procedures

Pepper Spray Training

  • In Class or Online
  • Tactical Considerations
  • Reasonable Force
  • Reporting
  • Medical Treatment

Baton Training

  • 8 Hour Classroom Training
  • Moral & Legal Aspects
  • Use of Force
  • Baton Handling

Module A – Powers of Arrest

8 Hour Course – Must be completed before issuance of Guard Card.

  • 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.
  • Does not include BSIS State Fees.

Live Scan Fingerprints are required by BSIS for Guard Card issuance. We offer Live Scan fingerprinting in our Santa Ana office.

If you will be adding Firearms to your Guard Card, be sure to select the Live Scan with Firearms Background Check.

Module A - Online Class


Live Scan (No Firearms)


Live Scan (With Firearms)


Module B

16 Hour Course – This is an online class only

To be completed within 30 days of Guard Card issuance

  • Public Relations (4 Hours)
  • Observation & Documentation (4 Hours)
  • Communication and its Significance (4 Hours)
  • Liability / Legal Aspects (4 Hours)

Module B - Online Class


Module C

16 Hour Course – This is an online only class

To be completed within 6 Months of Guard Card issuance

  • Handling Difficult People (4 Hours)
  • Work Place Violence (4 Hours)
  • Preserving the Incident Scene (4 Hours)
  • Crowd Control (4 Hours)

Module C - Online Class


Security Guard Add-On Courses


8 Hour Course – Held in our Santa Ana Office

During your eight hours of classroom training, you will learn moral and legal aspects of firearms use, firearms nomenclature, weapons handling and shooting fundamentals, and emergency procedures.

Range Fees are required for this class.

Next Class: Saturday April 29, 2023 @ 9:00am


8 Hour Course – Held in our Santa Ana Office

Your eight hours of training will include the Moral and Legal Aspects of baton use, Use of Force, Baton Familiarization and Uses, First Aid for Baton Injuries and the Fundamentals of Baton Handling.

The cost of this course INCLUDES the California State License Fee.

Next Class: TBD

Firearms Class


Range Fees (Required)


Baton Class


Add Pepper Spray


SAVE $20.00!

Pepper Spray Training

Available In-Class or Online

This class covers Tactical Considerations, Reasonable Force, Escalation & De-Escalation of Force, Reporting the use of Chemical Irritants and Medical Treatment for Chemical Irritants.

BSIS Firearms Requalification

2 Hour Online Course

Re-qualifications must be at least five months apart.
Contact Us to request a requalification schedule.

In-Range Qualification can be scheduled following online completion.

Pepper Spray Training


BSIS Firearms Requalification


School Security Officer Class

Senate Bill SB1626/390 was passed by the California legislature that establishes minimum training requirements and standards for all school security staff whether they work for a school district or contract company.  Furthermore, Senate Bill SB390 requires that any individual working full time or part time, such as a security guard, security officer, or campus safety officer responsible for school safety and security complete a training course that contains a specific educational curriculum, which was developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).

This developed educational curriculum consists of a 24-hour school security guard training class. The content of this online course includes, but are not limited to:

  • The role and responsibility of school security officers
  • Relevant state and federal laws
  • School and personal liability issues
  • Security awareness in the school environment
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Disaster and emergency response
  • Student behavioral dynamics.

The completion of this online course helps to ensure that all school safety personnel are in compliance with state law, are prepared for what they may encounter, and will be able to handle any situations that may occur in the course of their duties. All school staff tasked with managing or involved with a school security program will benefit from taking this online course.

BSIS School Security Officer