Course

Guard Card – The Powers to Arrest & Weapons of Mass Destruction

21 Lessons

GET YOUR GUARD CARD NOW!

Getting Your Guard Card – As Easy As 1 – 2 – 3

STEP 1 – The Guard Card Class (you’re here!)

BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Service) is the State of California agency responsible for issuing Guard Cards.  You can apply for your Guard Card after you pass the Guard Card class.  Guard Card training consists of two courses:

  1. Powers To Arrest
  2. Weapons of Mass Destruction

Step 2 – LIVESCAN (you’re almost there!)

After you pass the Guard Card class you must submit fingerprints via LIVESCAN and undergo a background check.  For your convenience we’ve included a link to a LIVESCAN facility or you can find one near you.

Step 3 – Apply Online (and you’re done!)

The State of California makes it easy to apply online with BreEZe.  Just click the link to apply online now!

FAQ’s

Who Needs a Guard Card?

The State of California requires all security officers (no matter if uniformed or plain clothed), loss prevention agents, bouncers, bodyguards, night watchmen, protective agents or anyone else employed in any capacity related to security, access control, theft prevention and protection to posses a valid Guard Card.  If you work in any capacity related to protection and security you must possess a valid Guard Card.  YOU MAY NOT ACT AS AN NOT AN INDEPENDENT AGENT or INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.  Once you receive your Guard Card it is valid for two years from the date of issue and allows you to be the employee of by any PPO (what is a PPO?) or proprietary security employer.

Guard Cards are issued by BSIS based upon BSIS standards and requirements.  We are licensed to provide your training but the State of California will issue your guard card.  We do not issue our Guard Card and we do not guarantee that BSIS will approve your Guard Card application.

A Little More About the Guard Card Class:

The Guard Card course is an eight hour course of training divided into two sections.  The first four hours are based on the “Power to Arrest” (PTA) Training Manual developed by BSIS.   This course is a self-paced workbook, study guide, quiz’s and a final examination.  The second four hour section is the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD) course based on student guide, workbook and training videos provided by BSIS.   This course is conducted using video lecture, workbook study and written examination.  Students must complete the both to apply for their Guard Card.  The PTA test consists of an OPEN BOOK TEST on which you must attain a score of 100%.  The WMD test consists of a ten question test on which you must score 80% or better.

If you’re ready to get your State of California Guard Registration Card and work as a uniformed or plain clothed security officer in California then you’re in the right place!

Take this Course

PTA Part A - THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECURITY GUARD / PROPRIETARY PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICER AND EMPLOYER

PTA Part B - RELATIONS WITH LOCAL PEACE OFFICERS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT

PTA Part C - OBSERVATION AND REPORT WRITING

PTA Part D - AUTHORITY TO QUESTION AND BASIS FOR MAKING DECISIONS

PTA Part E - INSPECTIONS

PTA Part F - LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES

PTA Part G - FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING AN ARREST

PTA Part H - ARRESTABLE OFFENSES

PTA Part I - PRIVATE PERSONS ARREST

PTA Part J - MAKING AN ARREST

PTA Part K - SEARCHING THE SUSPECT

PTA Part L - SEARCHING A SUSPECT UNDER THE MERCHANT’S PRIVILEGE RULE

PTA Part M - AFTER THE ARREST

PTA Part N - TERRORISM

PTA Part O - PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF A SECURITY GUARD / PROPRIETARY PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICER

WMD Welcome and Introduction to the Program

WMD Chapter 1: The Role of a Security Professional

WMD Chapter 2: The Nature of Terrorism

WMD Chapter 3: Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMD Chapter 4: Coordination of Critical Information

Power To Arrest Training

Comments

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    Marina spencer

    OK!!! I’m so stuck . I been trying to call the company but every-time i call the person that handles the online course in never in the office and does call back. I’m doing the guard card course,and i am on the second half of the course and the videos that in watch doesn’t have nothing to do with the quiz. even tho is says there is no rite or wrong answer it does let me go on tom the next lesson. Can someone please help me ?