Licensing Requirements

Get Your California Guard Card

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Here's What You Need To Get Started...



Be Over 18

You must be at least 18 years old


Undergo a Background Check

You must undergo a criminal background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and


Complete The Required Training

You must complete 40-hours of mandatory training.

Required Training Hours

Before Working


Prior To Working As a Security Officer

  • You need a total of 8 hours of training prior to working

After Guard Card Approval


Within 30 Days of Guard Card Approval

  • You need a total of 16 hours of training prior to working


Within 6 Months of Guard Card Approval

  • You need a total of 16 hours of training prior to working

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