California Skills Training Course for Security Guards

We offer the full suite of California Guard Card Courses, including:

  • Full 40-hours BSIS Unarmed Skills Training Course for Security Guards
  • Firearms Qualification and Re-Qualifications
  • Chemical Agents (OC/Pepper spray)

We have no fine print nor do we have any hidden costs. When inquiring about pricing ask questions and never assume the price includes everything. Our training facilities have all BSIS forms and will help students with filling them out before leaving. All of our instructors are professional, have Masters or Bachelors Degrees and are NRA - BSIS Certified.

All students are provided with printed and professionally-bound manuals which they keep (take home).

We are the ONLY full-service security guard training facility in Ventura County.

Prices

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Skills Training Course for Security Guards (Guard Card) Price
Part 1: 8-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards $50.00
Part 2: 16-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards $80.00
Part 3: 16-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$80.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$150.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Complete Skills Training Course for Security Guards
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
$200.00
Annual Refresher, Continuing Education $50.00
Permit for Exposed Firearm and Requalifications Price
Firearms course, initial, 1 caliber
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$140.00
$120.00
Firearms course, initial, 2 calibers
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$180.00
$140.00
Firearms course, initial, 3 calibers
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$220.00
$160.00
Requalification, 1 caliber, without ammunition $40.00
Each additional requalification per caliber, without ammunition $20.00

Free gun rental with purchase of range ammo.
For calibers other than 9mm or .40, it will be $20 plus ammo costs.

We have NO HIDDEN FEES or charges.

Combinations Price
Part 1: 8-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 caliber
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$190.00
$170.00
Part 1: 8-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 calibers
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$230.00
$190.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$295.00
$265.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$345.00
$305.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$330.00
$310.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$370.00
$330.00

Free gun rental with purchase of range ammo.
For calibers other than 9mm or .40, it will be $20 plus ammo costs.

Other Price
Chemical Agents Card (OC/Pepper spray) $35.00

Division 7 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations

Article 9. Skills Training Course for Security Guards.

§ 643. Skills Training Course for Security Guards.

(a) The course of skills training for registered security guards shall follow the standards prescribed by section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code. The attached Appendix sets forth the subjects that shall be taught and the maximum number of hours that shall be allowed towards meeting required training.

(b) For each course, or series of courses, the institution or company providing the training shall issue a Certificate of Completion to the individual completing the course.

The certificate shall identify the course(s) taken, the number of hours of training provided, identification of the issuing entity, name of the individual and instructor and a date, and state that the course(s) comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs' Skills Training Course for Security Guards. The certificate shall be serially numbered for tracking.

Note: Authority cited: § 7581, Business and Professions Code. Reference: § 7583.6 and § 583.7, Business and Professions Code.

There is an annual continuing education requirement!

Part 1: Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) & Terrorism Awareness Training

  • Power to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Terrorism Awareness

Parts 1, 2, & 3: 40-Hour Complete Guard Card

  • Power to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Terrorism Awareness
Mandatory Courses
Elective Courses
Public Relations
Liability - Legal Aspects
Observation & Documentation
Communication and it Significance
Advance Arrest - Search and Seizure
Preserving the Incident Scene
Handling Difficult People
Chemical Agents
Trespass

Includes FREE Lifetime Pepper Spray Certification

Parts 2 & 3: 32-Hour Guard Card

To complete the 40-hour training requirement.

Mandatory Courses
Elective Courses
Public Relations
Liability - Legal Aspects
Observation & Documentation
Communication and it Significance
Advance Arrest - Search and Seizure
Preserving the Incident Scene
Handling Difficult People
Chemical Agents
Trespass

Includes FREE Lifetime Pepper Spray Certification

8-Hour Continuing Education Guard Card

Objective: To provide additional or remedial instruction in private security subject matter. The continuing education requirement, of an additional 8 hours annually pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6(f) (1), commenced on January 5, 2005.

The Mandatory and Elective courses with 4 hour maximum time limitations for the initial Skills Training Course For Security Guards may be expanded in depth to 8 hour courses, with the exception of the WMD and Terrorism Awareness, to meet the annual training hours.

Courses:

  • Liability - Legal Aspects
  • Handling Difficult People

Summary of BSIS and Live Scan Fees

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BSIS Guard Card Fees

Guard Card Application Fees

Item Fee
Guard Card Application Fee $50.00
State On-Line Fee
(7-10 DAYS TO ISSUE LICENSE!)
$1.00
Total $51.00

Guard Card Live Scan (Background Check) Fees

Applicants must submit fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. Fees are paid to the Live Scan operator.

Item Fee
Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Fee $32.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Fee $17.00
Live Scan Operator Fees
(Set by Live Scan operator)
Variable
Total $49.00
+
Variable

BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm Fees

Permit for Exposed Firearm Application Fees

Item Fee
Permit for Exposed Firearm Application Fee  
$80.00
Total $80.00

Permit for Exposed Firearm Live Scan (Background Check) Fees

Applicants must submit fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. Fees are paid to the Live Scan operator.

Item Fee
Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Fee $32.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Fee $17.00
Firearm Eligibility Application Fee $38.00
Live Scan Operator Fees
(set by Live Scan operator)
Variable
Total $87.00
+
Variable

BSIS Renewal Fees

Renewal fees are due every two (2) years.

Item Fee
Guard Card Renewal Fees  
$35.00
Permit for Exposed Firearm Renewal Fees  
$98.00
Baton Permit Renewal Fees  
None
Chemical Agent (OC/Pepper spray) Permit Renewal Fees  
None

Source: BSIS Registration/Permits Fee Schedule