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* Note: These are schedules and prices for our Inland Empire office.  Each area office (Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Francisco) has different schedules and times.

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* New guards:  FBI, DOJ, fingerprinting & state BSIS fees another $116; total is $186.

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Stay on top of the training requirements of AB 2880 to maintain your guard card.

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Assembly Bill AB 2880 was a landmark bill in California that requires new guards to meet the training requirements below.  That bill was passed and first implemented in the year 2004.


New guards can get their guard card with an initial 8 hours training (Power To Arrest/ Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism Awareness course).

To update your new guard card, you need an additional 16 hours of training in the first 30 days.  Also, 16 more hours of training is needed in the first 6 months.

All guards need to have 8 hours refresher course each year for as long as they have their guard card.

The guard card is good for a term of 2 years and is renewable each 2 years.


A firearms permit requires 14 hours of firearms training.  It's also necessary to qualify for each caliber (9mm, .40, .45, etc.) for which the guard wants to carry.  The permit holder is required to qualify twice a year, semi-annually at the range with live fire.  The firearms permit is good for a term of 2 years and is renewable each 2 years.  Permit holders are advised to renew 60 days prior to the expiration of the firearms permit.


A California security guard can carry OC pepper spray only with appropriate training.  A certification card will provide proof of authority to carry.

Services we are offering to you, the California security guard:

  • Firearms Qualifications

  • Bi-annual Firearms Requalification

  • Assistance and guidance in applying to BSIS - Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

  • Security Guard Courses (Call for availability)

  1. Power To Arrest / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism Awareness (Mandatory, 8 hours)
  2. Public Relations- Community & Customer (Mandatory, 4 hours)
  3. Observation and Documentation (Mandatory, 4 hours)
  4. Communication and Its Significance (Mandatory, 4 hours)
  5. Liability and Legal Aspects (Mandatory, 4 hours)
  6. Post Orders and Assignments (Elective, 4 hours)
  7. Company Policies/Orientation (Elective, 4 hours)
  8. Evacuation Procedures (Elective, 4 hours)
  9. Officer Safety (Elective, 4 hours)
  10. Arrests, Search and Seizures (Elective, 4 hours)
  11. Access Control (Elective, 2 hours)
  12. Trespass (Elective, 4 hours)
  13. Criminal Laws (Elective, 2 hours)
  14. Handling Difficult People (Elective, 4 hours)
  15. Workplace Violence (Elective, 4 hours)
  16. Chemical Agents (Elective, 8 hours)
  17. Preserving the Incident Scene (Elective, 4 hours)
  18. Crowd Control (Elective, 4 hours)
  19. Driver Safety (Elective, 4 hours)
  20. Security Supervision (Elective, 4 hours)
  21. Courtroom Demeanor (Elective, 4 hours)
  22. Parking/Traffic Control (Elective, 2 hours)
  23. Radio Procedures (Elective, 2 hours)

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Important Security Guard Information

BSIS Firearms Requirements - for Security Guards, Alarm Agents, Private Investigators and Private Patrol Operators (PPO)

Security Guard Training - You need to complete the 8-hour Power To Arrest course to get your guard card initially.  Then, you need to complete two mandatory courses and two elective courses for a total of 16 hours in the first 30 days, and another two mandatory and two elective courses for an additional 16 hours within the first 6 months.  You need 8 hours of training each year to retain your guard card.

Security Guard Firearms Permit - This allows you to open (exposed) carry when you are in uniform.  You need to complete a 14-hour course (8 hours classroom and 6 hours range time).  You need to submit an application to BSIS upon completion.  You then qualify for each specific caliber you intend to carry.  Firearms requalification is needed twice each year in order for you to renew at the end of two years.  In other words, you need to requalify four times by the time you renew after two years.  Here's a link on the BSIS website.

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Don't let your guard card license elapse.  Although you already have your guard card, the state (BSIS - Bureau of Security and Investigative Services), you need to make sure that you are meeting the training requirements, including the annual training.  Same goes for security guard firearms permits.  BSIS will definitely verify your training when you're up for renewal, so you have to stay on top of this.  We at Academy Security Training can help you meet the security training requirements.  We are here to help you. 

From the BSIS site regarding training:  

A. Firearm Requalifications Reminder

It has come to our attention that Firearm Permit renewal applicants are not requalifying with all calibers at each mandatory requalification. This notice is to provide clarification about that issue.

An individual who possesses a Firearm Permit must requalify with all calibers listed on their permit each time they shoot. If all calibers are not included on each mandatory requalification, the individual risks losing the authorization to carry the additional calibers.

The Firearm Instructor is responsible for seeing that the application, prior to submission to the Bureau, is completed as required.

B. Baton Training Facility and Baton Instructors

When submitting the “Report of Baton Permits Issued” to the Bureau, the information on the form should be clearly printed or typewritten, and filled out completely. Incomplete or unreadable forms may be returned for completion or correction instead of filed.

C. Baton Training Facility and Baton Instructors

“Report of Baton Permits Issued” forms must be submitted to the Bureau no later than five working days following the issuance of a baton permit (Business and Professions Code, section 7585.14 (c)).


Security Training in Inland Empire


Group instructions can be arranged.  Please call and inquire.  We can travel to any of the following locations in the Inland Empire.

  • Aguanga
  • Alberhill
  • Anza
  • Arlington
  • Banning
  • Beaumont
  • Bermuda Dunes
  • Blythe
  • Cabazon
  • Calimesa
  • Canyon Lake
  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Coachella Valley
  • Corona
  • Desert Center
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Edgemont
  • Frontera
  • Garnet
  • Gillman Hot Springs
  • Glen Avon
  • Hemet
  • Highgrove
  • Homeland
  • Idyllwild
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • La Quinta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Lake Mathews
  • Lakeview
  • March AFB
  • Mead Valley
  • Meadowbrook
  • Mecca
  • Menifee
  • Midland
  • Mira Loma
  • Moreno Valley
  • Mountain Center
  • Murrieta
  • Norco
  • North Palm Springs
  • North Shore
  • Nuevo
  • Oasis
  • Palm City
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Pedley
  • Perris
  • Rancho California
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Ripley
  • Riverside
  • Romoland
  • Rubidoux
  • San Jacinto
  • Sky Valley
  • Sun City
  • Sunnymead
  • Temecula
  • Thermal
  • Thousand Palms
  • Whitewater
  • Wildomar
  • Winchester
  • Adelanto
  • Alta Loma
  • Amboy
  • Angelus Oaks
  • Apple Valley
  • Argus
  • Arrowbear Lake
  • Arrowhead Highlands
  • Baker
  • Barstow
  • Big Bear City
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Big River
  • Bloomington
  • Blue Jay
  • Cedarpines Park
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Colorado River Indian Reservation
  • Colton
  • Crestline
  • Daggett
  • Del Rosa
  • Earp
  • Essex
  • Fawnskin
  • Fenner
  • Fontana
  • Forest Falls
  • Fort Irwin
  • Fort Mohave Indian Reservation
  • Grand Terrace
  • Green Valley Lake
  • Guasti
  • Havasu Lake
  • Helendale
  • Hesperia
  • Highland
  • Hinkley
  • Ivanpah
  • Joshua Tree
  • Kelso
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Landers
  • Lenwood
  • Loma Linda
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Ludlow
  • Lytle Creek
  • MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
  • Mentone
  • Montclair
  • Moonridge
  • Morongo Valley
  • Mount Baldy
  • Mountain Pass
  • Muscoy
  • Needles
  • Newberry Springs
  • Nipton
  • Norton AFB
  • Oak Glen
  • Ontario
  • Oro Grande
  • Parker Dam
  • Phelan
  • Pinon Hills
  • Pioneertown
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Red Mountain
  • Redlands
  • Rialto
  • Rimforest
  • Running Springs
  • San Bernardino
  • Skyforest
  • Sugarloaf
  • Trona
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Twin Peaks
  • Upland
  • Victorville
  • Vidal
  • Westend
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo
  • Yucaipa
  • Yucca Valley

Other BSIS-approved training facilities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties (Note: Some are private only to a specific company):

  • Able Security Guard School, Riverside
  • Coachella Valley Security Academy, Palm Desert
  • Collateral Resource Group, Moreno Valley
  • Endsleys Private Security Training Academy, Perris
  • Leadership Training Associates, Beaumont
  • Pechanga Tribal Range, Temecula
  • Professional Security Academy, Palm Desert
  • Special Enforcement and Security Services, Riverside
  • The Barracks Training Facility, Corona
  •  Accurate Firearms Training, Chino
  • Black Mountain Training Facility, Chino
  • County Wide Security and Training Services, Fontana
  • Enders Security Training Academy, San Bernardino
  • Goldstar Tactical Training, Ontario
  • Inland Empire Security Academy, Upland
  • International Public Safety University, San Bernardino
  • Magnum Range Inc, San Bernardino
  • O S I Training Unit, San Bernardino
  • Prado Olympic Shooting Park, Chino
  • Security Officer Training Academy, San Bernardino
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Academy, Fontana
  • Strategic Security Academy, San Bernardino
  • Surveillance Pro & Invest Group Inc., Rancho Cucamonga
  • Weapon Craft, Upland


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