What is a “contract” Security Guard?
Any person employed by a licensed private patrol operator who provides services as a security guard and is registered by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services as a security guard.
What are the requirements for registering as a Security Guard?
The general requirements for a Security Guard are:
Be at least 18 years old
Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and
Complete a 40-hour course of required training. The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by a certified training facility.
Date of Completion
- Before you start working – “Guard Card”
- Training Required within the First 30 Days
- Training Required within the First Six Months
Training Hours Needed
- 8 Hours
- 16 Hours
- 16 Hours
What is the length of term for a Security Guard registration?
A security guard registration is valid for two years.
I have completed 832 PC training. Can I obtain a Security Guard registration?
No. In order to get the Bureau’s registration/permit; you must complete the Bureau’s training.
Can an emancipated minor apply for a Security Guard registration?
No. The law allows no exceptions to the age requirement.
I am changing employers; should I send in a new Security Guard registration application?
No. A guard registration authorizes you to work as a Security Guard for any Private Patrol Operator or in-house employer.
I was denied a Security Guard registration. When can I reapply?
You may submit a new application one year from the date of denial.
I received a 1203.4 dismissal on my conviction. Do I still need to report the conviction on my application?
Yes. You still must report the conviction.
Can a Security Guard work for more than one employer?
Yes, as long as he/she is an employee, on payroll with the proper payroll deductions being made.