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How to get a CA Guard Card

Here’s everything you need to know to get trained and apply to BSIS for your Guard Card.

California State requirements for a Guard Card are that you be over 18 years of age and that you complete an initial 8 hours of training in Power To Arrest and Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Terrorism.

We are fully licensed by the State of California to issue this training. Do it right by using us! See our State license #17439 here.

We provide an instantly available online course in English and Spanish that enables you to apply for a Guard Card. This site gets you trained up and explains everything you need to do to make the application and start working as a security guard in California. This initial Guard Card course is mandatory, and you can’t fail it – you can take the final test as many times as necessary to pass.

Included in the price is the Guard Card Application Pack, with all the forms you need to apply to BSIS for a Guard Card, and instructions for submitting them.

Get trained

The online Guard Card course is available for you to start immediately. Study at your own pace, login and out, and the course will remember where you left off. You will receive a certificate at the end, which is valid for inclusion with your Guard Card application to BSIS.


Learn on a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. You can even switch between devices and not lose your place in the course.

Do it

We are licensed by the State of California to provide Guard Card training. Here’s our State license.