How To Become a Security Guard in California

Are you looking to jumpstart your career as a Security Guard in California. Look no further, we have BSIS approved security guard classes that will walk you through every step of the process to meet the state requirements.

  • Our BSIS approved security guard card classes can be taken online at your own pace and convenience

  • We make it easy with clear and straightforward lessons that you will use in your daily job. Taught by industry experts with over 40 years of experience

  • Our online security training is geared with you in mind. Interactive and Video Lessons. Quizzes to test your knowledge after each lesson. Fail-Proof test and Personalized Certificate of completion available instantly after completion of each course.

  • Easy instructions and access to Guard Card application forms ready to download

BSIS Security Guard Training Requirements

The table below shows how OSOS Security Services online suite of BSIS approved guard card classes will provide the training and certification you need as a security guard in California.

How To Get a Security Guard License

5 Easy Steps to Getting Your Security Guard Card. Our courses will walk you through each step in detail.

  • Step 1: Sign up for either the 8 Hour or 40 Hour Security Guard Training Course

  • Step 2: Submit your BSIS Secuirty Guard Card application after completing the 8 Hour Guard Card course

  • Step 3: Get Live Scan Fingerprinting after completing the 8 Hour Guard Card course

  • Step 4: BSIS usually processes new applications within 60 days

  • Step 5: Complete the 32 hours of required continuing education within 6 months after your Security Guard Card is issued (included in the 40 hour bundle)

How To Apply For Your Guard Card

California BSIS Approved Guard Card Training Courses

The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) requires all Security Guards to be licensed in California and complete approved training courses.


Keep Your Security Guard Card in Good Standing

California BSIS Annual Secuirty Officer 8 Hour Refresher Course Required Annually to keep Your Guard Card Current.

  • All security guards issued a California Guard Card need to completed 8 hours of annual training every year after the initial date of hire.

  • By completing two 4 hour course, you can fulfill the annual requirement.

  • Our courses meet the Bureau of Secuirty and Investigative Services training requirements for Continued Education. Business and Professional Code Section 7583.6 and 7583.7, and Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

  • Courses are interactive and video lessons taught online so you can take them anytime and anywhere when it's convenient for you.

  • Receive a Certificate of Completion instantly after successfully completing the 8 hours of training.

Recommended Continuing Education Courses

Chose any two 4 hour course to fulfill the annual Secuirty Officer 8 hour refresher requirements

Our Online Security Training is Geared with You in Mind

Interactive and video lessons are easy to understand and taught by industry experts with up-to-date information

Quizzes to test your knowledge after each lesson. Fail-proof tests and a personalized certificate of completion are available instantly after completing each course.

Featured Instructors

Our expert instructors are here to support you and only a few clicks away.

Senior Instructor Jeff Ososke

Jeffrey is well-versed in the security sector and holds numerous licenses and credentials in California and 31 other states. He is BSIS-licensed as a firearms instructor, private patrol operator, private investigator, and registered process server. He has also trained in de-escalation techniques, use of deadly force, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism awareness. His 30 years of experience has been the bedrock upon which OSOS SECURITY SERVICES has built its foundation for providing quality services.

Senior Instructor Julianne Ososke

Julianne has remarkable leadership skills and extensive experience gained from 25 years in business management. Her expertise has played an important role in the steady growth of OSOS SECURITY SERVICES and its rise as a respected organization. Julianne is an NRA-certified firearms instructor, private patrol operator, and private investigator. She is also a DOJ-certified firearms safety instructor and BSIS-licensed firearms instructor. She is a graduate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and she also holds master’s degrees in legal studies and business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Top Training For Security Officers

We offer relevant course content for today's Security Officer. Courses are interactive, video lessons, easy to follow, mobile-friendly and available 24/7. A flexible and convenient way to learn, grow and stay in compliance with professionals in the industry. Download certificate of completion instantly after completion of the class.


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    Learn from instructors who bring decades of professional experience and background to the classroom. Our instructors are experienced in the field and focused on providing relevant training that will give you an edge over the competition.