How it Works

5 Easy Steps to Getting Your 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 Guard Card application after completing the 8 Hour Guard Card course. We will walk you through the application in our course.

  • Step 3: Get Live Scan Fingerprinting after completing the 8 Hour Guard Card course. Our course will explain how to do this.

  • Step 4: Receive BSIS Guard Card within 15-30 business days.

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

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson 1: Role of the Security Officers

    • The Role and Responsibilities of the Security Guard/Proprietary Private Secuirty Officer and Employer

    • The Responsibilities of the Security Guard/Proprietary Private Security Officer and Employer

    • Working Relationship with the Local Peace Officers

    • Observation and Report Writing

    • Tips on Report Writing

    • Quiz 1 Test Your Knowledge

  • 3

    Lesson 2: Authority to Question and a basis for Making Decisions

    • Authority to Question and a Basis for Making Decisions

    • Inspections

    • The Secuirty Guard/Proprietary Private Security Officer's Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities

    • Quiz 2 Test Your Knowledge

  • 4

    Lesson 3: Responsibilities and Liabilities

    • Factors to Consider Before Making an Arrest

    • Infractions & Misdemeanors

    • Private Persons Arrest

    • Quiz 3 Test Your Knowledge

  • 5

    Lesson 4: Making an Arrest

    • Making an Arrest

    • Searching the Suspect

    • Searching a Suspect Under the Merchant's Privilege Rule

    • Quiz 4 Test Your Knowledge

  • 6

    Lesson 5: After the Arrest

    • After the Arrest

    • Terrorism Basics

    • Professional Conduct of a Security Guard/Proprietary Private Security Officer

    • Important Points Review

    • Quiz 5 Test Your Knowledge

  • 7

    Lesson 6: Power to Arrest Final Examination

    • Powers to Arrest Final Exam

    • Final Examination

  • 8

    (Part B) Lesson 1: Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness

    • Introduction to Terrorism

    • Director's Message

    • Student Activity #1

    • Student Activity #2

  • 9

    Lesson 2: The Role of a Security Officer in Preventing Terrorist Attacks

    • The Role of a Security Officer in Preventing Terrorist Attacks

    • California as a Target

    • Overview of Secuirty Professionals, Roles and Tasks

    • Activity #3

    • Activity #3

  • 10

    Lesson 3:Nature of Terrorism

    • Introduction Nature of Terrorism

    • Nature of terrorism

    • Pre-Incident Indicators

    • Activity #4

  • 11

    Lesson 4: Weapons of Mass Destruction

    • Introduction: Weapons of Mass Destruction

    • Activity #5

    • Explosives and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

    • Activity #6

    • Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism

  • 12

    Lesson 5: Coordination and Sharing of Critical Information

    • Coordination and Sharing of Critical Information

    • Program Conclusion

    • Activity #7

  • 13

    Completing the Application Process

  • 14

    Lesson 6: Final Exam

    • Passing Standard

    • Final Exam

    • End of the Course Survey