How Do I Get a BSIS Guard Card?
Before you apply for a California security guard license, you must be at least 18 years old or over and you shouldn't have any record for a violent felony or misdemeanor.
Complete the “Power to Arrest ” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction” training and pass the examination.
You and the training facility or the private patrol operator must submit a security officer application online. It will be sent electronically to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
Submit your fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. You must only use the security guard Live Scan forms downloaded from the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services website or get it from the California Bureau. You need to check that the Live Scan form from the BSIS contains the right coding to make sure that the Bureau receives the FBI and DOJ responses.
Once the Bureau received your application and criminal history clearances, you can already enter the Bureau’s website. You can verify the Bureau’s approval by checking the Bureau’s “Verify a License”.