Security Guard Card

Obtaining your Security Guard Card through Luna's Security Training Academy is as easy as 1, 2, and 3!

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8-Hours of Initial Training

Take the 8-hour Guard Card "Power to Arrest" class.
We offer classes twice a day: in the morning (11am) and afternoon (2pm) - Monday – Saturday.
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LIVE SCAN

Live Scan processing for criminal background checks through the DOJ and FBI.
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BSIS application

We assist you with the application and electronic filing.
Applicants must create an account on BreEZe.

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First Steps and Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply for a security guard card registration?

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Security guards are employed by licensed Private Patrol Operators or private security employers to protect persons or property or prevent theft as defined in Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 7582.1.

To be eligible to apply for a security guard registration through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Service (BSIS or Bureau), you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old (BPC Section 7582.8)
  • Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (BPC Sections 7581 and 7583.9)
  • Complete the Power to Arrest training (see Training Requirements below)

For additional requirements and information from the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services please visit:
https://www.bsis.ca.gov/industries/guard.shtml
https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/guard_fact.shtml

Create a new account within their system, and then login to the account.

Luna’s will help you submit your application provide your account credentials.

If you have any issues or problems with the application, you can call the BreEZe website support at: +1 (916) 557-1208 or BSIS directly at: +1 (800) 952-5210.

How do I check the status of my Security Guard Registration “Guard Card” application?

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The State of CA has a search page that allows to check if your license (guard card) has been approved, or updated in the case of an expired license:

Go to the CA State Breeze License Search Page.
Select Security and Investigative Services, Bureau Of in the BOARDS AND BUREAUS box, then select Security Guard from the LICENSE TYPE Box:

Enter your First Name and Last Name where indicated.

Click the SEARCH button.

How do I create an account with BreEZe?

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Follow these steps:

Go to the CA State Department of Consumer Affairs website at: CA State Breeze Online License Application System to submit the online CA State Security Guard Application.

On the home page, you need to click the link that says New Users - Breeze Registration on the lower right side of the page.
Create a new account within their system, and then login to the account.

Luna’s will help you submit your application provide your account credentials.

If you have any issues or problems with the application, you can call the BreEZe website support at: +1 (916) 557-1208 or BSIS directly at: +1 (800) 952-5210.

LEARN WITH LUNA! What you’ll receive:

Our all-in price for this service is $260 and it includes all the applicable fees (no hidden charges).

Reach out to Team Luna via email info@lunastraining.com or text +1 (213) 590-3036 for further information or if you’re ready to Learn with Luna! Click the Get Started button below to pay and reserve your spot!
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TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

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Must be completed before the issuance of a security guard registration card Power to
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  • Take the 8-hour Guard Card Class “Power to Arrest”.
  • Live scan processing for background checks through the DOJ and FBI.
  • BSIS application: we assist you with the application and electronic filing through BreEZe!
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16-hour training course within 30 days

8 hrs. mandatory training courses & 8 hrs. elective training courses Approved by the California BSIS, this course fulfills the 16-hour training requirements that need to be completed within 30 days for security officers to maintain their guard card license. This 16-hour training course for a
security guard is also divided into four courses:

Public Relations ( 4 hrs )

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The purpose of this course is based on the necessity of security personnel dealing with the
general public in a customer service role in addition to security and safety.

Observation and Documentation (4 hrs)

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The purpose of this course is to train officers to be efficient in observing the surroundings and documentation through both written and oral reports.

Communication and its Significance (4 hrs)

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The purpose of the communication and its significance course within the guard card training Los Angeles is to help security professionals communicate better with employees, clients, and the public.

Liability / Legal Aspects (4 hrs)

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The purpose of this training is to ensure security guards are well educated of the laws, rules, and regulations that govern their actions as a security officer.

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16-hour Guard Training Course Within 6 Months

  • Officer Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Management and Supervision
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Access Control
  • Crowd Control
  • Workplace Violence
  • Handling Difficult People
  • Preserving the Incident Scene

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Los Angeles Armed security guards need to file additional requirements to receive a certificate. The requirements include a certificate of completion for firearm training courses. It’s important to undergo a firearm training program in the State of California before becoming a certified security guard. You should:

  • Be a full citizen of the United States or be considered as a permanent resident.
  • Complete training courses and firearms program that is a total of 14 hrs.
    Apply for a firearm permit.
  • Apply for a firearm permit.

Classroom Instruction & Actual Firing Range Shooting

For the training course, 8 hours are devoted to classroom instruction and 6 hrs are devoted to the firing range. The actual training includes:

  • Emergency training and protocols
  • Weapons handling
  • Weapon terminology
  • Shooting training
  • Sensitivity training, including moral, legal, and ethical issues

What Does a Security Guard Need?
Security officers or guards control access to areas, monitor threats and illegal activies, enforce laws and protect people and property. The general requirements are needed if you want to be a security guard in California:

You must be at least 18 years old, You must complete a criminal background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). You need to undergo a Live Scan electronic fingerprint processing. You must complete a 40-hour course of required training.

Education requirements will depend on the employer, but most employers want to accept security personnel who hold the equivalent of a high school diploma. It is important since part of a security guard’s role is to write an incident report and documents. Some agencies also require security guards to pass the physical test before employment.

It is also necessary for security guards to complete the licensing process during the first few months of employment or OJT. To qualify for the licenses and secure a guard card, aspiring officers must first complete the mandatory training programs. License officers typically have to pass the written examinations that cover topics such as evidence handling, emergency procedures, and crime prevention. Practical skills courses such as firearms training are also often required, especially to confirm if an aspiring security guard has enough knowledge and ability to safely use weapons.

Luna’s Training Academy always makes sure that the aspiring guards are completely certified and have the necessary training requirements and courses. Besides, we also provide our training, whether it’s 8 hrs or 16 hours annual in service, to make sure that all of our guards adhere to our high standards.

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For Renewals

BSIS requires you to confirm that you’ve completed ALL of your continuing education training prior to guard card renewal.
If you require assistance from Luna’s with your renewal, please reach out to us ASAP via info@lunastraining.com as we may be able to help you renew via BreEZe.
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Benefits

Being a security guard in California comes with various benefits:

1- Skill Development: The role enhances valuable skills like observation, communication, and conflict resolution, contributing to personal and professional growth.

2- Efficient Problem Resolution: Security guards are trained in effective communication with the police, expediting the resolution of situations and ensuring a safer environment.

3- Opportunities for Advancement: With experience and additional training, security guards can progress to supervisory or management positions, offering career advancement possibilities.

4- Flexibility, Diversity, and Excitement: Having a security guard license provides flexibility, diverse work environments, excitement, and potential job growth in the field.