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Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Training

GuardCardCourses.com just one of just a few companies that are now certified by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) to offer the full 16-Hours of CA State required PSO training online. We are currently offering the California State required 16-Hour Package for $79.95

NOTE: If you have multiple guards that need PSO training, we have discounts from 20-40% off. Call us at (415) 754-8273. We also include a specialized Security Guard Training Management System included free to any company that purchases courses from us. The system helps you track your employee training from start to finish, including being able to directly print the BSIS required certificates.

16-Hour BSIS Certified PSO Course (PSO-100) - $79.95

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Frequently Asked Questions about PSOs

  • What is a PSO License, and who needs one?
    If you work in a security capacity for any company that is not Private Patrol Operator (PPO or Security Company), you are now required to either have a Guard Card or a PSO License. With a Guard Card, you can work for any PPO or any non-PPO company in a security capacity. With a PSO license, you can work for a single non-PPO company. Any non-PPO company that hires guards in California is considered a Proprietary Private Security Employer (PSE), and they are required to have a BSIS PSE license. When you work for a specific night club, entertainment company, hotel, sports team, or any other business in a security capacity, you can get a PSO license that allows you to work as a proprietary private security officer for that specific company.

    IMPORTANT: If you have a Guard Card, you don't need a PSO license, you can work for any PSE employer with just the Guard Card. Many employers seem to be sending folks with guard cards to get PSO licenses when they don't need it.

  • How do I get a PSO License/Registration?
    Submit a PSO Application to the BSIS, along with a a check or money order for $50, and a PSO Live Scan form signed by the Live Scan operator.    PSO LiveScan Form   -   PSO BSIS Application

  • What are the training requirements for a registered PSO?
    All PSOs must complete a 16-hour course within the first six months of receiving the PSO registration, or within six months of the date of hire by the PSO employer.  The training consists of 2-hours of Powers to Arrest, 2-hours of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness, and 12-hours of security related courses as outlined in the syllabus. See the Training Syllabus BSIS web site. This is the exact training program offered by the GuardCardCourses.com 16-Hour PSO Training package.

  • How long does the PSO application process take?
    Average processing time is approximately 30 days. Issuance of the PSO registration is dependent on several factors including the completion of the criminal history check by the Department of Justice and the FBI.

  • How can I check the status of my application?
    You can contact the BSIS at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 322-4000.

  • At what point am I required to obtain a PSO registration?
    With some exceptions, when you are working exclusively for one employer, your primary duty is to provide security services for his or her employer, your services are not contracted to any other entity or person, and you meet both of the following criteria: (a) You are required to wear a distinctive uniform clearly identifying you as a security officer, and (b) you are likely to interact with the public while performing your duties. For exceptions to these requirements, see Business and Professions Code section 7574.

  • Can I work on a temporary registration?
    No, you must have a valid PSO registration in your possession before going on duty.

  • If I have a conviction, can I still apply for a PSO registration?
    Yes, applicants with criminal histories will be considered and registration decisions are rendered on a case-by-case basis.

  • If I have a CA State Guard Card, do I need a PSO registration?
    No, if you have a CA State Guard Card, you can work for any PSE or Private Patrol Operator (PPO).

  • Can a PSO carry a firearm or baton?
    No, under no circumstances can a PSO carry a deadly weapon.

  • How do I know that all this information offered by GuardCardCourses.com is legitimate?
    You can see all the exact same information on the BSIS website:  BSIS PSO Fact Sheet.

 

 

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