Required CA State Guard Card Course -
This class is the first step required to getting a
It consists of 4-Hours of required Power-to-Arrest training and 4-Hours of
required Weapons of Mass Destruction training. The is based on the CA Department of Consumer Affairs' Power to Arrest Training Manual, and CA State BSIS course syllabus.
All CA State security guards are required by the Bureau of Security
and Investigative Services (BSIS) to take this course before they can submit
their CA State Guard Card Application.
Three Steps to Getting a Guard Card:
Step 1: Take this 8-hour course and receive certificate.
Step 2: Get Fingerprints done by a Live Scan Operator.
Step 3: Submit CA State Online Security Guard Application.
Power to Arrest and Weapons of
Course Overview: The Power to Arrest
and Weapons of Mass Destruction Course consists of four (4) hours of training in both of
the following two (2) subjects:
Power to Arrest - 4 hours (REQUIRED)
familiarize and instruct the individual on the training
topics delineated at Business and Professions Code
section 7583.7, including, without limitation, legal
aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements
relating to the arrest of an individual. The training
will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs' Power
to Arrest Training Manual and may include lecture,
discussion, exercises and role-playing.
Overview of Power
to Arrest Manual and subject matter.
arrest and discussion on the implications to the
subject, the guard and the company.
on escalation and de-escalation techniques in the
use of force.
in the use of restraint techniques and their
Discussion of trespass
laws and implications of enforcement.
Completion of the
Power to Arrest Training Manual Test with 100% score
in accordance with the Manual's Administering
Weapons of Mass
Destruction & Terrorism Awareness
- 4 hours
Objective: To familiarize
and instruct the individual on the subject matter and
observation skills required to identify and report
precursor activities to a terrorist event, react
appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist
event, and remain safe while helping control the scene
after a terrorist event. The training will utilize the
Department of Consumer Affairs' Weapons of Mass
Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security
Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk
(DVD), Student Workbook and Facilitator Manual.
Introduction and overview of the training.
The Role of a Security Officer.
- The Nature of Terrorism.
- Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
Coordinating and Sharing of Critical Information.