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Phase 1 - Getting Started as a Security Officer

Andrea Fritz

Weekly Event - Every 2 weeks - Every Monday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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The State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) requires that a security guard MUST complete a 40 hour training course (Phase 1, 2 and 3). The full 40 hour course can be taken over a six month period of time or you can complete the training in just five days.

The 40 hour course is highly recommended and it’s mandated by the State of California. 

In order to begin the process of applying to the state for a security guard card there is a three step process.


STEP ONE-It is mandatory that you receive this first eight hours (8) of instruction.

During the first four (4) hours of the course we provide instruction on California State regulations, state laws pursuant to private person’s arrests, and the responsibilities of security personnel.  


The last four hours of this course will highlight the types of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), recognition and policies in reporting potential WMD’s, recognition of potential terrorist targets, and more.

This course will provide participants with the initial state mandated information required for future employment with a private or in house security company.   

At the end of the training day you will be given a certificate of completion by Core Training Solutions. 

STEP TWO-Students must submit an application to The State of California.  The cost for the on-line application is $51. This guard card application goes directly to the state and is a set price the state has mandated.You will receive assistance from our staff in order to process the information to the state.



STEP THREE- The final step of the application process is the 'Live-Scan" fingerprint process. When you get your fingerprints completed the information is sent to DOJ and FBI. For your convenience we will provide you with this service at our location!


Once your record is cleared by DOJ and FBI your results are sent to BSIS.

Your BSIS application (STEP 2) and your clearance (STEP 3) will meet at BSIS and you will be issued an official Guard Card number.

We will show you how to get onto the BSIS website and download your Guard Card number in order to begin employment while you wait for the official card in the mail.  

 Assembly Bill 2880 was established in order that a security guard continue with their training. The bill mandates that every licensed security guard MUST take another 16 hours of training (Phase 2) within the first 30 days of employment.

  • Assembly Bill 2880 also states that a security guard must receive an additional 16 hours of training within six months of employment.
  • The 40 hours of training must be completed in order to be in compliance with the State of California regulations. 

NOTE: If there hours are not complete within six months your security guard registration will be subject to revocation, suspension and/or fine by the Bureau. If a guard is fined it can be up to $500.00.

We have set up a convenient, simple and cost efficient way to complete the 40 hours of training. When you sign-up for the 40 hours course you will receive all of the mandated training and receive certificates of completion for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.

When you sign up for Phase 3 you will receive your Chemical Agents AND Handcuffing Certification at NO extra cost! This alone is a $60.00 savings! 

Are you a Veteran or Active Military? 

Our staff will help you expedite the process with the state with the Veterans First Program.  

All Veterans and their spouses will receive a discount on these courses. Please call our office at 510-625-1505 for more information.

Have questions about Phase 1 - Getting Started as a Security Officer? Contact Andrea Fritz


Core Training Solutions
2701 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Weekly Event - Every 2 weeks - Every Monday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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