BSIS Documents for Licensing & Other Links

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Live Scan Forms

Security Guard with a Firearm

Complete this form you plan on becoming licensed as an Armed Security Guard within one year of obtaining your guard card. 

https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/livescan/guard_firearm.pdf


Security Guard without a Firearm

Complete this form you do NOT plan on becoming licensed as an Armed Security Guard within one year of obtaining your guard card. 

https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/livescan/guard.pdf

BSIS Application for Licenses

Security Guard Application

Complete this application to obtain your State of California Guard Card

https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/gappnew.pdf


Initial Firearm Permit Application

Complete this application after receiving your guard card and present the Certificate of Completion Page to your Firearms Instructor. This is the application to request your firearm license. 

https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/fq_initial.pdf


Renewal Firearm Permit Application

Complete this application if you COMPLETED ALL of your required Semi-Yearly Firearm qualifications.  Every licensed Armed Security Guard is required to complete TWO firearm requalifications within 1 year, not before 4 months of the last requalification and not after 6 months of your last requalification. 

https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/fq_renewal.pdf


BSIS Firearms Training Manual

June 2018 Firearm Training Manual

Print and review this manual if you plan on completing the Initial Firearms Course and this will provide you all the information such as the course of fire and topics of discussion for the course. 


Submit an Online Guard Card Application

Create a state account and submit your application electronically. This is by far the fastest way to become licensed as a Security Guard. Click on the link below and select New User category to create an account.  


Check on License Status

Click on the link below and enter your first name and last name.  Once your name appears under the Bureau of Security Investigative Services division and it says you are current, then you may print out a copy of the license information and begin working as a security guard or begin carrying a firearm. 


Register for Psychological Assessment for Firearm Permit

Click on this link to create an account with PSI Exams. After creating your account, select the Psychological Assessmehttps://search.dca.ca.gov/nt Exam and then chose your date/time. The fee will be $60.00 which need to be paid immediately.