40 Hour Guard Card Package Deal

BSIS State License Numbers: TFF1296 & TFB1197

40 Hour Guard Card Package Deal – (Parts 1 & 2)

8hr guard card course – $21.95
32hr BSIS guard course – $74.95

Take this 40 hour guard card training course and get all your California Guard Card training done for less! 

This security guard training course includes the 8 hour Guard Card Course (Powers to Arrest and Appropriate Use of Force) and all 32 hours of training that new security guards are required to complete in their first six months of work.

Note: Many employers will not hire you until you have completed all 40 hours of training.

This security guard course includes:

  • Step 1: 8 hr guard card course
  • Step 2: 16 hrs of mandatory courses.
  • Step 3: 16 hrs of elective courses.
  • Bonus course content included at no extra charge.

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a guard card. The test at the end of the course is an open book, open notes test. We strongly suggest that students download and review the course manual prior to taking the test.

* Students must read the test questions and answers while taking tests.  No other reading is required for the course.

Note: The 8 Hour Guard Card Course (Part 1) is half self-paced/half instructor-led. The 32 hr (Part 2) is 100% self-paced online. Course fees do not include BSIS fees or LiveScan.

A certificate will be issued upon completion of the first 8 hours of the course to allow you to apply for your guard card.  An additional certificate will be issued upon completion of the entire 40 hours of training.

Course Information and Resources

Download the manual
Frequently Asked Questions

Course Length: 40 hours

Course Cost: $84.95

Timeline for required training

  • Part 1 – 8 hrs before you can work.
  • Part 2 – 16 hrs within 30 days.
  • Part 3 – 16 hrs within 6 months.
  • Total required by law – 40 hrs.

Note: Many employers will not hire you without all 40 hours.

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