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STEP 1 of 3:  Take and complete the CA state required 8-Hour Guard Card Course:

  1. Purchase either the 8-Hour Guard Card Course or the full 40-Hour BSIS Course Package from the Guard Card page of our website.

  2. Complete the online 8-Hour Guard Card Course (Powers of Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction) on our website.

  3. Write down the serial number listed on the certificate of completion, or print out the certificate. The certificate serial number is required for step 2 of this process.

STEP 2 of 3:  Submit the Online Security Guard Application to the CA State BSIS:

  1. Go to the CA State Department of Consumer Affairs website at: CA State Breeze Online License Application System to submit the online CA State Security Guard Application. On the home page, you need to click the link that says New Users - Breeze Registration on the lower right side of the page.

STEP 3 of 3: Get fingerprinted at an official Live Scan location:

If you submitted the BSIS Security Guard Application online, you can complete the Live Scan upon payment of online application fee. If you mailed a paper application, you should wait approximately 2-5 business days until before completing your Live Scan.

  1. Find a Live Scan location in your area:
    Click Here to find the location nearest to you.

  2. Obtain the Live Scan security guard forms from the BSIS:
    Click Here to download the Live Scan - Standard Security Guard form

  3. Completely fill out all 3 copies of the form. When the Live Scan is complete, the Live Scan operator sends one to the Sate of CA Department of Justice (DOJ), one to the FBI, and give the other to you to use when completing the state security guard application (step 3).
    The Live Scan process automatically sends the fingerprints into to the CA State Department of Justice (DOJ), and to the FBI computer systems.
    Filling out the Live Scan Forms: There are a lot of fields in the Live Scan forms you don't need to fill out. Fill out only the information you know about yourself, in the area outlined in RED on the image below. Leave all other fields blank. Billing Number and Misc Number do not need to be filled out.

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