BSIS Refresher Courses


8-Hour Annual Refresher Training for Security Guards

Effective January 1, 2005 Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) requires all registered security guards to complete an 8-hour continuing education requirement every year. The continuing education requirement can be acquired through your employer or at our training facility. This training will consist of review of the Powers to Arrest, Weapons of Mass Destruction and other security officer skills. After completing the continuing education requirement, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

16-Hour Annual Refresher Training for Security Guards

Every newly licensed or employed security guard shall complete two of the mandatory courses within thirty (30) days from the day the guard’s registration card is issued (8 hours) or the day the guard begins employment. The remaining two mandatory courses each consisting of four (4) hours of instruction, shall be completed within the first six (6) months from the day the guard registration card is issued or the day the guard begins employment as a security guard. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6 (b) the following outline includes subjects that shall be taught and the maximum number of hours that will be allowed for completion of the mandatory courses.

Public Relations (Community & Customer)

4 Hours

  1. Recognizing Gender & Racial Harassment & Discrimination
  2. Respect:
    • Stereotyping
    • Attitude
  3. Verbal Skills / Crisis Intervention
  4. Introduction to Diversity
  5. Substance Abuse & Mental Illness
  6. Ethics & Professionalism
    • Appearance
    • Command Presence
    • Proper Conduct

Observation & Documentation

4 Hours

  1. Report Writing
  2. English as a Second Language
  3. Observation and Patrol Techniques
  4. Asking Appropriate Questions
  5. Observing Suspects / Suspicious Activity

Communication and its Significance

4 Hours

  1. Internal:
    • Protocols Pursuant to Contract (Who to Contact & When)
    • Radio / Monitors
    • Other Technology
  2. External:
    • Emergency / First Responders
    • Medical Personnel
    • Police / Sheriff / Other Enforcement
    • City Services / Government Services

Liability / Legal Aspects

4 Hours

  1. Personal / Contractor / Employer
  2. Criminal, Civil, Administrative
  3. BSIS Code & Regulations
  4. Role of a Security Guard

Tuition Options:

  • BSIS 8-Hour Security Guard Refresher Course (1 day) – $100
  • BSIS 16-Hour Security Guard Refresher Course (2 days) – $200