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Security Guard, Certificate of Completion

Banner Code: 2_NCG_CJSG
Control Number: 43587
Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Security Guard Certificate of Completion is a one week, 40 hour training program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to become a private security guard. This certificate prepares students to take the Bureau of Security and Investigation Services (BSIS) exam and earn a guard card. Attainment of a guard card will require a background check and separate fees paid to the State of California.

These courses satisfy the following Bureau of Security and Investigative Service (BSIS) training requirements:

  • The power to arrest training must be completed prior to the issuance of a Security Guard Registration (BPC Sections 7583.6 and 7583.8).
  • Thirty-two (32) hours of training in security officer skills must be completed within the first six (6) months of registration.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Compare the roles of security guards and sworn law enforcement.
  2. Evaluate criminal and civil liability issues surrounding use of force.
  3. Create a plan to handle confrontation.
  4. Perform guard safety tactics.

Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:

  • Security guard

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Hours
Required Courses
CJ G010NRole of a Security Guard8
CJ G011NSecurity Guard Supplemental32
Total Hours40