BSIS: Guard Card, Firearms, and Baton Certification Courses

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BSIS GUARD CARD Certification Course

Looking to obtain your guard card with ease in California? Look no further than Split Second Response - a trusted BSIS-certified provider. Join us every Thursday, starting at 8:30 a.m. for our professional BSIS-certified guard card course. Click the button below to register now!

POWERS TO ARREST AND APPROPRIATE USE OF FORCE TRAINING MANUAL (ca.gov)

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At Split Second Response, we offer a range of comprehensive and cutting-edge Security Training Courses designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the field of security and personal protection. Our courses are led by expert instructors with years of experience in law enforcement and security, ensuring that our students receive the highest-quality training available.

We understand that security training is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, which is why we offer a variety of courses to meet the needs of our diverse student body. Whether you are seeking to obtain a Guard Card, looking to specialize in firearms or baton training, or seeking to gain specialized skills in areas such as first aid, CPR, or use of force, we have the courses and the expertise to help you succeed.

Power to Arrest and Authorized Use of Force (Guard Card)

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Guard Card Course

Course Price: $160.00 (this includes the BSIS application fee of $60)

CA law requires all security guards to pass a 40-hour BSIS Powers to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction certification course to possess a CA state-issued Guard Card. This initial 8-hour course will allow you to obtain your CA BSIS Guard Card. In addition, you will also be required to pass 32 hours of training (which you can enroll in our online courses via Defencify), which must be completed within 6 months after applying for the guard card.

After enrolling in the Guard Card course, please make sure that you arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Class starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Requirements:

1. Must possess a valid CA Driver’s License, ID Card, or U.S. Passport

2. Must be at least 18 years old or older

3. Must be a citizen of the United States or have permanent legal alien status.

4. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to take the course. SPLIT-SECOND RESPONSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE.

Please Bring the following Items:

1. Pen and notebook

2. CA Photo ID, DL, or U.S. Passport and Social Security Card (original)

Suggestion: Download the BSIS Powers to Arrest training manual to study before class by clicking the link: POWER TO ARREST TRAINING MANUAL (ca.gov) and click the following link for the Weapons of Mass Destruction student workbook: WMD Training - Student Workbook

Note: The cost of the course includes the BSIS application fee ($60). The Live Scan fee for the DOJ/FBI Criminal Background Check which is a mandatory requirement, is not included.

For faster processing, it is recommended to submit your application online by going to the BSIS website and registering/logging into BREEZE. You will receive your BSIS Guard Card within 2-6 weeks.

To continue supporting our customers and instructors, Split Second Response requires 3 days (72 hours) of cancellation/rescheduling notice before your scheduled arrival date and time; otherwise, we will charge you a cancellation/rescheduling fee of 25%.

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MANDATORY COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory training consisting of 32 Hours of Continuing Education/Skills Training is required by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) within 6 months of registration as a new security guard, or employment, as detailed below:

16 Hours within 30 days of registration, or employment, (8 Hours of Mandatory Topics and 8 Hours of Elective Topics). The elective topics include 1.) Public Relations, 2.) Observation and Documentation, 3.) Communication and It's Significance, and 4.) Liability and Legal Aspects.

Additional 16 hours within 6 months of registration, or employment, (8 Hours of Mandatory Topics and 8 Hours of Elective Topics)

By clicking the following link, you can complete all of the BSIS training requirements for new license holders online, which could make you more marketable to security companies that are hiring. Please keep in mind that as of July 1, 2023, all Guard Card courses must be completed in person. https://defencifytraining.com/discount/SSR10

Cost: $50 per course

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bsis baton course

Baton Course

To carry a baton as a CA Security Guard, you are required to take an 8-hour BSIS Baton Training Course. Upon completion of the baton training and upon passing the written test, you will receive your Baton Permit.

**Carrying a baton without a BSIS baton permit and a valid BSIS guard card is a Felony in California.**

Course Description:

The BSIS Baton Training Course is designed to teach students discretion, restraint, and techniques involving baton handling. The course will cover moral/legal aspects, use of force, and de-escalation. The training will cover the use of straight batons and expandable batons. The first 4 hours of the course cover the classroom portion and a written test (must pass to continue). The last 4 hours cover the practical hands-on techniques. Your BSIS Baton Permit will be issued upon successful completion of this 8-hour course.

Note: ***Only registered Security Guards or Security Guard applicants may enroll in this course***

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration. The class begins at 9:00 a.m.

Suggestion: Download the BSIS Baton training manual to study before class. You can download the training manual by clicking on the link: Bureau of Security and Investigative Services -Baton Training Manual - Administrative Procedures - January 2020 (ca.gov)

Course Outline:

1. Moral and legal aspects of baton usage

2. Use of force

3. De-escalation and escalation of force

4. First aid for baton injuries

5. Practical hands-on technique of baton handling.

Requirements:

1. Must possess a valid CA Driver’s License or ID Card

2. Bring a valid BSIS Guard Card

3. Must be at least 18 years of age or older

4. Must be a U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident alien status

5. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to take the course.

Clothing:

1. Must wear a belt

2. Loose comfortable clothing, no sweats

SPLIT-SECOND RESPONSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVE TO ANYONE.

To continue supporting our customers and instructors, Split Second Response requires 3 days (72 hours) of cancellation/rescheduling notice before your scheduled arrival date and time; otherwise, we will charge you a cancellation/rescheduling fee of 25%.

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BSIS Firearms Certification Course

Course Outline

At Split Second Response, we are proud to offer the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) Firearms Certification Course. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to safely and effectively use firearms in a security context. Click the link for the BSIS Firearms Training Manual Bureau of Security and Investigative Services - Firearms Training Manual (ca.gov)

The course consists of both a classroom lecture portion and a shooting range training portion. During the lecture portion, students will learn about the moral and legal aspects of firearm use, safe handling, cleaning the firearm, fundamentals of shooting, drawing, holstering, and emergency situations. They will also cover the use of force, and de-escalation, and take a written test to assess their knowledge.

Once students have successfully completed the lecture portion of the course, they will move on to the shooting range training portion. Here, they will receive hands-on instruction in firearm safety, handling, and shooting techniques, under the guidance of our expert instructors.

At the end of the course, students who pass both the written and shooting range tests will receive a BSIS Exposed Firearm Permit, valid for two years. With our comprehensive curriculum and expert instruction, our students gain the skills and knowledge they need to safely and effectively use firearms in any security context.

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