Step 1: 8 Hour Guard Card Course $49.00
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Overview of Powers to Arrest, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. After this course students may apply for a license.
This 8 Hour Guard Card Course is the required course a security guard must complete in order to receive a California Guard Registration Card (Guard Card). California law requires all security guards to be licensed through the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. The license is called a Guard Registration Card, or “Guard Card” for short.
Before applying for a “Guard Card”, the applicant must first complete a prescribed course to include four hours of training in the “Powers to Arrest” and four hours of course work on “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” 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 print the course manual prior to taking the test.
* On-line students must read the test questions and answers while taking tests. No other reading is required for the on-line course.