The Security Officer program is a 1 week, 40 hour training program that provides students the skills and knowledge to become a private security guard and prepares students to pass the BSIS exam and earn a guard card. This 40-hour training program delivers courses from the three categories outlined in Article 9 Section 643 of the California BSIS Security Guard Training Regulations. Students complete 8 hours of instruction in Section 643 I Power to Arrest Courses, 16 hours in Section 643 II Mandatory Courses and 16 hours in Section 643 III Elective Courses.
These 40 hours cover comprehensive security topics: powers to arrest, weapons of mass destruction, public relations, observation & documentation, communication, legal / liability aspects, and first aid / CPR among others. Students receive certificates of completion for each course completed within the training. Successful graduates become registered by BSIS as a security guard and work as an entry level guard. More than 90% of students are hired with an MCAS partner security firm before they begin training. The program includes course curriculum, LiveScan background check, and BSIS application fee.