BSIS COURSES: BSIS GUARD CARD and EXPOSED FIREARM PERMIT
All CA BSIS Guard Card and Exposed Firearm Permit courses are taught at Sacramento's finest state-of-the-art classroom and firearms facility, The Gun Range, 3479 Orange Grove Ave., in North Highlands. Areas served are the Greater Sacramento area including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Solano, San Joaquin, Yuba and Sutter Counties.
BSIS CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD COURSE
** SPECIAL COMBINED COURSE - All courses DESCRIBED
(Parts 1, 2, & 3) for only $325.00
This special combined 40 hour course incorporates
all three parts required by California State law.
SPECIAL PRICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF ALL 3 PARTS (40 HRS)
ARE COMPLETED WITHIN THE SAME 5-DAY WEEK
For available class scheduling go to: TheGunRange.biz
Schedule, enroll and pay for the course directly.
PART 1: Power to Arrest & Weapons of Mass Destruction:
(REQUIRED FOR INITIAL GUARD CARD APPLICATION)
Total Course Time: 8 Hours
Part A: Power to Arrest (4 hours)
Requires passage of a written examination with a score of 100%.
The first four hours of the California security guard training is powers to arrest mandated by the State of California (California Business and Professions Code section 7583.7). This training is designed to teach new security guards about the law and how their job falls within the business and professions code.
Modules covered in this training:
The role and responsibilities of a security guard
Basic observation techniques
Where authority comes from
Inspections and searches
Private persons arrests
Making arrests as well as reporting
In addition to the state standards, our basic powers to arrest security guard training includes areas identified as best practices including intro to sexual harassment, emergency preparedness, checking IDs, and understanding body language.
At the end of the powers to arrest training for the California security guard training is a comprehensive final exam in which the student must achieve 100% to pass.
Part B: Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness (4 hours)
The second half of the initial 8 hour California security guard training is comprised of a module on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. The outline of the course as well as much of the content is mandated by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and was developed in partnership with the private sector. The objective of the course to provide an introduction of identifying and reporting pre-incident indicators as well as assisting in controlling a scene after a terrorist incident. This training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals student workbook and videos. In addition, our course includes an introduction to active shooter incidents.
Course Fee: $70.00
PART 2: Continuing Education: (REQUIRED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF STARTING WORK)
Total Course Time: 16 Hours
This second tier of training, in accordance with California Law, provides the student with a total of 16 hours of continuing education, focusing on topics critical to success as a private Security Officer. These mandated training components MUST be completed within the first 30 days of beginning work as a security guard.
Public Relations - Community & Customer (4 Hours)
The purpose of a course on public relations is based on the necessity of security guards dealing with the public at large in a customer service role in addition to security. Topics include discrimination and harassment, respecting others and stereotyping, verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention, diversity, substance abuse, mental illness, ethics, physical manifestation of crime, perception, dealing with the disabled, managing incidents, technology, confidentiality, and reporting to the public.
Observation & Documentation (4 Hours)
This course is a mandated component security guard training within the first 30 days of beginning work as a security guard. The purpose of this course is to train guards to be more effective in observing their environment and documentation through both written and oral reports. Topics include observation, environmental awareness, patrols, witness questions, group characteristics, report writing, note taking, narrative reporting, and reporting types.
Communication and its Significance (4 Hours)
This course is a mandated component security guard training within the first 30 days of beginning work as a security guard. The purpose of the communication and its significance course within the guard card training is to help security professionals communicate better with employees, clients, and the public. Topics include how to ask questions, body language, deception, barriers to communication, written communication, communicating through technology, communicating with the press and government, phonetic alphabet and ten codes, as well as de-escalation.
Liability and Legal Aspects (4 Hours)
This course is a mandated component security guard training within the first 30 days of beginning work as a security guard. The purpose of this training is to ensure security guards are well educated of the laws, rules and regulations that govern their actions as a security officer. Topics include an overview of the constitution, California law, description of crimes, liability, and the role of the security officer.
Course Fee: $150.00
PART 3: Continuing Education: (REQUIRED WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF STARTING WORK)
Total Course Time: 16 Hours
This final portion of training is elective coursework. SACRAMENTO FIREARMS TRAINING incorporates the following topics into its Phase Three course:
Searching & Handcuffing
Criminal Law & Essential Codes
Evacuation Procedures (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to understand how to react and facilitate evacuations during and after emergencies.
Access Control (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to provide the guard an understanding of identification, CCTV, access control processes, procedures and technology.
Handling Difficult People (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to enhance the guard’s skills in managing encounters with difficult people.
Workplace Violence (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to help security guards understand the precursors to workplace violence, reporting, as well as how to react in various situations.
Preserving the Incident Scene (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to provide instruction to guards on how to maintain an incident scene until law enforcement arrives.
Crowd Control (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to instruct security guards on best practices on how to manage large crowds.
Management & Supervision (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to enhance the security guards ability to work in capacities as a supervisor and upper management.
Fire Safety Course (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to teach the security guard characteristics of the different types of fires as well as how to extinguish them.
Officer Safety (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the security guard training is to instruct the security guard on how to maintain personal and team safety at all times.
Course Fee: $150.00
BSIS CA GUARD CARD COURSE - ANNUAL REFRESHER (8 HR)
This 8 hours course of instruction will review basic laws of arrest, liability prevention, and update officers on any new legislation or regulations that affect the security industry in California. Upon completion the student will be given a certificate of completion. This certificate should be kept in the personnel file of the employee.
Duration: 8 hours
There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the course is accessible to any person who has a current CA BSIS Guard Card.
BSIS CA EXPOSED FIREARM PERMIT
Duration and Schedule: 16 hours
For available class scheduling go to: TheGunRange.biz - you may enroll and pay for the course directly.
This 16 hr comprehensive BSIS Exposed Firearms permit course will include classroom instruction, firearms instruction, and shooting range qualification. This course will emphasize handgun fundamentals, target acquisition under stress, and instinctive handgun combatives.
– All students must provide sufficient ammunition for practice and qualification (per caliber they wish to qualify with)
– Ammunition is available for purchase at the range.
– All targets will be included.
– Eye protection and hearing protection is mandatory and is available to rent or purchase.
– Range fees are included.
– The course fee covers one handgun caliber; each additional caliber is $15. Handguns are available to rent for $15; all fees will be collected the day of the course).
1. All applicants are responsible for submission of an application to the BSIS (cost of $100). SACRAMENTO FIREARMS TRAINING will assist you with filling out the application on the first day of class.
2. Applicants must also submit a LiveScan fingerprint background check with the application at an additional cost. That cost varies depending on which location the Live Scan is completed.
3. All initial Exposed Firearm Applicants are required to complete a psychological assessment. This assessment will be used to determine if the applicant displays the appropriate judgement, restraint and self-control needed to carry a firearm in the course of their duties. Please visit the BSIS website for further information.
NOTE: SACRAMENTO FIREARMS TRAINING is not responsible for the denial of applications due to criminal backgrounds or failed assessments and denial is not cause for a refund of training.
4. Applicant must provide SACRAMENTO FIREARMS TRAINING with evidence of United States citizenship and/or legal residency. The following documents may be used:
INS alien resident status
Military DD214 (discharge honorable)
5. State law mandates that applicants be at least 21 Years of age (at time of application), free of felony convictions and violent misdemeanors, including narcotics crimes and weapons charges. The applicant should discuss any prior convictions with a SACRAMENTO FIREARMS TRAINING instructor prior to enrolling in any weapons courses.
REQUIRED ITEMS: A Revolver (.38/.357) or Semi-automatic pistol (9mm, .40, .45), 100 rounds of ammunition per firearm; at least two magazines (or speed loaders) per firearm, and a strong-side holster (OUTSIDE THE WAISTBAND STYLE ONLY).
Fees: $180 (includes range fees)
APPLICANTS MUST have a current CA BSIS Guard Card on file with Sacramento Firearms Training before taking this course. Applicants may be required to demonstrate shooting proficiency at the beginning of the class.
A standard BSIS shooting proficiency test will be administered and will include drawing from a holster; a minimum score is required to certify for the California BSIS EXPOSED FIREARMS PERMIT. Upon successful completion a course completion certificate will be issued.