California Guard Card Renewal

How to Renew Your Security Guard Card

Like most professional service providers, security guards need to receive continuing education training in order to maintain their guard status.

Here are the requirements:

Once you are hired as a security guard, BSIS requires you to complete 32 hours of mandatory continuing education within six months of being hired.

  • 16 hours within 30 days
  • 16 hours within six months

After a year on the job, you will be required to take an additional eight hours of refresher continuing education within one year before your guard card can be renewed.

ACS offers online continuing education:

Continuing Education Training (32 hours of initial continuing education training)

Your Responsibilities

  • It’s your responsibility to keep BSIS informed of any change of address. You can submit a change of address by going online.
  • Guard licenses must be renewed every two years. Guards will receive a renewal application about 90 days before their guard card expires. Once received, renew immediately. By law, guards must submit their renewal application at least 60 days before the expiration date. Here is a link to the application and further renewal instructions.
  • Make sure you complete and sign the form and include payment. By signing the form, you are certifying that you completed the required continuing education courses. You can also renew online after logging in. The annual renewal fee is $35 but increases to $60 if filed late.
  • While waiting for your new guard card to arrive by mail, you can print out the renewed license with the new expiration date by logging into the BSIS site. Use the printed version until your card arrives. Remember, you are always required to carry your card and valid driver’s license with you while on duty.
  • If you fail to renew your guard card within 60 days after its expiration date, you must re-apply for a new guard card and re-take all the guard classes, pay for fingerprinting and pay all application fees.

FAQ’s:

 

Are you stuck at a Lesson/Page? Please Refresh the page.

You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  1. Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button at the right end of the location/address bar.
  2. Press “Ctrl + F5” or press “Ctrl + Shift + R” (Windows,Linux)

Change the Internet browser to Google chrome or Mozilla Firefox which works faster than other browsers.

How To Hard Refresh On A Mobile Device

Chrome Android:

  1. In Chrome, tap the menu button in the upper right hand (three vertical dots).
  2. Go to Settings > Privacy.
  3. Click “Clear Browsing Data”.
  4. In pop up, check the boxes next to the items you want to clear (including your cache) and click “Clear”

Firefox iPhone:

  1. Tap the “Tab” icon at the top right of your screen.
  2. Tap the cogwheel icon that appears on the upper left hand to open the “Settings” menu.
  3. Find the “Privacy” section in the Settings menu, and tap “Clear Private Data”.
  4. Tap the toggle next to the types of information you would like to delete (including your cache).
  5. In the “Clear Everything” Dialog, tap “Clear” to clear all of your data, including history.

Internet Explorer

Windows Phone:

  1. While in the Internet Explorer browser, click the ellipses (three dots) at the bottom of the screen.
  2. In the menu select Settings.
  3. Under Settings, click “Delete History”, confirm by clicking “Delete”
  4. Wait a few moments for your cache to clear.

 

Avoid Examination Errors
  1. Read the instructions before you begin. Note that if we begin the examination we need to finish it before logging out.Otherwise it moves back to the first question.
  2. Internet Explorer will likely give you errors when taking and submitting an class/lesson or Examination. Please use Google Chrome/Firefox.
  3. Close other browsers and windows, and only allow yours to be open when taking the examination.

 

I Forgot my Username/Password.

If you’ve forgotten the password for your 247 guard training, simply follow these steps:

  1. Please click on Lost your password link.
  2. Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

 

If you set up your 247 guard training with an alternate email address or mobile phone number, we can send you a temporary password. If you had a password of less than 8 characters, the new password as part of security standards will be a minimum of 8 characters.

 

About Temporary Passwords

Temporary passwords expire shortly. Be sure to update your password immediately after being provided a temporary password:

  • You can enter your temporary password when prompted during the online password reset process, or
  • You can log into 247 guard training with your temporary password.

In both cases, you will be prompted to change your password to a new password.You will not be able to reset your password .

 

If you are still having trouble accessing your account after following the steps above, 247 guard training support team is available to assist you.

 

I have slow internet and/or frequent connection drops.
To fix this, just get a little closer. If the router is located in a different room, try going into the room where the router is located and see if that fixes the issue. If this is a consistent issue, try to position your router higher (up on a shelf), away from other devices, which can interfere with it, and in a central location in your home.

 

How do I change the time it takes for my computer to lock? How to Set Your Computer to Lock Your Screen Automatically.
  1. Open the Control Panel on the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, and then in Personalization Tab /click Change Screen Saver.
  3. In the Wait box, choose 15 minutes
  4. Click On resume, display logon screen, and then click OK.

 

Best Practices

Before you start the Test:

Check your computer settings:

  • Check your internet connection
  • Disable popup blockers and/ or firewalls
  • Make sure your computer is free of viruses and/or spyware

Close all other programs running on your computer before you start a Class/Lesson. Do not take a quiz with other applications running in the background, such as movies, music, e‐mail, or IM (instant messaging).

Be certain that you are ready to take the test and set aside time in which you will be free from interruptions BEFORE clicking on the link to the test.

Do not enter any Class/Quiz until you are ready to take it!