Common Delays When Processing Your Security Guard License

California’s Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) receives hundreds of security guard applications each month. Processing can take up to six weeks. To avoid delays, BSIS lists the most common reasons why security guard applications are rejected. Here are some. The Name On The Application Doesn’t Match Live Scan Information Your information is run […]

Veterans Come First When Applying For Security Guard Licenses

California’s Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) has a “Veterans Come First” program that gives veteran applicants priority in the licensing process and assists in possibly having their military experience and training go towards their BSIS security guard license coursework. Veterans’ Assistance. Veterans are given direct BSIS email and phone access. Veterans are urged […]

Entry Level Security Guard Positions Open

Security guards are in demand. Entry-level security guard positions are available for newly licensed guards. Getting Licensed. In California, individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent and who pass FBI and Department of Justice background checks can become security guards after completing a state-certified eight-hour training course. Once completed, the state issues the individual […]

Need For Security Guards On The Rise

When crime increases, businesses feel vulnerable. That’s when business owners seek security solutions including the addition of security guards to keep their employees and customers safe. This demand is triggering an increased need for more trained security guards. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 140,000 security guards in California in […]

Security Guard Training—Handling Difficult People

One of the most common duties of a security guard is to diffuse conflicts. Arguments between employees and customers, between strangers and between people who know each other are on the rise. It seems some don’t mind saying what they feel even if it’s offensive and hurts others. That’s where security guard training comes in. […]

Security Guards Always On Alert

Most of a security guard’s work is to monitor behavior, interact with the public and look for suspicious activity. In many cases, security guards are the difference between calm and chaos. Making An Impact. The tragic events over the past few months have shown us that the work of security guards has never been more […]

Security Guards Are In Demand

With crime increasing everywhere, security guards are in demand. They are being asked to guard stores, malls, schools, religious institutions, events, businesses and residential areas as reports of break-ins, shootings and other violent acts dominate the daily news. For individuals interested in security guard careers, now is an ideal time to begin training. Before Training […]

Skills Needed To Be A Successful Security Guard

While training is vital to be a successful California security guard, other skills are needed as well. The U.S. Department of Labor laid out a list of abilities that are necessary to help undertake daily security guard tasks. Social Skills. The Labor Dept. said a successful guard should have a strong social and enterprising nature. […]

Number of Security Guards Grew In U.S. According To Latest Statistics

According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of security guards and gambling surveillance officers topped 1 million in 2020 with projections for 15 percent annual job growth through 2030. The job growth numbers are faster than the average for all occupations–with an additional 165,000 projected to be added each year. In […]

Job Satisfaction Guard Survey

A recent survey by the International Foundation For Protection Officers asked over 10,600 security guards questions about their duties and how they felt about their job. For those looking to enter the security guard field, the responses may be enlightening. Of the respondents, 59 percent said that a job as a security guard gave them […]



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