Security Guard Card Training Industry

AEGIS Security & Investigations is licensed by the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services to provide California security guard card and proprietary security officer training and certification. The State of California mandates both a mandatory curriculum as well electives in order to obtain and maintain a current California guard card. For more information about the California Guard Card, CLICK HERE.

Security Guard Training Programs in Industry

8 Hour Online Guard Card Training/Refresher

The initial 8 hour security guard card training online and 8 hour guard card refresher training online is provided by professional instructors ONLY online for individuals to access via computer from the comfort of their home or workplace in Industry.

40 Hour Online Guard Card Training

Students access the online security guard card training individually and on their own schedule from the comfort of their home or workplace in Industry.

Guard Card Outline:

  • Initial 8 hour course to obtain a guard card: Powers to Arrest (4 Hours), Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism ( 4 hours)
  • Additional 16 hours of training within 30 days: Public Relations (4 Hours), Observation & Documentation (4 hours), Communications & its Significance (4 hours), Liability / Legal Aspects (4 hours)
  • Additional 16 hours of electives within six months: Evacuation Procedures (2 Hours), Access Control (2 Hours), Handling Difficult People (3 Hours), Workplace Violence (3 Hours), Preserving the Incident Scene (3 Hours), Crowd Control (3 Hours), Management and Supervision (4 Hours), Fire Safety ( 2 Hours), Officer Safety (4 Hours)

Powers to Arrest (4 Hours)

The first four hours of the California security guard training Industry is powers to arrest mandated by the State of California. This training is designed to teach new security guards about the law and how their job falls within the business and professions code. Included in this training are modules on the role and responsibilities of a security guard, basic observation techniques, where authority comes from, inspections and searches, arrestable offenses, private persons arrests, making arrests as well as reporting. In addition to the state standards, our basic powers to arrest security guard training Industry includes areas identified as best practices including intro to sexual harassment, emergency preparedness, checking IDs as well as understanding body language. The culmination of the powers to arrest training for the California security guard training Industry is a comprehensive final exam in which the student must achieve 100% to pass.

Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism (4 Hours)

The second half of the initial 8 hour California guard card training Industry 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.

California Guard Card Courses

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Public Relations (4 Hours)

This course is a BSIS mandated component guard card training Industry within the first 30 days of beginning work as a security guard. 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 guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry 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 Industry 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 Industry 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.

Guard card training Industry Electives
The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services mandates an additional sixteen (16) hours of security training within the first six months of working.

Topics include:

Evacuation Procedures (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the guard card training Industry is to understand how to react and facilitate evacuations during and after emergencies.

Access Control (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry is to enhance the guard’s skills in managing encounters with difficult people.

Workplace Violence (2 Hours) – The purpose of this topic within the guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry 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 guard card training Industry is to instruct the security guard on how to maintain personal and team safety at all times.

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