HOW DO I OBTAIN A CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD? (Security officer license)
Step 1: Power to Arrest Instruction & Exam / Weapons of Mass Destruction
This course is for persons interested in becoming security officers in the State of
California. The course is required in order to apply for and receive a Guard Card.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. The application process requires a valid
photo identification (example; CA driver’s license or passport) and to provide a social
security number on the application with Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in
order to complete the background check.
The course includes:
Power to Arrest study material and exam
Weapons of Mass Destruction video and exam
What to Expect Working as a Security Officer study material and exam
This course is provided in “open book” format. You may review course materials and videos any time during the exam. Although you are required to pass the Power to Arrest exam with 100% accuracy, you are given unlimited attempts to get all the answers correct. This ensures that you absorb as much material as possible and understand the role and responsibility of a security officer in the state of California. After you complete the course, you must be fingerprinted via Live Scan (Step 2)