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Guard Card Application Process

California Guard Card Course

Step 1 • Enroll and Complete the 8-hour Guard Card Course

The 8-hour Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction course must be completed before you can apply for a California guard card.

Step 2 • Get Fingerprinted

Visit a "Live Scan" fingerprint provider and submit your fingerprints for a required criminal background check.
California guard Card Application

Step 3 • Submit a Guard Card Application

Submit an online guard card application utilizing the Online Professional Licensing System or mail your application to BSIS.

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8-hour Guard Card Course

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