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Security Guard Training (service to be offered in near future by the operators of this site). Serving:

  • Long Beach
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Torrance
  • Carson
  • Long Beach
  • Gardena
  • Lomita
  • Harbor City
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Redondo Beach
  • Wilmington
  • San Pedro
  • Terminal Island
  • Hawthorne
  • Lawndale
  • Lennox
  • LAX
  • Weschester
  • Inglewood
  • Catalina
  • Temecula
  • Murrieta
  • Riverside
  • Corona

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Advertisement notice:  Only state-licensed training facilities are referred here, as follows.  If you see any that are not currently state-licensed, please notify the operator of this site.  Here are the training facilities:

Academy Security Training - Torrance (TFF 1185)
Academy Security Training - Oceanside (TFF 1211)
AKI Security Training Center - Huntington Beach (TFF 1140)
Security Training Center - Upland (TFF 1344)
CCW USA - San Diego (TFF 1226)
Goldstar Tactical Training - Ontario (TFF 1187)
PSTA - San Diego (TFF 4)
NorCal Training Academy - San Francisco (TFF 139)
Security Officers Training Academy/ SOTA - San Bernardino (TFF 5120
Universal Security Academy - Sacramento (TFF 1155)

Resources and news for California Security Guards, Executive Protection Specialists, Bodyguards, Training Facilities, Firearms Instructors - Training, Jobs, News, BSIS License Lookup

How much do security guards make?

  • Fact:  Security guards are among the highest demand jobs in California and in the US.
  • Fact:  Demand for private security guards has surged since "911".
  • Fact:  The job outlook for this career is very promising as the trend is for more demand.
  • Fact:  Security guard skills and qualifications allow you to work almost anywhere in the state.
  • Fact:  Security guards need to be trained in a state-approved curriculum.  Since 2004 when AB 2880 was enacted into law, a guard needs to have California guard card with 40 hours of training in the first year, and 8 hours of training annually to renew.  More hours are needed to qualify for a firearm and baton.
  • Fact:  You don't need to stress over this.  It can be done easily with the proper guidance presented in this site! (So be sure to bookmark this page.)

Bookmark this page and return regularly for resources and news about issues of interest to security guards, whether experienced, trainees or prospects.  And to look for jobs! --- Check out the Job Listings by County below.  This site should be of interest to executive protection specialists, bodyguards, firearms and baton instructors, training facilities and licensed security agencies also.  We'll do our best to keep you apprised of the requirements for obtaining and maintaining the California guard card issued by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).


Security Guard Jobs/Employment

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Security Guard Training for BSIS-approved Courses - Serving:

  • West Los Angeles
  • Westwood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bel Air Estates
  • Hollywood and Hollywood Hills
  • Brentwood
  • Malibu, Woodland Hills, Encino, San Fernando Valley
  • Venice, Santa Monica and Palisades
  • Baldwin Hills, Leimart Park, Ladera Heights, Crenshaw District
  • Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Santa Clarita, Calabasas, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara
  • Seal Beach
  • Cerritos
  • Artesia
  • Lakewood
  • Paramount
  • Compton
  • Bellflower
  • Downey
  • Monterey Park
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • San Gabriel
  • Ontario
  • Pasadena
  • El Monte
  • West Covina
  • Whittier
  • Commerce
  • Bell Gardens
  • South Gate
  • San Dimas
  • Azusa
  • Burbank
  • La Crescenta
  • Glendale
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Brea
  • Buena Park


  • Fullerton
  • La Habra
  • Rowland Heights
  • Irvine
  • Anaheim
  • Anaheim Hills
  • Diamond Bar
  • Westminster
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Yorba Linda
  • Orange
  • Villa Park
  • Santa Ana
  • Fountain Valley
  • Costa Mesa
  • El Toro
  • Cypress
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Simi Valley
  • Moorpark
  • Lancaster
  • Palmdale
  • Norco
  • Riverside
  • Fontana
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • San Bernardino
  • Fontana
  • Loma Linda
  • Redlands
  • Moreno Valley
  • Corona
  • Temecula/Murietta
  • Perris
  • Lake Elsinore
  • San Clemente
  • Dana Point
  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Escondido
  • La Jolla
  • San Diego

*Note:  BSIS is the acronym for Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
CALSAGA is the acronym for California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates

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