Cody S & Associates, Inc. is fully licensed by the CA BSIS to Administer the California Guard Card / Power to Arrest Course
(TFF #1330 / TIF #2149)
California Security Guard Training Requirements
A security guard must complete 40 hours of required training and an 8-hour refresher course every 12 months after completing the 40-hour course. As part of that training, a security guard must complete an 8-hour Power to Arrest training course prior to being placed on post. In addition, 16 hours of training is required within the first month and an additional 16 hours within the first six months.
What is the Guard Card Class?
POWER TO ARREST COURSE OUTLINE
The Power to Arrest Course consists of four (4) hours of training in both of the following two (2) subjects:
A. Powers to Arrest (
Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual on the training topics delineated at Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, including, without limitation, legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. The training will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs' Power to Arrest Training Manual and may include lecture, discussion, exercises and role-playing.
Overview of Power to Arrest Manual and subject matter.
Definition of arrest and discussion on the implications to the subject, the guard and the company.
Lecture/discussion on escalation and de-escalation techniques in the use of force.
Lecture/discussion in the use of restraint techniques and their implications.
Discussion of trespass laws and implications of enforcement.
Completion of the Power to Arrest Training Manual Test with 100% score in accordance with the Manual's Administering Instructions.
B. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) & Terrorism Awareness (
Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual on the subject matter and observation skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist event, and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event. The training will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs' Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk (DVD), Student Workbook and Facilitator Manual.
Introduction and overview of the training.
The Role of a Security Officer.
The Nature of Terrorism.
Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Coordinating and Sharing of Critical Information.
How to Obtain a California Guard Card - 3 Easy Steps
Step 1 - Take the 8-Hour Guard Card Class
Register for the online guard card class
Receive your completion certificate as soon as you complete the course
CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Licenses:
PSO / Proprietary Security Office Course Provider P-00038 | Security & Firearms Training Facility TFF1330 & TIF 2149
CA Dept. of Justice & FBI Certified Live Scan Fingerprinting Provider No. JD3