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California BSIS Approved Security Training - Online
(Guard Card Class Online)

Complete the California 8-Hour Guard Card Class Online



Receive Your Guard Card and Begin Working
In As Little As 10 Business Days!!!!

Online Security Training Overview:

  • 8-Hour California Guard Card / Power to Arrest Course
    • Complete the 8-Hour guard card class online 
    • Never step foot in a classroom - 100% online from start to finish
    • We Are A California BSIS Licensed Security Training Facility 
    • Complete the course at your own pace
    • Course  certificate & instructor signed application form available online as soon as you finish the class
  • Why Should I Complete the Online 8-Hour Guard Card Class with Cody S & Associates?
    • Convenience - Many of our students don't have the time to take the traditional in person class, so they find our self-paced online guard card class to be the perfect solution to their busy schedules 
    • Easy to use - Our state of the art online classroom provides students with easy to use interactive videos, animated instructional modules, and a number of other user friendly features 
    • Affordable - Our online guard card class is significantly less expensive than the majority of in-person guard card classes that are offered by other California approved security training facilities

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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?


The Power to Arrest Course consists of four (4) hours of training in both of the following two (2) subjects:

A. Powers to Arrest (
4 hours)

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.

  1. Overview of Power to Arrest Manual and subject matter.
  2. Definition of arrest and discussion on the implications to the subject, the guard and the company.
  3. Lecture/discussion on escalation and de-escalation techniques in the use of force.
  4. Lecture/discussion in the use of restraint techniques and their implications.
  5. Discussion of trespass laws and implications of enforcement.
  6. 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 (
4 hours)

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.

  1. Introduction and overview of the training.
  2. The Role of a Security Officer.
  3. The Nature of Terrorism.
  4. Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  5. 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

Step 2 - Have Your Fingerprints Taken

Step 3 - Submit Your Application to the State