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Observation & Documentation Training: California Security Guard Card

4-Hour Course


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Topics include Report Writing, Field Notes, Interviewing, Patrol, Observation, and Handling Disruptive Individuals.

Course Outline
  1. NITA Course Introduction
  2. Report Writing and Field Notes
  3. Interviewing Techniques and Questions to Ask
  4. English as a Second Language and the Laws
  5. Patrol for the Security Guard
  6. Observation as a Security Guard
  7. Identifying Suspects and Violent Activity
  8. Handling Disruptive Individuals

Course Approval:

NITA is an approved training school by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). NITA's California school license number is ATG 2939 with Jeff Dingle as our approved instructor in California. We are approved to offer the required security guard training for licensure in California.

Course Description

  • As a Security Guard Registrant in California, you are required to complete 32 hours of training within six (6) months.
  • Part 1: Registrants need to complete 16 hours within 30 days. (8 hours of BSIS mandatory course training and 8 hours of BSIS elective course training)
  • Part 2: the remaining 16 hours within 6 months. (8 hours of BSIS mandatory course training and 8 hours of BSIS elective course training)

California Security Guard Card Observation and Documentation Training provides an in-depth review a Security Guard's Role in Observation and Documentation throughout daily activities. This course is considered a BSIS mandatory training course.

Course Completion

All courses include an end-of-course examination. Students must pass the exam for each topic above to receive credit for the training. Certificates will be available online immediately for all students.

Need more training?  Check out NITA's complete California Security Guard Card Training Options

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