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Part 1: (within 30 days) California Security Guard Card -16 hours

16-Hour Course


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Part 1 includes 16 hours of the BSIS required training needed within the first 30 days of licensure. 

Course Outline
  1. NITA Course Introduction
  2. CA BSIS Code of Regulations, Rules and Laws Governing Security Guards
  3. Security Officer's Desirable Qualities
  4. Gender and Racial Harassment and Discrimination
  5. Active Listening and Respect for the Security Guard
  6. Security Guards and Public Relations with the Community and Law Enforcement
  7. Observation and Documentation and it's Importance
  8. Field Notes and Report Writing
  9. Essential Interviewing Skills
  10. Security Officer and Patrol
  11. Bomb Threats and Officer Safety
  12. Weapons and De-Escalation for the Security Officer
  13. Hazardous Materials and Safety
  14. Crowd Controls - Definitions and Types of Crowds
  15. Use of Force and Security Behavior

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 licensing in California.

Course Description

Part 1 California Security Guard Card Pre-Licensing Training.  This Training is the REQUIRED training needed within the first 30 days for all CA BSIS Security Registrants.

This 16-hour course includes 8 hours of mandatory training and 8 hours of elective training from CA BSIS.

  • BSIS Mandatory Training: Public Relations and Observation/Documentation
  • BSIS Elective Training: Officer Safety and Crowd Control

Security Professionals play a critical role in maintaining and restoring order in various situations. As a licensed Security Guard in California, after your powers to arrest training, you are required to complete an additional 32 hours of training for licensure. (16 hours within 30 days, and 16 hours within 6 months).  NITA offers all of this board-approved training in one course, available online for your convenience.  Our online training follows all guidelines from the BSIS CA Code of Regulations (Section 643, Title 16, Division 7).

Available in a 100% online format that lets you learn whenever and wherever you want, this course provides an in-depth review of how to handle public relations as a Security Guard, observation/documentation, the significance of communication, liability and legal issues, officer safety, crowd control, incident scene, and fire safety.

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.

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