Are you considering a career as a security guard? You must have a California license to serve as an officer. Consequently, you should familiarize yourself with the state’s regulations. Being at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate is mandatory. See the rest below.
Here is how to receive a qualification in a few steps.
The cost of applying for a certificate varies. It depends on the way you apply. If you request online, the price is $50, plus a $1 convenience fee. The traditional (paper) way is also $50. There are no additional charges (only postal). However, it will take you longer. The process is not quite easy. It is the same for the state of Michigan.
Fingerprinting is $32 for the Department of Justice and $19 for the FBI. This brings the total to $51.
Note that you need to pay for training as well. It is about $44.95. In addition, it is actually worth the money. You can rest assure that it meets BSIS criteria.
BSIS also handles the renewal process. As soon as your license is about to expire, they mail the proper form. In case you do not have it, obtain one at a SOTA facility. You may also renew only provided that you do not carry a gun permit. It usually takes around two weeks.
If it expires for 60 days or more, you can no longer change the status. In that case, you would have to complete approved classes again. Not to forget about background screening and paperwork. The fee is $35 ($60 if you are late).
California is one of the few places in the US that refuses to recognize other jurisdictions’ authorizations. Those who want to work there must first complete the necessary training. In addition, testing is necessary as well. To clarify, if you wish to work here, you have to re-accredit. Past experience does not count in this case. The same goes for professional courses. It is only useful for potential job positions.
Even so, it may be acceptable in other states. The current situation will continue unless a nationwide standard is established.