Security Guard Training


The State of California BSIS required initial forty (40) hours Power to Arrest Training (Security Guard (G) Training) Course is offered in three (3) stages, as follow:

  • Module A, 8-hour of Introductory Training.
  • Module B, 16-hour of Mandatory Training.
  • Module C, 16-hour of Elective Training.


MSTA Training Fees:

  • Modules A, B and C training fee is $500 
  • Module A training fee is $125  
  • Modules B and C training fee is $300


California BSIS Guard Card (License) Processing Fees:

  • Live Scan Fingerprints fees paid directly to Live Scan Operator is $75
  • Initial Guard Card Application fee paid directly to BSIS is $55

The topics of this course includes, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibilities and ethics in citizen’s arrest
  • Relationship between a security guard and a peace officer
  • Restrictions on security guard power to arrest
  • Restrictions on searches and seizures
  • Criminal and civil liabilities
  • Personal liabilities
  • Employer liability
  • Trespass laws
  • Ethics and communications in emergency situation and response to medical emergency

MSTA method of training is designed to prepared each student:

  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of a Security Guard or Officers.
  2. Perform their duties professionally, within compliance of Contractual Agreements.
  3. Function in compliance with BSIS Laws, Rules and Regulations; and within compliance of Federal, State, Local Laws and Ordinances.


Click here to view:  Guard Cards (G) 

We issuedCertificate of Training upon successful completion of each course.


Walk-ins Accepted!