As part of becoming a security guard in California you can apply for your registration and firearm permit at the same time for $219.
Basic Requirements of Armed Security Guards / Security Officers in California:
In order to get your firearms permit in California, you need to be a United States citizen or have permanent legal alien status. Have passed 14 hours of training of carrying and using firearms, and submit a firearm permit application.
The application must include your Security Guard Registration and a $38 Firearm Eligibility application, $32 DOJ fingerprint processing fee and $19 FBI fingerprint processing fee must be paid at the Live Scan site.
Firearm Training In California
Your firearm training course is based on 8 hours in the classroom and 6 hours on the firing range and covers:
- Weapons Handling and Shooting Fundamentals
- Firearms Terminology
- Legal and Moral Aspects
- Emergency Procedures
- Range Training
For more information and for our reference see: Security Guard Fact Sheet – Bureau of Security and Investigative Services