Register and enroll in eduGuard’s 16 hour program “Proprietary Private Security Officer” and pass the examination.

 Fill out the “Application For Proprietary Private Security Officer.”   It is now possible to apply online using the BSIS BreEZe online application.  You will get your registration much faster if you apply online.  The fee for submitting application is $50.  You must either download the “Request For Live Scan Service Form for the PSO” or by contacting them at (916) 322-4000 or (800) 952-5210.

 With three completed copies of the Live Scan Form go to the nearest “Live Scan Location” to have your finger prints electronically submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).   The cost for Live Scan can vary due to the fee for the Live Scan Location but is approximately $32 for the DOJ and $19 for the FBI.

Watch our video to see how to get a Live Scan.

 Submit the following to BSIS:

  • A check or money order for $50.00 made out to Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, BSIS.

Mail to:
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
P.O. Box 989002
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9002


You must either complete a 16 hour course within six months of receiving your Proprietary Private Security Officer, PSO, registration or within six months of the date of hire by the Proprietary Private Security Employer, PSE. The training consists of two hours of Power to Arrest, two hours of Weapons of Mass Destruction and twelve hours of security related courses as outlined in the California Code Of Regulations Proprietary Private Security Officer syllabus.



You are eligible to work as a Proprietary Private Security Officer only when you have in your possession a hard copy printout of the Bureau of Security and Investigation’s approval obtained from the Bureau’s website and a valid photo identification or valid Proprietary Private Security Officer registration.  A Proprietary Private Security Officer placed on assignment must have a valid Proprietary Private Security Officer registration document and a valid photo identification while working.  You can check the BSIS website, Verify A License, to see if your registration has been approved.