Additional BSIS License Types That Can be Used with a Security Guard Registration
Firearms Permit
For information on obtaining a BSIS exposed firearms permit, please review the Bureau's Firearms Permit Fact Sheet.
Tear Gas Permit
BPC Section 7583.35 requires all licensees or registrants wishing to carry tear gas while on duty to complete a training course pursuant to Penal Code Section 22835. Some Bureau-approved training facilities may provide tear gas training. For information on Bureau-approved training facilities, visit the Verify a License page. You should contact the facility to confirm whether it provides the training before showing up.
Baton Permit
BPC Section 7583.33 requires anyone who carries a baton while on duty to be a registered security guard and to complete a baton training course from a Bureau-approved Baton Training Facility. For information on Bureau-approved training facilities, visit the Verify a License page.
Renewing a Guard Registration
It is important that guard registrants keep a current and valid address on file with the Bureau at all times to help ensure they receive their renewal notices. The Bureau automatically mails a registrant his/her registration renewal form approximately 90 days before the registration is set to expire to their address of record. By law, a registrant must submit the completed renewal application or coupon at least 60 days prior to expiration to provide the Bureau sufficient time to process the renewal. If a guard does not receive the Bureau-issued renewal coupon, he/she can submit a completed Security Guard Registration Renewal Application along with the applicable renewal fee.
You may also renew a Security Guard registration online using BreEZe, which bypasses the Cashiering Office, can reduce application processing time by up to two weeks, and updates your registration in real-time. To create a BreEZe account, pay the renewal fee with a credit card, and submit your application online, visit BreEZe
NOTE: Guard registrations not renewed within 60 days of expiration are canceled and cannot be renewed (BPC Section 7583.20). If you fail to submit your renewal application, regardless of whether or not the Bureau sends you a renewal application, including payment of all required fees, before the 60th day after your registration expires, your registration will be canceled and you will have to apply for a new guard registration. Submission of a renewal application after the registration expires, but before the 60 days has lapsed, requires the payment of a delinquency fee in addition to the renewal fee.
Additional information can be found on the Bureau's website.
Revised January 2022