BSIS Verify : Verify a License – the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

BSIS Verify : Verify a License – the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Your name will appear in the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) license database once your guard card application has been received and approved. Through this one-stop site, employers can verify your security guard license status.

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Click the button below to go to the DCA website. Click the “License Search” button, then click “Search by Personal or Business Name” to start a search…

DCA License Search

How can I verify that BSIS received my application?

Call BSIS at 916-322-4000. More information can be found on the BSIS website.

It takes the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) between 15 and 20 days (sometimes less) to process new applications.

How to Renew a CA State Guard Card

Step 1: Determine if your Guard Card is “Current” or “Expired”

Step 2: Perform whichever of the following two options applies to you:

    1. How to Renew a “Current” CA State Guard Card (Required every 2 years)

OR

  1. How to Renew an “Expired” Guard Card

How to Determine if Your Guard Card status is “Current” or “Expired”

1. Go to the CA State Guard Card Search page and determine if your guard card status with the BSIS is “Current” or “Expired.”

2. If your guard card is “Current”, or is less than 60 days “Expired”, follow the instructions below to Renew a “Current” Guard Card.

3. If your guard card is more than 60 days expired, follow the instructions below to Renew an “Expired” Guard Card.

BSIS Training Requirement: 

The BSIS training requirement for renewing a current guard card is to have completed 8-hours of continuing education (CE) training annually. If you have not completed the 8-hour requirement within the last 12 months, you can take the 8-hour CE course from us: 8-Hour Annual Refresher Course.

Current guard card online

    1. To renew your “Current” guard card online: Your guard card has to be within 60 days of the renewal date. For example if your guard card expires Dec 31, 2022, the online renewal will be availble on Nov 1, 2022.
      To renew online, go to the CA State License Registration website, at https://www.breeze.ca.gov and log in. If you don’t already have a Breeze account, you will need to create one, and then log in. If you don’t have your password, you can try to retrieve it online on the Breeze website login page with the “Forgot Password and/or Username” feature, or you can call the BSIS directly at (800) 952-5210.
      Once logged in to the Breeze system, and if it is within 60 days of your guard card expiring, or within 60 days after your guard card has expired, there will be a link that says “Renewable Licenses.” Follow that link to complete the renewal online. Once you pay fee, you are done with the renewal. The BSIS will mail you the new guard card.
  1. To renew your “Current” guard card by mail: Print and fill out the form linked below:
    https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/renapp_sec.pdf
    The form contains detailed instructions on page 2. Follow the instructions to mail in the filled out form, with a check or money order for the state license renewal fee. Make sure to fill out the form correctly. The state will mail you the a new guard card.

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