What is a California Guard Card? 6

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What is a guard card

What is a guard card

The guard card is the license issued by the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services.

Completing the guard card training is a primary requirement for new Security Guards to apply for their Security Guard Licensing (Guard Card) Application to the California State.

The guard card license is a required you to work in the following jobs:


  • Security Guards,
  • Bouncers,
  • Loss Prevention Agents, Store Surveillance Agents,
  • Security Patrol Agents, etc.

More specialized is needed for more niche type of assignments such as Armed Security Guard, Armored Vehicle Security Guard etc,.

How do I get a California Security Guard Card?

6 thoughts on “What is a California Guard Card?

  1. Reply Dipak rai Sep 8,2015 6:04 pm

    Hello sir, I’m ex-Singapore police I was work 5yrs over there can I apply this job..?

    • Reply admin Sep 8,2015 6:34 pm

      You need a valid work permit to apply for jobs in US. Since you are a Singapore Citizen unless you are able to get a work VISA in US, you are not eligible

  2. Reply dipak811 Sep 8,2015 11:16 pm

    Sorry sir,I’m not Singaporean, I’m Nepali and I’m holding Nepali passport, I’m Gurkha..?

    • Reply admin Sep 9,2015 12:19 am

      OK, got it. But the same things apply even if you are from Nepal. You need a valid work permit (working VISA) to apply for security guard jobs in the US.

  3. Reply dipak Sep 9,2015 12:59 am

    Sorry I don’t have working visa even I never come U.S. So how I apply for working visa over there..? Now I’m in Nepal..? It that possible to get working visa over there..?

    • Reply admin Sep 9,2015 1:11 am

      A company need to sponsor you a VISA. This is often possible only when you have a sought after skill which is not readily available in the US (meaning IT field, Medical Doctor, Nurse etc). Otherwise you need to have a close relative in the US.

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