About Us


California department of consumer affair, bureau of security and investigative services regulates security guards’ requirements.  According to California law, a security officer is a person who meets both of the following conditions:

  1. A person who is required to wear a distinctive uniform clearly identifying the individual as a security office.
  2. The person is likely to interact with the public while performing his or her duties.

To work as a security officer, one must have a guard card.  In order to get the guard card, you must complete courses from a licensed facility. Academy Security Training is a licensed by bureau of security and investigative services (BSIS).  We have been training security guards for last 16 years. We have trained over 20,000 security officers and put them to work. Our students work in the movie industry, retail facilities, malls, residential gated communities, event security, schools etc. Security guards are in high demand.

We are offering a high-quality online course for you to get your guard card. Please make a note, a guard card is a license issued by state of California bureau of security and investigative services (BSIS). We are licensed to teach the security guard card courses. According to the law, a security person must complete a course of power to arrest course before he/she is licensed as a security guard. Also, a person who is registered as security guard must complete additional 32 hours of training.

We respond to all emails within 24 hours. We will show you step by step how to register/ get you guard card once you enroll and complete the course. There are 3 steps to register for the guard card. In addition to the course fee, you should expect to pay state and federal fees. To be approved for the guard card you must be 18 or older, you must be legal resident or US citizen, you may not have criminal records.

We are duly insured and protected for professional firearms and security training, with a business license in the City of Torrance, California. Additionally, we have an office in Oceanside, California with plans to expand to other regions.