A Message From BSIS:

The Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (Bureau) continues to receive a high volume of deficient paper applications, initial and renewal. About 30% of the applications received are incomplete and/or are submitted on outdated application forms. 

Deficient applications not only delay the issuance of a license to an applicant, but also impact the Bureau’s ability to process all license applications timely.

Most Common Deficiencies

  1. Submitting an outdated application.
  2. Not answering both conviction questions.
  3. The handwriting on the application is illegible.
  4. The applicant failed to sign the application.
  5. The address is incomplete.
  6. For a security guard initial application, the Certificate of Completion Serial Number field for the Powers to Arrest Training is blank.

 To obtain the current application forms please visit:  http://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/index.shtml