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Online Security Officer Training

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Guard Card Learning Management System


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BSIS AccreditedYour source for all California Online Guard Card TrainingTM

You may stand post after an eight-hour course and receiving your Guard Card from the State of California. Afterwards, you have 30-days to complete your first sixteen hours of training and then another six months to complete the remaining sixteen hours (for a total of forty hours of training). You may elect to take all forty-hours of Security Guard Card training at one time. An annual eight-hour refresher course is required by the State before Guard Card renewal.

Our guard card training program complies with all requirements as mandated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).

At the end of this course while passing all exams with a score of 100% in accordance with regulations, and passing the required background checks, students are issued:

  • A Certificate of Training Completion
  • A California Guard Card
    Issued by the State of California
  • A Certificate and Identification Card for carrying of Tear Gas and Pepper Spray

We are accredited by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). TFF 1314; TIF 1646 & 2258


Complete 40-Hour Course

This is the complete 40-hour Guard Card course. All modules and lessons are included in this package.

Certificates of completion and application paperwork are issued when the student completes the first 8-hours of coursework.

Includes Chemical Agents module for free! ($29.99 value)

Cost: $124.99

8-Hour Guard Card

Power to Arrest, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness.

This section familiarizes and instructs the student on the training topics delineated by Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual.

Students have 30-days to complete the coursework.

This section must be completed before the guard is assigned to duty.

Cost: $29.99

Modules A & B (16-hours each)

Modules A & B are 16-hour programs (each). These sections familiarize and instruct the student in basic skills and provides a common body of knowledge in the performance of security guard work delineated by Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6, 7583.7 and portions of Title 16.

Module A must be completed within thirty (30)-days from the day the guard's registration card is issued or the day the guard begins employment.

Students have 30-days to complete the Module A and 180-days to complete Module B.

Cost: $49.99/each

8-hour Continuing Education

This course meets the BSIS continuing education requirement of an additional 8 hours annually pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6(f) (1).

At the end of the course, the student is provided with a Certificate of Completion in compliance with the appearance requirements stated in Title 16, California Code of Regulations, section 643 (b).

Students have 30-days to complete the coursework.

Cost: $49.99

Chemical Agents, Defensive Spray

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the Complete 40-hour BSIS course and as part of Module B 16-hour course.

This is the stand alone course for adding the qualification to carry tear gas/pepper spray. Enroll in this course only if you already hold a BSIS Guard Card and wish to add Tear Gas/Pepper Spray qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be issued a Certificate of Training and Identification for carrying Tear Gas and Pepper Spray.

Students have 30-days to complete the coursework.

Cost: $29.99

Palladium Online Security Training Center


Guard Card

Our training uses our custom and proprietary Guard Card program. Built from the ground up using the latest technologies and cutting edge training delivery, Guard Card sets the industry standard for comprehensive security officer training.

Set Your Own Pace

All of the lessons can be taken at any time of the day or night. The student sets the time to learn without the hassle of restricted classroom hours or limited space. Complete the lessons at your pace and when it is convenient for you. Each lesson is on-demand.

Created With Educational Best Practices

The program was designed, created and built by education professionals with a background in security and personal protection. The training program includes:

  • Set Your Own Pace
  • Audio lecture
  • Video demonstrations
  • Animations
  • Examples
  • Dramatizations
  • End of Lesson Knowledge Checks
  • Examinations

Each module was specifically crafted to keep the student's interest while imparting critical and practical job skills.

Low Cost

Our training rates are some of the lowest in the industry.


Guard Card Testimonials


"I have been a peace officer in California for 22 years and have attended 1000's of hours of training, including 100's of hours of on-line training (both law enforcement and private sector training). By far, Palladium's curriculum, training materials and the training platform are the best. The environment was very easy to navigate and the materials were presented in a very easy to learn format. For anyone out there who is looking into becoming a professional security guard, I recommend Palladium On-Line Security Training Center for their training needs. I will be attending Palladium in the future for my additional training requirements."

Greg Lewis, Private Investigator/Qualified Manager


"Palladium Security has a great program that makes getting your license easier because it works around your own schedule."

J. Hallas


"I have 22 years of law enforcement experience in several different capacities. I thought taking this course was just going to be a formality. But not only did I find the information in the modules interesting, I also learned quite a bit. And the price was right too. Thanks Palladium!"

Jeff S.
Bakersfield, CA


Online Guard Card System Requirements

Students must have access to an Internet-connected computer or tablet with an Adobe Flash-enabled browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox). Students can use Windows, Apple Macintosh, or Android devices.

The system does not support iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.) or Motorola Zoom.