About Security Training Center, LLC.

Firing-Line Indoor Shooting Range, Northridge
Security Training Center
18348 W. Eddy Street
Northridge, CA 91324

Security Training Center, San Fernando Valley

Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday CCW courses by appointment

Give us a call:

(818) 698-6946

8:00am to 9:00pm Pacific

Send us an email!

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Ventura County Security Guard Firearms Qualification, Requalification and Training

We offer the full suite of California Guard Card Firearm Courses, including:

We have no fine print nor do we have any hidden costs. When inquiring about pricing ask questions and never assume the price includes everything. Our training facilities have all BSIS forms and will help students with filling them out before leaving. All of our instructors are professional, have Masters or Bachelors Degrees and are NRA - BSIS Certified.

All students are provided with printed and professionally-bound manuals which they keep (take home).

 

Prices

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Permit for Exposed Firearm and Requalifications Price
Firearms course, initial, 1 caliber
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$140.00
$120.00
Firearms course, initial, 2 calibers
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$180.00
$140.00
Firearms course, initial, 3 calibers
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$220.00
$160.00
Requalification, 1 caliber, without ammunition $40.00
Each additional requalification per caliber, without ammunition $20.00

Free gun rental with purchase of range ammo.
For calibers other than 9mm or .40, it will be $20 plus ammo costs.

We have NO HIDDEN FEES or charges.

 

Combinations Price
Part 1: 8-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$190.00
$170.00
Part 1: 8-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$230.00
$190.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$295.00
$265.00
Parts 2 & 3: 32-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 calibers
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$345.00
$305.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 1 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$330.00
$310.00
Parts 1, 2 & 3: 40-hours, Skills Training Course for Security Guards with Firearms, 2 caliber
*Includes Chemical Agents for free! A $35 value
     With ammunition (9mm or .40)
     Without ammunition
$370.00
$330.00

Free gun rental with purchase of range ammo.
For calibers other than 9mm or .40, it will be $20 plus ammo costs.

 

Summary of BSIS and Live Scan Fees

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BSIS Guard Card Fees

Guard Card Application Fees

Item Fee
Guard Card Application Fee $50.00
State On-Line Fee
(7-10 DAYS TO ISSUE LICENSE!)
$1.00
Total $51.00

BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm Fees

Permit for Exposed Firearm Application Fees

Item Fee
Permit for Exposed Firearm Application Fee  
$80.00
Total $80.00

Permit for Exposed Firearm Live Scan (Background Check) Fees

Applicants must submit fingerprints electronically using Live Scan. Fees are paid to the Live Scan operator.

Item Fee
Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Fee $32.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Fee $17.00
Firearm Eligibility Application Fee $38.00
Live Scan Operator Fees
(set by Live Scan operator)
Variable
Total $87.00
+
Variable

BSIS Renewal Fees

Renewal fees are due every two (2) years.

Item Fee
Guard Card Renewal Fees  
$35.00
Permit for Exposed Firearm Renewal Fees  
$98.00
Baton Permit Renewal Fees  
None
Chemical Agent (OC/Pepper spray) Permit Renewal Fees  
None

Source: BSIS Registration/Permits Fee Schedule

 

Permit for Exposed Firearms Training

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The California Private Security Industry is governed by laws enacted by the California Legislature and contained in the California Business and Professions Code. These laws are known as the Proprietary Security Services Act and the Private Security Services Act and can be found at www.bsis.ca.gov.

To provide for and protect public safety, the Legislature included laws to make sure that armed Security Guards obtain a minimum level of training on the carrying and use of a firearm.

To obtain a Firearm Qualification, while working as a security guard, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services has developed a specific course for training on the moral and legal aspects of carrying a firearm, de-escalation of potentially violent situations, knowledge of and maintaining the parts of a firearm, how to handle a weapon and actual experience of firing a weapon.

Specifically, California law requires that a Firearms Training Facility and the Firearms Instructor both be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. The course that is to be taught includes a minimum of 8 hours of classroom training and as many hours as needed range training.

The BSIS requires students to provide proof of citizenship or legal residency prior to course participation!

The firearm training course is designed to teach students basic technical aspects and legal responsibilities inherent in carrying and using a firearm. Knowing how and when to use a firearm are both equally important. Knowing how to use the weapon may save your life. Knowing when to use the weapon may keep you from being criminally prosecuted and going to jail.

Permit for Exposed Firearm Application

To apply for a firearm permit, applicants must:

  • Complete a 14-hour course (8 hours classroom, 6 hours range) in the carrying and use of firearms given by a Bureau- certified firearms training instructor at a Bureau certified training facility
  • Pass the written and range exams given at the end of the course
  • Be a United States citizen or have permanent legal alien status; and
  • Submit a firearm permit application, pay an $80 application fee and submit a Live Scan form (which is appropriate to your license or registration) signed by the Live Scan site operator.

 

Biannual Requalification

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Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance. An applicant must requalify four (4) times during the life of the permit: twice (2) during the first year after the date of issuance, and twice (2) during the second year. Requalifications must be at least four (4) months apart. The application for renewal should be submitted to the Bureau within 60 days before the expiration date. The current fee for renewing a firearm permit is $98. You may not renew your permit once you have allowed it to expire. You must instead apply for a new permit.

Failure to complete the twice-a-year course review and range requalification may result in the Bureau denying the application to renew a firearm permit at the expiration of the two-year permit. If the Bureau denies an application for a renewal of a firearm permit, the applicant must re-apply as an initial applicant for a new firearm permit. As a result, the applicant may not carry a firearm on duty until the Bureau issues a new firearm permit.

Persons completing any of the twice-a-year range requalification must complete a two (2) hour review course prior to firing on the range (California Code of Regulations, Section 633c). The course review must be under the supervision of a certified firearm instructor, licensed private patrol operator (PPO), or a person designated by the PPO. The material for the review is provided in section II at C. MORAL and LEGAL ASPECTS, CONFLICT SITUATIONS: DE-ESCALATION OF FORCE AND USE OF DEADLY FORCE. Specifically, the review shall focus on the use of deadly force and the avoidance of deadly force, including methods of de-escalation.

On the final (fourth) requalification, security guards are required to pass a written examination.

 

Business and Professions Code §7596-7596.13

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7596. Every person licensed, registered, or designated under this chapter, who in the course of his or her employment carries a firearm, shall complete a course of training in the carrying and use of firearms and shall receive a firearms qualification card prior to the carrying of such a firearm and shall complete a course in the exercise of the powers to arrest. A registration card issued by the bureau pursuant to Section 7598.14 may also serve as a firearms qualification card if so indicated on the face of the card.

7596.5. The firearms qualification card shall be mailed to the applicant at the address which appears on the application. In the event of the loss or destruction of the card, the cardholder may apply to the bureau for a certified replacement of the card, stating the circumstances surrounding the loss, and pay a ten dollar ($10) certification fee, whereupon, the bureau shall issue a certified replacement of the card.

7596.6. A firearms qualification card does not authorize the holder thereof to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person in a concealed manner pursuant to Section 26150, 26155, 26170, or 26215 of the Penal Code.

 

Weapons Incidents

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A security guard who discharges a weapon while on duty (except on the range) must: (1) report the incident to his or her employer within 24 hours and (2) file a written report with the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in a fine.

 

Prohibited Persons

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http://bsis.ca.gov

A wide range of information is available on the bureau web-site at the above address. Available information includes licensing fees, applications, livescan forms, publications, and legislative updates.

FELONS, PROHIBITED MISDEMEANORS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROHIBITIONS:

Instructors are to specifically inform each student that a firearm permit shall not be issued by the Bureau to a person who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor that prohibits the person from carrying or possessing a firearm.

Specifically, the Bureau SHALL NOT issue a firearm permit to: A convicted felon (Business and Professions Code Section 7583.24(a); Penal Code Sections 29800, 29810, 29900, 29905), to a person convicted of a misdemeanor who is prohibited from possession of a firearm for a period of 10 years (Penal Code Section 29805 and 29810); nor to an individual with a history of domestic violence or who is subject to a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) - (Penal Code Section 18250).

Students may also be denied a firearm permit if they have been convicted of a crime of violence (Penal Code Section 29905), such as assault, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, or a weapons violation, such as brandishing a weapon, illegal possession of and/or discharge of a weapon or carrying a concealed weapon without a concealed weapon permit.

 

Proof of Citizenship

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Students must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency prior to course participation. The following documents are acceptable evidence of United States Citizenship or permanent residence:

  1. Alien Registration Receipt Card [green card] (INS Form I-151 or AR-3a; issued by INS prior to June 1978). This card must contain a photograph of the bearer.
  2. Permanent Resident Card [green card] (INS Form I-551, a revised edition of INS Form I-151). This card must contain a photograph of the bearer.
  3. Certificate of Naturalization (INS Form N-550 or N-570). This certificate must contain a photograph of the bearer with a dry seal over the photograph.
  4. United States Citizen Identification Card (INS Form I-197). INS no longer issues these cards, however, once issued, they do not expire). Must contain photo & physical description.
  5. Identification Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (INS Form I-179). INS stopped issuing this card after 1977; however, once issued, they do not expire.
  6. Certificate of United States Citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561).
  7. Certificate of Birth abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or form DS-1350).
  8. Native American Tribal documents.
  9. United States Military ID card or DD214, Geneva Convention Identification card for Active Military Person.
  10. Report of Separation [military discharge] (Form DD-214).
  11. Birth Certificate showing birth in the United States, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Swains Island, or United States Virgin Islands.
  12. United States Passport Book (unexpired) or United States Passport Card (unexpired).
  13. Permit to Re-enter the United States (INS Form I-327).
  14. Refugee or parolee documents only if accompanied by INS Form I-151, AR-3a, or I-551.