Program Guide

​​​​M-5 Training School of Protective Services

TFF - 1505           TFB - 1317


Program #1 - Private Security Officer (Unarmed) 40 hrs.

Professional License
Prepare students for employment. BSIS identifies 40 hours of mandated training in the first year of receiving a California Security Guard Card; this program meets that requirement. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to perform the duties of an Unarmed Private Security Officer. (Business Professions Code Section 7581,7583.6, 7683.7) Additional requirement to receive the state security guard card—fingerprint and background check clearance.


Powers to Arrest -- 4 hours
Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness (WMD) -- 4 hours
Communications & Its Significance -- 4 hours
Public Relations -- 4 hours
Observation & Documentation – 4 hours
Trespass– 4 Hours
Liability/Legal Aspects – 4 hours
Arrest, Search & Seizure – 4 hrs Crowd Control – 4 hrs
Parking/Traffic Control – 2 hrs Radio Procedures – 2 hrs


Total = $600.00



​Program # 2 - Private Security Officer (Armed) - 44 hrs. 

Professional License
Prepare students for employment. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to perform the duties of a Private Security Officer (Armed); and the student will have four certifications in addition to the Guard Card: Baton, Firearms, Chemical Agent, and First Aid CPR AED. Additional requirements to receive the state security guard card fingerprint and background check clearance.


Powers to Arrest – 4 hours
Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Awareness (WMD) - 4 hours
Firearms Training - 16 hours
Chemical Agents - 2 hours
Baton Training - 8 hours
First Aid CPR AED - 8 hours


Total = $1054..00



​Program #3 - Private Security Officer (Armed) & School Security Officer - 112 hrs. 

Professional License

Prepare students for employment. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to perform the duties of a Private Security Officer Armed & School Security Officer. BSIS identifies 32 hours of training to take place in the first year of receiving the California Security Guard Card (8 hours of training); this program meets that requirement and the student will have an additional 72 hours of training resulting in six certifications in addition to the Guard Card: School Security Officer, Baton, Firearms, Chemical Agent, and First Aid CPR AED Certification and Emergency Response HazMat certificate. Additional requirement to receive the state security guard card—fingerprint and background check clearance. 40-hour training (noted above in Program #1) 72 additional hours of that includes:


Firearms - 16 hours Baton - 8 hours
Report Writing - 4 hours
Chemical Agent - 4 hours Asset Protection - 4 hours
Weaponless Defense & Use of Force 4 - hours
First Aid CPR AED 8 - hours
SB1626 24 - hours
Emergency Response HazMat - 4 hours (Officer Safety)


Total = $2260.00



Program # 4 - School Security Officer - 24 hrs.

Professional License

Prepare students for employment as a School Security Officer (Unarmed) With the passage of SB 1626, California State Law now requires Campus Safety Officer in K-12 school districts or California Community College Districts to complete a course of training developed by BSIS. The law affects guards working on school property for more than 20 hours per week. The training requirement affects guards employed pursuant to a contract between a K-12 school district or California Community College District and a private patrol operator. Completion of this training will allow an existing security guard (with a guard card) to be authorized to work within a school setting.


1.0 Role and Responsibility of School Security Officer - 4 hours
2.0 Laws and Liability - 8 hours
3.0 Security Awareness in the Educational Environment - 3 hours
4.0 Mediation/Conflict Resolution - 4 hours
5.0 Disasters and Emergencies - 1 hour
6.0 Dynamics of Student Behavior - 3 hours
7.0 Examination - 1 hour


Total = $245.00



Program #5A - Guard Card only or Annual Refreshers - 8 hrs.


Certification/Requalification/Continuing Education. Update/renew existing or expired  certifications required to be employed as a Private Security Officer or complete extended required training for employment. Obtain new, renew, update existing or expired students’ certifications for continued employment or to obtain employment.


Total = $200.00



​Program #5B - Chemical Agents - 4 hrs.


Total = $60.00



Program #5C - Firearms Certification - 16 hrs. 


Total = $520.00



Program #5D - Firearms Requalification - 2-4 hrs. 

Student's gun and ammo


Total = $95.00



Program #5E - Baton Certification - 8 hrs. 


Total = $200.00



Program #5F Baton Refreshers - 4-8 hrs. 


Total = $50.00



Program #5G - First Aid/ CPR/ AED - 8 hrs


Total = $80.00



Program #6 - Customer Services - 8 hrs

Certificate of Achievement & Completion
8-hour Customer Service course to prepare Security Officers, Loss Prevention Professionals, and “others” for customer relations in a broad range of industries and may be customized for specific industries and/or situation for employment in customer service or any position requiring contact with the public. Upon completion of this course students will demonstrate personal behaviors appropriate to the workplace; be able to identify and meet employer and customer needs; work effectively with others; demonstrate effective communication skills; and the ability to operate essential equipment; demonstrate necessary, organizational skills.


Occupational & Personal Safety & Health - 2 hrs. 
Career Opportunities & Requirements & Job Acquisition Skills - 1 hr.
Employer Expectations - 1 hr.
Human Relations Skills & Communications Skills - 2 hrs. 
Quality Customer Service - 1 hr.
Organizational Skills - 1 hr.


Total = $100.00



​Program #7 - Customer Services - 40 hrs. 

Certificate of Achievement & Completion
Prepare Security Officers, Loss Prevention Professionals, and “others” for customer relations in a broad range of
industries and may be customized for specific industries and/or situation for employment in customer service or any
position requiring contact with the public. Upon completion of this course students will demonstrate personal behaviors appropriate to the workplace; be able to identify and meet employer and customer needs; work effectively with others; demonstrate effective communication skills; and the ability to operate essential
equipment; demonstrate necessary, organizational skills.


Course Expectations & Requirements - 2 hrs.
Occupational & Personal Safety & Health - 4 hrs. 
Career Opportunities - 2 hrs. 
Employer Expectations - 4 hrs.
Human Relations Skills - 8 hrs.
Communication Skills - 8 hrs.
Quality Customer Service - 8 hrs.
Organizational Skills - 4 hrs.


Total = $600.00



Program # 8 - Small Business Enterprise / Entrepreneurship - 40 hrs. 

​Certificate of Achievement & Completion
Prepare Veterans and Civilians with the business tools and strategies to start their own business. During the
program the student will develop a business plan under the guidance of the instructor with the input from fellow
students. Upon completion of this course students will have identified the form of business ownership, completed a
draft business plan; identified all the government licenses required to operate in their community; developed a
marketing/promotion plan; and presented their idea to a panel of industry professionals which include bankers.
Entrepreneurial Personality Traits; Components of a Business Plan; Ethics, Form of business ownership.


Government licensing and tax requirements – 8 hrs.


Management/Leadership Styles Staffing procedures & regulations for employers Risk management. - 8 hrs. 
Costs/budget preparation; financial resources. Market identification, product/service mix. - 8 hrs. 
Business image; location, layout. Pricing policies & strategies. Selling merchandise and services. Promotional strategies. Promotional Mix.- 8 hrs. 
Financial Records and Sales Projections. Presentation to Panel of Professionals which includes banking professionals - 8 hrs.


​Total = $600.00