SECURITY OFFICER MANDATORY & CONTINUING EDUCATION

MANDATORY COURSES OUTLINE OF COURSES

Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual in basic skills and provide a common body of knowledge in the performance of security guard work. All courses shall include information and subject matter pertaining to the outline provided. Additionally, all courses shall include written material, lecture or exercises to assure that the individual comprehends the subject matter presented. Every newly licensed or employed security guard shall complete two of the mandatory courses within thirty (30) days from the day the guard's registration card is issued (8 hours) or the day the guard begins employment. The remaining two mandatory courses each consisting of four (4) hours of instruction, shall be completed within the first six (6) months from the day the guard registration card is issued or the day the guard begins employment as a security guard. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6 (b) the following outline includes subjects that shall be taught and the maximum number of hours that will be allowed for completion of the Mandatory Courses.

A. Public Relations (Community & Customer) - 4 hours

B. Observation & Documentation - 4 hours

C. Communication and its Significance - 4 hours

D. Liability / Legal Aspects - 4 hours

ELECTIVE COURSES

Objective: To familiarize and instruct the individual in basic employer requirements relating to the performance of guard duties. Additionally, to provide the employer and the individual with the opportunity to select additional course work to improve the skills and knowledge of the individual. The listed courses should include a mixture of written materials, lecture and exercises. The hours listed are the maximum number of hours that will be accepted as part of the 16 hours of elective training mandated by the Business and Professions Code section 7583.6. Every newly licensed security guard shall complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of elective courses within thirty (30) days from the day the security guard's registration card is issued or the day the guard begins employment. An additional eight (8) hours of elective courses shall be completed within the first six (6) months from the day the security guard's registration card is issued or the day the guard begins employment. Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6 (b), the following outline includes subjects that shall be taught and the maximum number of hours that will be allowed for completion of the elective courses.

A. Post Orders & Assignments - 4 Hrs. Maximum

B. Employer Policies / Orientation - 4 Hrs. Maximum

C. Evacuation Procedures - 2 Hrs. Maximum

D. Officer Safety - 4 Hrs. Maximum

E. Arrests, Search & Seizure (more advanced than PTA course) - 4 Hrs. Maximum

F. Access Control - 2 Hrs. Maximum

G. Trespass - 4 Hrs. Maximum

H. Laws, Codes, Regulations and Ordinances - 2 Hrs. Maximum

I. First Aid / CPR - 4 Hrs. Maximum

J. Handling Difficult People - 4 Hrs. Maximum

K. Work Place Violence - 4 Hrs. Maximum

L. Chemical Agents - 4 Hrs. Maximum

M. Preserving the Incident Scene - 4 Hrs. Maximum

N. Crowd Control - 4 Hrs. Maximum

O. Driver Safety - 4 Hrs. Maximum

P. Supervision - 4 Hrs. Maximum

Q. Courtroom Demeanor - 4 Hrs. Maximum

R. Parking / Traffic Control - 2 Hrs. Maximum

S. Radio Procedures - 2 Hrs. Maximum

T. BSIS's Certified Course in Firearms Training - 8 Hrs. Maximum

U. BSIS's Certified Course in Baton Training - 4 Hrs. Maximum

V. School Security Guard Training (In compliance with Bureau developed Training Syllabus) - 8 Hrs. Maximum

W. Introduction to Executive Protection - 4 Hrs. Maximum

X. Annual Firearms Requalification - 4 Hrs. Maximum

Y. Fire Safety Course - 4 Hrs. Maximum

Z. Course in the Use of a Stun Gun or Air Taser - 4 Hrs. Maximum

Mandatory and continuing education courses are not generally given as individual courses. They are generally grouped into training packages for security guard companies and groups. If you are interested in these courses, contact training@apsafety.org

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