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Proprietary security officer (PSO) TRAINING, oakland

Who Needs Proprietary Security Officer (PSO) Training?
The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services along with the California Department of Consumer Affairs requires all security officers who are directly employed by a Company, who is NOT a Security Services Contractor, receive PSO training and register as a PSO.

This applies to any position which works for a company that:
  • Unarmed Security
  • Primary work duty at work is to provide security services
  • Not a Security Contractor for services
  • Required to wear any type of distinctive uniform which identifies them as "Security"
  • Has any type of interaction with the Public

What are the Proprietary Security Officer (PSO) Requirements?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a Live Scan Fingerprinting session completed for both FBI and DOJ background checks
  • Complete the PSO registration application form
  • Submit a $50 application fee to the State of California
  • (16) Hours of PSO Training in the first six months of employment or from the date of the PSO registration application

The Proprietary Security Officer (PSO) Training Class is a two day, sixteen hour training class. Registration starts at 8:00 am and class ends by 4:00 pm each day. The cost of the PSO Class Only is $160 if paid on the day of the class, or $150 if paid in advance. Live Scan fess ($69) and State application fees ($50) are separate. You may also buy the PSO Class Package which includes the two day class, Live Scan Fingerprinting Session and the application and submitted State Application fee for $280.

The Proprietary Security Officer (PSO) Training Class is only offered to groups of 10 or more at this time, and must be paid in advance to reserve an Instructor and Classroom.


The course meets the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) training requirements for the initial PSO Training and covers the following;

  • Powers to Arrest
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Public and Employer Expectations
  • Liability Issues
  • Communications/Conflict Management
  • Emergency Procedures

Unlike other training facilities, at LPG, students can complete the Live Scan fingerprinting requirement and LPG will submit and the BSIS PSO application and application fee by mail. The on-site Live Scan fingerprinting fee for the initial Security Guard Card is $69, which includes the DOJ/FBI background fees. The BSIS Guard Card application fee is $50.


After the three required steps: 1) PSO Training Class, 2) Live Scan fingerprinting and 3) Submit the BSIS PSO application and application fee, the standard processing time for the BSIS to issue the PSO Registration is approximately 30 business days.

All fees are Non-Refundable.

The Proprietary Security Officer (PSO) Training Class is only offered to groups of 10 or more at this time, and must be paid in advance to reserve an Instructor and Classroom.


Company and Organization Billing Accounts and mobile training services available. Contact LPG for more information.


PSO License - #P-00117