The BSIS semi-annual firearms qualification is a state mandated course for those seeking to maintain their exposed firearms permit. The course includes a 2-hour refresher course on the use of force and deescalation of force and qualification with each caliber firearm listed on the firearms permit.
In order to complete the qualification, the permit holder must complete two 50-round courses of fire for each caliber listed on their permit. The first course of fire is for practice and the second course of fire is for the qualification (same course of fire).
Prerequisites: Students must possess both a current and valid Security Guard Registration "Guard Card," and an Exposed Firearms Permit.
What you need bring for the classroom portion of the class:
What you need to bring for the range portion of the class:
In order to maintain a safe and sterile classroom training environment, we ask that you do NOT bring any firearms or ammunition into the classroom. This includes current CCW holders. We will be using training firearms in class and do not want to have a live firearm or ammunition introduced into the training environment. You will be instructed on when to bring your firearm(s) into the classroom.
NOTE: A BSIS Exposed Firearms Permit does not allow a security officer to carry a concealed firearm on duty. A valid concealed weapons permit (CCW) is required for concealed carry.
Please visit the following BSIS page for the most up to date Exposed Firearms Permit licensing requirements: