Exposed Firearms Permit Qualification- $60

Exposed Firearms Permit Qualification

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 up to 2 calibers. Additional calibers are $10 each.

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:

  • Valid California Driver License or ID card
  • Current and valid Guard Card and Exposed Firearms Permit
  • Proof of United States citizenship or permanent residency
  • Note pad and pen
  • Positive and safe attitude and an open mind
  • Do NOT bring any live ammunition into the classroom

What you need to bring for the range portion of the class:

  • Your firearm(s), if using them for the qualification
  • At least 3 magazines or speed loaders for each firearm
  • Holster and magazine or speed loader pouch/holder
  • At least 100 rounds of ammunition for each caliber listed on the permit
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Note pad and pen
  • Positive and safe attitude and an open mind

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:

Exposed Firearms Permit