How to Complete the Private Security Officer (PSO) Training Requirements

You should complete the initial security training requirements for becoming a proprietary PSO before getting fingerprinted and sending in the PSO registration forms to the California BSIS. However,  you don’t need to turn in your proof of completing training with your PSO application. However, you will need to have the completion certificate before getting a job.

To complete your PSO training requirements:

  1. Determine if you want to take your security training online or in a classroom.
  2. Find a licensed PSO Training Provider you like. See Tips on Choosing an online PSO Training Provider and Tips on Choosing a Classroom Training Provider.
  3. Register and pay for your security officer training.
  4. Take and complete the PSO courses.
  5. Make sure you get a copy of your completion certificate for the courses you take. Your future employers will want a copy of these certificates for their records.
  6. The next step is to get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location.

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