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:
- Determine if you want to take your security training online or in a classroom.
- 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.
- Register and pay for your security officer training.
- Take and complete the PSO courses.
- 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.
- The next step is to get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location.
What should You Read Next?
- If you want to read the general steps to registering as a PSO, read How to Become a PSO.
- If you want to find out how to get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location or how to fill out the Live Scan form, read How to Get Fingerprinted / Live Scan.
- If you want to find out how to fill out the BSIS security officer Registration form, read How to Complete and File BSIS Forms.
- If you want to verify that your PSO Registration is up to date, read How to Verify You’re Registered as a PSO.
- If you need to change some information on your private security officer registration or renew your license, read How to Update / Renew Your PSO Registration.
- If you want to know more about the PSO training requirements, read PSO Training.