Complete Your PSO Card Training Requirements Online

The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) allows you to complete the training classes online from an approved and licensed PSO Training Provider.

Benefits of Taking Your PSO Card Training Online

  1. You can complete training at your own pace and when you have time.
  2. You don’t have to take time off work to go to a class held at another location.
  3. If you don’t live in a big city, you don’t have to drive a long ways to complete your PSO training requirements. Gas is expensive.
  4. You don’t have to wait for a scheduled class to start. You can start PSO classes at any time.

Recommended and BSIS-approved PSO Training Providers

The BSIS law and PSO training syllabus was only recently put into place. Hence, not many licensed PSO Training Providers exist online yet. is the best CA PSO Online Training provider we know of.

CA PSO Training Online
CA PSO Training Online

Tips for Choosing an Online Training Provider

  1. Check on the training provider’s website for the provider’s BSIS PSO Training License number. This number should start with a capital P and be followed by 5 numbers, such as P12345. Sometimes this PSO Training Approval number can be difficult to find on a website. So, if you don’t see the PSO Training License number on the website, contact the training provider through email or phone and ask for their BSIS license number.
  2. Verify that the PSO Training License number on the PSO training provider’s website is valid and current with the BSIS  by calling (916) 322-4000. In the future you’ll be able to use the state of California’s BSIS website to verify a PSO Training License online using by clicking here. Right now, the BSIS hasn’t updated its site to allow you to check the PSO Training Licenses online.
  3. Check that you can stop the course part way through and come back to it later.
  4. Verify that the training provider maintains a record that you’ve completed the training in case you lose your PSO Training Completion Certificate.

What should You Read Next?

  • If you think you want to take a PSO course on-site at a PSO Training Provider, read Attend Classroom Courses.
  • If you want to know more about additional training requirements after you become a private security officer, read PSO Continuing Education.
  • If you want to read the general steps to registering as a PSO, read How to Become a PSO.