California Occupational License
Department of Consumer Affairs
Exposed Firearm Permit
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
Licensing Agency Contact Information:
License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
||PO Box 989002
West Sacramento, CA 95798
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Armed security guards, armed alarm responders, armed private patrol operators, and armed private investigators.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Fees: Initial application: $80; plus Fingerprint Processing fee: Department of Justice of $32; $38 DOJ Firearm Qualification Application; Federal Bureau of Investigation of $17; Renewal fee of $60 plus $38 DOJ Firearm Qualification Application fee.
Examination Frequency: Initial Application: requires taking and passing a 14-hour firearm course. Renewal: requires re-qualification twice every 12-month period of the permit with no less than four months and no more than 6 months between re-qualifications.
Exam Locations: Various Certified Firearm Training Facilities.
Experience Requirement: Must pass a fourteen (14) hour required firearm training in classroom and on range by Bureau approved instructor and facility.
Average Time to Process Application: 120 to 150 days.
Renewal Period: Biennially, with two range re-qualifications during each 12 month period of the permit no less than four months and no more than 6 months between re-qualifications.
Special License Requirements: Weapon(s) must be currently registered or licensed. Pass written and range exam. Criminal records check. Must have registration as an alarm agent or security guard, or licensure as an alarm company qualified manager, private patrol operator, or private investigator.
Comments: Information provided by Bureau/training facilities and application obtained from training facility.
Authority: Business and Professions Code, Chapter 11.3, 11.5, and 11.6; California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 7.
|Occupation Title||SOC Code
|Private Detectives and Investigators ||339021 |
|Security Guards ||339032 |