Application Processing Times

This page shows the current processing times for applications submitted to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. It is updated weekly. The Bureau processes applications in the order they were received.

Please be advised that the processing times listed represent non-deficient applications. Applications with one or more deficiencies will require additional time for processing.

Review the common issues that may delay licensure for initial and renewal applications.

 

Current Processing Times for Employee Applications

Updated: 09/18/2023

License Type Application Type Submission Method Target Timeframe Currently Processing
Applications Received On
Security Guard (G) Initial Online 60 days August 10, 2023
Paper August 1, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Paper August 13, 2023
Firearms Permit (FQ) Initial Online 75 days August 12, 2023
Paper 75 days July 28, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Paper 60 days August 8, 2023
Baton Permit (BAT) Initial Paper 60 days September 8, 2023
Alarm Company Employee (ACE) Initial Online 60 days August 10, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Initial Online 60 days August 10, 2023
Paper August 1, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Paper August 13, 2023
Locksmith Employee (LOC) Initial Online 60 days August 10, 2023
Paper August 1, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Paper August 13, 2023
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE) Initial Paper 60 days August 1, 2023
Renewal Online 60 days August 22, 2023
Paper August 13, 2023
Veteran Employee Applications Initial Online 45 days August 20, 2023
Paper August 10, 2023
Renewal Online 45 days August 22, 2023
Paper August 13, 2023
Veteran Firearms Applications Initial Online 56 days August 19, 2023
Paper August 4, 2023
Renewal Online 56 days August 31, 2023
Paper August 15, 2023


Current Processing Times for Company Applicants

License Type Application Type Processing Timeframe
for Applications
with NO deficiencies
Alarm Company Operator (ACO) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Locksmith Company (LCO) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Private Investigator (PI) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Private Patrol Operator (PPO) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Proprietary Private Security Employer (PSE) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Repossession Agency (RA) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Facility – Baton (TFB) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Facility – Firearms (TFF) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Instructor – Baton (TIB) Initial 75 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Instructor – Firearms (TIF) Initial 75 days
Renewal 60 days