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: 05/15/2024

License Type Application Type Submission Method Target Timeframe Currently Processing
Applications Received On
Security Guard (G) Initial Online 60 days March 22, 2024
Paper March 15, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 12, 2024
Paper April 5, 2024
Firearms Permit (FQ) Initial Online 75 days March 25, 2024
Paper 75 days March 14, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 15, 2024
Paper 60 days April 1, 2024
Baton Permit (BAT) Initial Online 75 days April 14, 2024
Paper March 29, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 15, 2024
Paper April 3, 2024
Alarm Company Employee (ACE) Initial Online 60 days March 22, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 12, 2024
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Initial Online 60 days March 22, 2024
Paper March 15, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 12, 2024
Paper April 5, 2024
Locksmith Employee (LOC) Initial Online 60 days March 22, 2024
Paper March 15, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 12, 2024
Paper April 5, 2024
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE) Initial Paper 60 days March 15, 2024
Renewal Online 60 days April 12, 2024
Paper April 5, 2024
Veteran Employee Applications Initial Online 45 days March 29, 2024
Paper March 22, 2024
Renewal Online 45 days April 12, 2024
Paper April 5, 2024
Veteran Firearms Applications Initial Online 56 days April 2, 2024
Paper March 19, 2024
Renewal Online 56 days April 21, 2024
Paper April 8, 2024
Veteran Baton Applications Initial Online 56 days April 18, 2024
Paper April 4, 2024
Renewal Online 56 days April 21, 2024
Paper April 9, 2024


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