Initial Applications

Common Issues that can Delay Licensure

1. The application submitted is outdated (i.e. did not use the current version on the Bureau’s website or referenced on the website).

2. The application is incomplete (i.e. required information is missing or the application is not signed).

3. The name on the application form does not match the name entered by the Live Scan Operator. For example using “Don” and “Donald” or hyphenated and unhyphenated names. TIP: Use the same name on your application that is on your Driver’s License.

4. The personal identifier information (social security number, individual tax identification number, or date of birth) listed on the application does not match the personal identifier information entered by the Live Scan Operator.

5. aThe live scan form used does not match the application type (i.e. using a “proprietary private security officer” live scan form instead of a “security guard” live scan form when applying for a security guard registration).

6. The fee amount paid is incorrect. Click here to view the BSIS Fee Schedule.

7. DOJ and/or FBI rejecting the fingerprint impressions due to poor quality. Fingerprint rejections require the applicant to resubmit fingerprints.

8. You may check on the status of your Live Scan fingerprint response results by visiting https://applicantstatus.doj.ca.gov/. To access the status of your fingerprint responses, you must enter the ATI number (located in the bottom section of the Live Scan form that is completed by the Live Scan Operator) and your date of birth. Please be advised that effective July 3, 2018, the DOJ's automated system, which was previously used to check on the status of Live Scan results, will no longer be available.

9. Criminal history information received on an applicant from DOJ and/or FBI requires Bureau staff to review and assess the information in its totality to determine the applicant’s fitness for licensure.


Working with a Web Print Out

Current law authorizes the following license types to work with a hardcopy print out of the approved license from the BreEZe License Search website along with a valid picture ID while waiting to receive a hardcopy license in the mail.

  • Security Guard
  • Firearm Permit ONLY FOR a security guard, Private Patrol Operator (PPO), or a Qualified Manager of a PPO
  • Repossession Agency Qualified Manager
  • Repossession Agency Employee
  • Proprietary Private Security Officer

March 2016