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Qualify for an Exposed Firearm Permit

OSOS SECURITY SERVICES provides training to security professionals looking to get an exposed firearm permit or seeking to requalify for one.

Train With Leading Industry Professionals

OSOS SECURITY SERVICES offers exposed firearms training and requalification classes for individuals in various sectors of the security industry, from security guards to private patrol operators. Our instructors, training courses, and facility are all BSIS-approved, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving only the best training available.

Learn more about the particulars of getting an exposed firearm permit and get in touch with us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs an exposed firearm permit?

In California, licensed and registered professionals in the security, alarm, and private investigation sectors are not allowed to carry a gun on duty unless they have been issued a permit by the Department of Consumer Affairs. This permit is issued after training with a BSIS-certified firearms training instructor in a certified training facility.

What kind of training is required?

To be qualified to carry a firearm while working as a security guard, an individual must undergo a course designed by the BSIS. This course covers the moral and legal aspect of carrying a firearm, de-escalation of potentially violent situations, firearm maintenance, firearm handling, and actual experience in firing a gun.

How do I register for a class?

To register online, fill out the form on this page. Our instructor will get back to you with upcoming course dates.

How do I sign up for requalification classes?

The exposed firearm permit expires within 2 years from the date of issuance. An applicant must requalify four times within these 2 years, twice within the first year of issuance and twice within the second year. These requalification courses must be at least 4 months apart.

To undergo the new BSIS-mandated 2-hour classroom and requalification course, visit this page and fill out the form. Our certified instructor will contact you regarding upcoming course dates and availability.

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