Renewal Steps

The renewal of your California Guard Card must done through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Service (aka BSIS). The steps you need to do to renew your guard card are listed below:

1.  If your guard card is due to expire, BSIS will be sending you a renewal form. The fee to renew is $35.00. If your card has expired the fee is $60.00.

2.  If your Guard card has been expired for more then 60 days you are not able to renew the license. You must complete the guard card course over again including livescan and application.

3.  If you have not received a renewal form through the mail you can pick one up in a SOTA location, or renew it online at

4.  You are only able to renew online if you do not have a firearms permit attached to your guard card.

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