With the passage of SB 1626 in 1998, state law requires security guards in K-12 school districts or California community college districts to complete a course of training developed by BSIS. While the original law that took effect on July 1, 2000, only applied to guards working on school property for more than 20 hours per week, that has changed. As of July 1, 2021, all those involved in school security are required to take an SB1626 course, regardless of the number of hours they work. The training requirement affects only guards employed pursuant to a contract between a K-12 school district or California community college district and a private patrol operator.
All school personnel responsible for school safety and security, including principals, vice principals, counselors, and other such staff members will benefit from taking this course.
The completion of this online course helps to ensure that all school safety personnel are in compliance with state law, are prepared for what they may encounter, and will be able to handle any situations that may occur in the course of their duties.
For more information, go to bsis.ca.gov/consumers/faqs/school_security_guard.shtml