When to Schedule Your Guard Card Refresher
- Schedule your guard card refresher well before the end of the year. You have to complete 8 hours of training annually, and you don’t want to miss the deadline and face problems with your certification. Schedule your training long before the time when it is due so if you run into problems or delays, you have plenty of time to correct the issue and comply with BSIS rules.
- Schedule your courses with time to complete the required training. You don’t want to make plans to complete your coursework at a time when you are too busy to attend the classes, study, and absorb the information. Make sure you have some uninterrupted time to devote to learning before you pick a time to do your training.
- Schedule your guard card refresher around the same time every year. While you don’t have to do this, it makes it easier for you to remember and it simplifies your scheduling process. As long as you take your course annually, you are in compliance with BSIS requirements, so you may as well set up a routine scheduled for yourself.