Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the baton training course? –
The Valley Guard Training baton course takes about 6-7 hours to complete. The BSIS baton permit is issued at the completion of the baton course.
Can I take the baton training course if I don’t have my guard card? +
We offer the baton course to licensed security officers and persons that have applied for a BSIS guard card. We ask that you bring your valid state ID or driver’s license with you to class along with your guard card or a copy of your guard card application. This course is only intended to licensed or applying security officers.
Will I receive my baton certificate at the end of training? +
Valley Guard Training will provide you with your baton permit at the completion of the baton training course. If you would like, our store can provide a baton for you to purchase at a discounted price.
What are the requirements to take your baton training course? +
To take the baton course you need to be at least 18 years of age and have or applied for a California guard card. You also need to provide a valid state issued ID or driver’s license. People that have a felony or violent misdemeanor or restraining order would not be allowed to take the course. If you are not sure, just give us a call at 818-989-7825.
Can I bring my own baton to class? +
We provide a baton for you to use in class for your training. Since transporting a baton is not lawful until you take training and possess a permit, we do not recommend using your own baton.
When does the baton permit expire? +
The B.S.I.S. Baton Permit does not expire. However, once your information is entered into the BSIS database, BSIS will list an expiration date (i.e. 2045). Keep in mind that the baton permit is only valid while you are in possession of a valid guard card.
I lost my baton permit (or it was stolen). How do I get a replacement? +
You can print out a request for replacement request form from our website at valleyguardtraining.com . You will need to fill out the form and mail it to B.S.I.S. with a $25.00 replacement fee.
Does the baton permit cover any kind of baton? +
Yes, it can. It documents the type of training that we provided you at Valley Guard Training. If you only train with the PR-24, then it would only be valid for the PR-24. If you also train with the ASP Baton then you would be authorized to carry both types of batons.