Please be advised that BSIS offices are currently closed to the public until Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The Bureau's operations are ongoing and our staff continues to work remotely. For all questions please e-mail bsis@dca.ca.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Firearms Assessment and Private Patrol Operator (PPO) Qualified Manager (QM) Examination Sites: Some PSI test administration centers for the Firearms Assessment and the PPO QM Examination have temporarily reopened under limited conditions. For more information, please visit: https://bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/imp_updates_432020.pdf

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The Bureau has created a step-by-step guide detailing how to create a BreEZe Account and how to subscribe to license notifications. To access the guides, click on the links below:

  1. How to Create a BreEZe Account
  2. How to Subscribe to License Notifications

Help with BreEZe Technical Difficulties: If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the BreEZe Licensing and Enforcement System, you may contact the BreEZe Help Desk at (916) 557-1208 or BreEZe@dca.ca.gov

Be advised that the BreEZe Help Desk may only help with issues related to the following:

  • Link License to Accounts
  • Issue New Passwords
  • Update E-mail Address
  • Unlock Accounts
  • Deactivate Accounts

For all other questions, please visit the Contact Us page

Click on the links below for current application processing timeframes and tips:

Application Processing Timeframes


Common Delays in Licensing

Alert Alert:

new itemNotice of Private Security DRC – July 23, 2020 (A)
(Posted July 10, 2020)

new itemNotice of Private Security DRC – July 23, 2020 (B)
(Posted July 10, 2020)

new itemNotice of Private Security DRC – July 24, 2020 (A)
(Posted July 10, 2020)

new itemNotice of Private Security DRC – July 24, 2020 (B)
(Posted July 10, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – July 6, 2020 (A)
(Posted June 16, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – July 6, 2020 (B)
(Posted June 16, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – July 7, 2020 (A)
(Posted June 16, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – July 7, 2020 (B)
(Posted June 16, 2020)

Private Investigator LLC Insurance Reinstatement Fee
(Posted June 8, 2020)

Important Update from BSIS - June 2, 2020
(Posted June 2, 2020)

New Licensing Fees for the Private Investigator Act- Effective July 1, 2020
(Posted May 22, 2020)

Alarm and Locksmith Initial Employee Applications Now Available for Download
(Posted May 12, 2020)

What You Need to Know: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
(Posted March 13, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – March 17, 2020
(Posted March 4, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – March 12, 2020
(Posted February 27, 2020)

Notice of Alarm Company Operator DRC – March 5, 2020
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Notice of Alarm Company Operator DRC – February 27, 2020
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – February 25, 2020
(Posted February 12, 2020)

Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting – February 13, 2020
(Posted January 31, 2020)

Notice of Private Security DRC – February 19, 2020
(Posted January 28, 2020)

Firearms Permit Renewal Application is Now Available Online
(Posted January 24, 2020)

New Age Requirement for Firearms Permit Applicants
(Posted January 10, 2020)

Fraud Scam Alert from Department of Consumer Affairs
(Posted December 16, 2019)

Notice of Private Security DRC – December 17, 2019
(Posted December 5, 2019)

Notice of Private Security DRC – December 12, 2019
(Posted November 27, 2019)

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