Application Processing Times

This page shows the current processing times for applications submitted to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. It is updated weekly. The Bureau processes applications in the order they were received.

Please be advised that the processing times listed represent non-deficient applications. Applications with one or more deficiencies will require additional time for processing.

Review the common issues that may delay licensure for initial and renewal applications.

 

Current Processing Times for Employee Applications

Updated: 9/14/2020

License Type Application Type Submission Method Target Timeframe Currently Processing
Applications Received On
Security Guard (G) Initial Online 60 days July 17, 2020
Paper July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days September 5, 2020
Paper July 28, 2020
Firearms Permit (FQ) Initial Online 75 days July 22, 2020
Paper 75 days July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days July 28, 2020
Paper 60 days July 21, 2020
Baton Permit (BAT) Initial Paper 60 days June 5, 2020
Alarm Company Employee (ACE) Initial Online 60 days July 17, 2020
Paper July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days September 5, 2020
Paper July 28, 2020
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Initial Online 60 days July 17, 2020
Paper July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days September 5, 2020
Paper July 28, 2020
Locksmith Employee (LOC) Initial Online 60 days July 17, 2020
Paper July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days September 5, 2020
Paper July 28, 2020
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE) Initial Paper 60 days July 10, 2020
Renewal Online 60 days September 5, 2020
Paper July 28, 2020
Veteran Employee Applications Initial Online 30 days July 28, 2020
Paper July 23, 2020
Renewal Online 30 days September 5, 2020
Paper August 31, 2020
Veteran Firearms Applications Initial Paper 38 days July 23, 2020
Renewal Paper 30 days August 3, 2020


Current Processing Times for Company Applicants

License Type Application Type Processing Timeframe
for Applications
with NO deficiencies
Alarm Company Operator (ACO) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Locksmith Company (LCO) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Private Investigator (PI) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Private Patrol Operator (PPO) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Proprietary Private Security Employer (PSE) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Repossession Agency (RA) Initial 125 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Facility – Baton (TFB) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Facility – Firearms (TFF) Initial 95 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Instructor – Baton (TIB) Initial 75 days
Renewal 60 days
Training Instructor – Firearms (TIF) Initial 75 days
Renewal 60 days