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: 5/10/2021

License Type Application Type Submission Method Target Timeframe Currently Processing
Applications Received On
Security Guard (G) Initial Online 60 days April 5, 2021
Paper March 10, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Firearms Permit (FQ) Initial Online 75 days April 15, 2021
Paper 75 days March 7, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days April 7, 2021
Paper 60 days March 23, 2021
Baton Permit (BAT) Initial Paper 60 days February 19, 2021
Alarm Company Employee (ACE) Initial Online 60 days April 5, 2021
Paper March 10, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Initial Online 60 days April 5, 2021
Paper March 10, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Locksmith Employee (LOC) Initial Online 60 days April 5, 2021
Paper March 10, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE) Initial Paper 60 days March 10, 2021
Renewal Online 60 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Veteran Employee Applications Initial Online 45 days April 20, 2021
Paper March 26, 2021
Renewal Online 45 days May 1, 2021
Paper March 16, 2021
Veteran Firearms Applications Initial Paper 56 days March 26, 2021
Renewal Paper 56 days March 27, 2021


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