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.

To review the common issues that may delay licensure for initial and renewal applications, click here.

 

Current Processing Times for Employee Applications

Updated: January 20, 2020

License Type Application Type Submission Method Target Timeframe Currently Processing
Applications Received On
Security Guard (G) Initial Online 60 days November 25, 2019
Paper November 10, 2019
Renewal Online 60 days January 15, 2020
Paper December 10, 2019
Firearms Permit (FQ) Initial Online 75 days January 3, 2020
Paper 75 days November 10, 2019
Renewal Paper 60 days November 15, 2019
Baton Permit (BAT) Initial Paper 60 days October 21, 2019
Alarm Company Employee (ACE) Initial Online 60 days November 25, 2019
Paper November 10, 2019
Renewal Online 60 days January 15, 2020
Paper December 10, 2019
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Initial Online 60 days November 25, 2019
Paper November 10, 2019
Renewal Online 60 days January 15, 2020
Paper December 10, 2019
Locksmith Employee (LOC) Initial Online 60 days November 25, 2019
Paper November 10, 2019
Renewal Online 60 days January 15, 2020
Paper December 10, 2019
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE) Initial Paper 60 days November 10, 2019
Renewal Online 60 days January 15, 2020
Paper December 10, 2019
Veteran Employee Applications Initial Online 30 days December 12, 2019
Paper December 1, 2019
Renewal Online 30 days January 15, 2020
Paper January 10, 2020
Veteran Firearms Applications Initial Paper 38 days December 1, 2019
Renewal Paper 30 days December 10, 2019


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