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Advanced Private Security Specialist

Approved for Veteran Training

Facility code # 15-5007-05.

Classes can be taken individually, please refer to I-Train for details at website. 

I-Train Course Code: 43010217190300. 

State Provider ID: 962

[Updated for Spring 2023 Semester]

Be Ready to Serve and Protect!

Security officers are in high demand and the private security industry in the State of California is growing at a fast pace leading to job security.

These courses are taught by law enforcement officials with extensive knowledge and work experience in the field. The Security Training Academy at Hacienda La Puente is a short term training program designed and focused on preparing the students for a career in law enforcement/security field.

This security academy course complies with the Department of Consumer Affairs' skills training for security guards. (Authority cited: 7581, Business and Professions code, Reference: Sections 7583.6 and 7583.7, Business and Professions code.)

Funding available for those who qualify.

(120 hours of training)

This 3½ week course includes: Powers to Arrest, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness, Public Relations, Communication & It's Significance, Firearms Safety/Firearms Range Qualifications (includes 38mm, 9mm, 40 cal. and 45 cal. is optional additional fee may apply), Arrest Search & Seizure, Handcuffing, Weaponless Defense, Straight, Side Handle, and Expandable Baton, Chemical Agents/OC-Pepper Spray, CPR/First Aid, Legal Liability, Conflict Resolution, Observation & Documentation, Post Orders, Report Writing and SB-1626 School Police Training includes Security Awareness in Education, Dynamics of Student Behavior, Disaster & Emergencies, Educational Environment, and Roles & Responsibilities of a School Police Officer.

Permits include: California Guard Card, Firearms Permit (up to 4 calibers), State Baton Card and Chemical Agents/OC Peppers Spray, CPR/First Aid (valid for 2 years) and SB-1626 School Police Training certification.

Cost: Tuition $1,810, State Certifications $258, live scan $109, insurance $18 and ID badge $5.                                                                                        Total Program Cost: $2,200

Note: Classes in Advance Private Security can be taken as individual courses or as a Gold Certificate Program.

Security Officer Unarmed - Guard (88 hours of training)

Includes the 40 hours state mandated training for Guard Card, Baton, School Security SB 1626 and CPR/First Aid.

Cost: $1,393 (includes registration, class materials, state certification for Guard, live scan, CPR/FA card & insurance).

Days Time Location Teacher
M - F Hours may vary Willow Center,

Security Guard Basic (40 hours of training)

Includes 40 hours of state mandated training for Guard Card.

Cost: $725 (includes registration, class materials, Guard Card, live scan and insurance). 

Days Time Location Teacher
M - F Hours may vary Willow Center,


For additional information

Please call Martin Barragan, V.A. Certifying Official (626) 934-2866 or cell (626) 434-6769.


Held every
Tuesday at 9:00 am. 
No appointment is necessary!


  • Must be 18 years of age prior to the start of class.
  • Valid California Driver's License/ID card.
  • Pass a Department of Justice and F.B.I. background check.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or HSE (GED®, HiSET, or TASC).