16-hour BSIS Exposed Firearms Permit

This 16-hour course is approved by the California State Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. It is designed to give the security officer an awareness of the legal and moral aspects of the use of firearms while carrying a handgun as a licensed security officer. This course includes classroom instruction as well as practical application on the shooting range. This course not only covers target shooting, but instinct shooting.

$185 – Sacramento Area / $200 – Bay Area

Includes: range fees, targets, eye protection and ear protection, and BSIS forms. 

If student needs to rent a weapon, fee to rent is $10.

Student is responsible for course fee, and their ammunition. A minimum of 150 rounds are required for this course.

The applicant will be responsible for submitting an application to the BSIS at a cost of $80.00.  A Core-Ops personnel will assist you in this process in class on day one.

The applicant must also submit a LiveScan fingerprint background check along with the application at an additional cost, which varies based on location the Live Scan is completed.

The state requires all students taking this course must present the school with documentation to provide proof of United States citizenship and/or legal residency.

MUST bring one of the following MANDATORY documents on your first day of class:

  • Birth certificate
  • U.S. Passport
  • INS alien resident status
  • Military DD214 (discharge honorable)
  • Military I.D.

State law mandates that individuals taking this specific firearms course must be free of felony convictions and violent misdemeanors, as well as narcotics crimes and weapons charges. The applicant should discuss any convictions with Core Training Solutions prior to enrolling in any weapons courses.

For any issues, please contact our Core Training personnel PRIOR to range day:

(510) 625-1505