How to Verify Your Guard Card is Current
To see if your or anyone’s Guard Card is current by using the BSIS Website’s Guard Card Verification page, which should look like the image below. The more information you enter, the fewer results you’ll get when you do the search. However, you only have to input search text into one field. Enter your name as you wrote it on the BSIS Guard Card application form. If you enter a license number, if the license number exists, you’ll only get one result.
We searched for Guard Cards that have been issued to people with the last name of “smith” as an example. We got lots of Guard Cards as “smith” is a common last name. The image below shows the first few Guard Cards found in the search.
If you click on an underlined name, you get detailed information about the status of this Guard Card. You can see on the Guard Card detail, the security guard license number and the license status. For your Guard Card to to be valid, your License Status should be CLEAR. The first image below shows a CLEAR license, and the second image below shows a CANCELLED license.
What should You Read Next?
- For more information on the general steps required to be a security guard, read How to Get a Guard Card.
- For how to get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location or how to fill out the Live Scan form, read How to Get Fingerprinted / Live Scan.
- For how to change some information on your Guard Card, such as your name, or renew your license, read How to Update, Replace Renew Your Guard Card.
- For more about the Guard Card training requirements, read Guard Card Training.