After completing the Course, State Application and Live Scan Fingerprinting, the standard processing time for the State to process a Guard Card is 2-6 weeks, however, some are processed much quicker (24 hours) while others may take longer (8+ weeks). See the current BSIS processing times here. The processing time may take longer for applicants with any prior criminal history.
- Check the status of a Guard Card online
- Contact the BSIS at (916) 322-4000 or by email about the status of a Guard Card, only if it has been more than 8 weeks since the submission of the application, application fee, and completion of the Live Scan fingerprinting background check.