BSIS Basic Firearms Course (16 Hrs.)
This course is designed to cover the moral and legal aspects of practical shooting and meets the requirements for the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and Concealed Weapons Permits. The course is for civilians interested in obtaining a Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) permit and practicum training at the gun range. If you are a civilian and you do not want to take the practicum training (shooting at the gun range) you will only need to take the four-hour CCW class. Click here for more information regarding the COS CCW course.
The course is also for individuals seeking to become licensed in one of the occupations listed below:
Private Patrol Operator
Alarm Company Operator
Professionals required to have a BSIS license:
If your BSIS license is expired, you are required to take a full 16-hour course again. If you simply need to renew your license, you only need to take a Requalification Course. Click here
for more information on the COS BSIS Requalification Course.
Note: You must be 18 or older to take this class.
This is a not-for-credit course.
As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts. As a not-for-credit course, Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for or offset the costs of this course.
April 8, 10 & 12
June 17, 19, & 21
September 9, 11 & 13
November 11, 13 & 15
Time : 6 pm-10 pm Tuesday (at COS)
6 pm-10 pm-Thursday (at COS)
8 am-5 pm-Saturday (at Visalia PD Gun Range)
Cost : $200
Instructor : Mr. Dan Wells
Supplies students will need to bring
For Tuesday/Thursday class:
- Paper and pen for note taking.
For Saturday class (Gun Range):
- Your firearm, holster, and 200 rounds of ammunition (NO reloaded materials allowed).
*Note: When transporting, the firearm and the ammunition must be located in different areas of the car, aka: NOT TOGETHER.
- Eye and ear protection.
- Lunch and drinks for the day.
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
BICS Training Center
4136 N. Mooney Blvd.
(located about halfway between Visalia and Tulare)
Visalia PD Gun Range
(7400 Ave 328, Visalia, CA)
Directions to the gun range : From Hwy 198W take Plaza Dr. Exit (Rd 80);
Going North, Turn left(west) on Ave 328; Range approx. 3/4 mi. on right
Click here to register for the BSIS Basic Firearms Course (16 Hrs.).
Click here for step-by-step instructions on the registration process.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
for the Business, Industry & Community Education student cancellation and refund policy.