​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 Investigator
Private Patrol Operator
Alarm Company Operator
Security Guard
Alarm Agent
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.
2015 Dates:
September 15, 17 & 19
November 10, 12 & 14
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.



Attention: Location Change for 2015:

NEW location:
(for the Tuesday/Thursday academic portion of the class)
College of the Sequoias-Visalia Campus
915 S. Mooney Blvd., 93277
John Muir Building, Room 107

Click here for map: CCW Campus Map 2015.png


Saturday (same gun range as last year):

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
  • Online registration is NOT supported on mobile devices such as IPhones IPads, etc. You must use a PC or Mac computer or laptop.
  • If you are paying with cash or a credit card, you cannot register online. Otherwise, please click the following link to register:
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:
Click here for the Business, Industry & Community Education student cancellation and refund policy.
Last Updated: 9/8/2015 10:20 AM