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College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE)                      provides Security Guard Training.


This 24-Hour Security Guard skills training course follows the AB-2880 prescribed standards, which meets the registration requirements of the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigattive Services. To complete the registration process, applicants must also:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 


Classes are scheduled based on demand at the COD/PaCE (Partnership and Community Education) center located at the Westfield Shopping Mall in Palm Desert, CA. The mall is located at 72-840 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA. The entrance to PaCE is located on the north side of the mall, west of the movie theatres.

Next classes scheduled for:

For more information please click the below link.
To register online please click the link below:
 Call to reserve your seat: (760)776-7420
Estimated Costs:

Guard Card Only-8 hours= $159

Full Program (3 sessions)= $450