Security Guard Training

College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) College of the Desert Partnership and Community Education (PaCE).


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 Investigative 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:


Get more information on the Security Guard Card.

Register Online or call to reserve your seat: 760-776-7420

Estimated Costs:

Guard Card Only-8 hours= $159

Full Program (3 sessions)= $450