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Can you renew your security license online?

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Some states allow a security guard to renew his license online, while others require him to visit a local office or mail in his renewal information. In California, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services allows a security guard to renew online.

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A California security guard may only renew his license online under certain circumstances. To renew online, the security license must not be expired or delinquent and must not be expiring within the next 90 days. He receives a form before this date to inform him of how and when to renew the license online. The licensee must also not have outstanding fines or a firearm permit.

Washington is one state in which a security guard cannot renew his license online. Security guards in Washington must fill out the renewal form and send it to the appropriate address.

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