After Completion Of The ISGI Class and Fingerprinting, the next step is to create a MYPVL account with the DCCA and submit your Guard Employee Registration (GDE) application. To create a MYPVL account go to and follow the instructions to create an account.

After creating the account, log back in, click on “My Applications” and then on “Apply for New License”. From the drop-down box select “Guard Employee Registration”.  Answer the application information, upload your Certificate of Instruction (PDF or JPEG), make payment and submit your GDE application.

Once your application is submitted, the DCCA states to expect 15-20 business days to process a completed application.  They may process your application sooner or take longer.  When your GDE-# (“guard card”) is issued the DCCA will email you a notice of licensure.

Click on the button below for a short video that explains the process.  PLEASE NOTE –  A change occurred after this video was made. You no longer need to upload proof of education documents; you simply attest on the application to having the required education.

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