Conflict Avoidance and Conflict/Violence Prevention (Public Sector Specific)
We are pleased to offer this Alberta licensing course through our strategic partners at Security Guard Course Inc. (SGC) (An approved Alberta Security Programs Accredited Training Provider. )
Our Alberta Basic Security Training Course, or ABST, consists of seven (7) Modules delivered over a period of forty (40) hours. Students must complete all modules and then a provincial exam at one of our Testing Locations with 80% or above to receive provincial certification and apply for a Security License in Alberta. Upon completion of our Alberta Security License Course, participants will have working knowledge of the Security Industry and should be able to:
Security service workers monitor, patrol and guard private property and protect people. In Alberta, you must be licensed to work as a:
The security service licensing fee is $100. Your licence is valid for 2 years. The renewal process is the same as the initial application.
Security service workers can’t hold a second licence as a locksmith or automotive lock bypass worker.
Your individual licence is portable. This means your licence is still valid if you change employers or if you work for multiple employers.
To apply for a licence you must:
All security service workers must meet a specific English fluency standard. This is a level 5 benchmark according to the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks.
All security service workers must successfully complete an approved security training course and score 80% or higher on the provincial final exam.
There are 2 approved training courses. Take either the:
These courses must be completed through an approved training provider.
Contact Security Programs if you’ve:
previously worked in law enforcement, or have completed equivalent training outside Alberta
After you’ve successfully completed your final exam with a score of 80% or higher, you’ll get your training certificate by mail within one week. For information about exam rewrites, or to find out if you’re eligible to challenge an exam, contact Security Programs.
Baton training: In order to carry a baton, you must:
Baton training re-certification is required every 36 months.
Training licences are available if you’re currently enrolled in an approved training course. Your employer must submit the training licence application for you.
Training licences are valid for 30 days and will be converted to a standard licence after you’ve completed the training course and passed the final exam.
Training licences are not portable. This means if you change employers, your new employer must apply for a new training licence for you.
If you’re on a work or study permit, contact Security Programs for application and renewal steps.
Step 1. Get a criminal record check
Get a criminal record check and your photo signed at your local police station.
This check must include these elements:
You can’t submit your application without these original documents. These documents expire 90 days after they’ve been issued.
For more information about criminal record checks including fees and processing times contact your local police, or visit RCMP Criminal Record checks
Step 2. Fill out the forms.
Step 3. Gather your documents
When you apply, you’ll need to provide photocopies of your:
You’ll also need to provide a current:
Step 4. Choose your payment method
The security service licensing fee is $100.
A dual security service and investigators licensing fee is $160.
There are 3 ways to make your payment:
Make your payment online. Print and attach the receipt to your mail application as proof of payment.
Online payments will not be accepted for applications filled through registry agents.
If you’re submitting your mail application through a registry agent, your payment must be made at that registry.
A $9 service charge will be added to the licencing fee. Find a registry agent that offers Security Programs licensing services
When submitting your application by mail, you can pay by:
Step 5. Submit your application
There are 2 ways to submit your application:
Take your application and documents to a registry agent that offers Security Programs licensing services. If your application is approved, you’ll get a temporary licence that’s valid for 60 days.
Mail your application, required documents and payment to:
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
P.O. Box 1023 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2M1
If your application is approved, you’ll get a temporary licence that’s valid for 60 days emailed to you.
After you apply
Your licence card will be mailed to the address in your application. You must provide a photocopy of your licence card to your employer and carry the original with you while you’re working.
Burgess and Associates are approved and licensed Vendors of Record (V.O.R.) for the Government of Ontario to train M.L.E.O.s (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers) and P.O.O.s (Provincial Offences Officers) for all Ministries and Provincially funded agencies that use the V.O.R. system to obtain training for their officers.
The course is designed and developed by a Superior Court Recognized “Subject Matter Expert” in the training of Municipal Bylaw and Enforcement Officers, Provincial Offences Officers, Police and Special Constables in Ontario. Copies of transcripts from these court credentials are available upon request.