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BC Government Requirements

Effective November 30, 2009, all persons wishing to become a security professional in British Columbia must successfully complete a 40-hour mandatory basic security training (BST) program to qualify for a license. The training is mandatory and applies to the following classes of license:

Upon successful completion of the Basic Security Training (BST) course, you must meet all licensing requirements as set out under the Security Services Act and outlined by the Security Programs and Police Technology Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. Your employer will require copy both of the front and back of your license when you begin employment.


A licensed security guard provides or supervises a guard patrol or watch of property; monitors or responds to security alarms installed on the property of another person (bodyguard); provides or supervises the guard of an individual; performs services to prevent the loss of property; and/or provides door security (door person) at an establishment licensed under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. 

See Security Services Regulation sections 3(10) and 15(4) item 12
You are NOT permitted to work as a Security Professional
without a valid Security License.  

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