The Basic Security Training (BST) course is broken down into five (5) modules and is intended to instill course participants with knowledge and skill sets in the following areas:
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 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.
Complete Application Form for New Security Worker License or apply ONLINE (recommended). ( https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/security-services/security-industry-licensing/online-applications)
Provide copies of approved ID with application form
Provide proof of approved training (BST Certificate) with application form
Provide Request for Fingerprinting form and provide copy of the Confirmation of Fingerprinting (SEGI is an RCMP certified Fingerprint Services Agency that completes both ink and digital fingerprints)
Provide one photograph (passport quality, digital for e-license)
Mail or courier (or apply ONLINE) the application package to the following address
Security Programs Division
PO Box 9217 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9J1
4th floor, 3350 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 7X9
(No public access)
$250 course fees are due the Friday before the first day of the class.
Students registering less than 48 hours before the commencement of the course will be required to pay in full.
Currently, the online version of this course is only available directly through the Justice Institute of BC.