Basic Security Training in Vancouver

Basic Security Training – BST

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:

  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Legal Studies
  • Report Writing
  • Tactical Communication
  • Personal Safety and Use of Force Theory

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 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.


When Do I Pay For The Course

$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.

Can I Take The Course Through Correspondence Or Online

Currently, the online version of this course is only available directly through the Justice Institute of BC.


  • $250.00 – Price includes BST book and all supplies
  • There is no tax applicable on this course.

BC Security Licensing Process

Mail or courier (or apply ONLINE) the application package to the following address

Security Programs Division
Phone no 1 855 587 0185 ( Press option 1)
Fax 250 387 4454
Email- [email protected]
Security Programs personnel are available Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Mailing 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)