Advanced Security Training (AST)

Prerequisite: 19yrs +, English Fluency, Current Security License 
Duration:24 hours / 3 Days
Instructor:Certified AST Instructor (Approved by Justice Institute of British Columbia)
Completion: 100% attendance, 75% min. passing grade at written exam
Certification: Accredited Completion (Certification) in Advanced Security Training with Use ofRestraints (HANDCUFFS)
Re-certification:Renew every three (3) years  
Course content:

The Advanced Security Training (AST) Course consists of seven (7) specific modules instructed in a Classroom environment over a period of twenty four (24) hours. At the completion of the AST Course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the specific Roles and Responsibilities of a Security Professional when using force, and the National Use of Force Model
  • Explain Federal and Provincial Legislation and Regulations in relation to the work of a Security Professional and key provisions relating to use of force
  • List and describe the knowledge and skill sets required to perform Basic Arrest Procedures and legal implications when using force
  • Understand and apply a professional and effective style of communication in order to manage, control incidents, and use of force theory
  • Demonstrate exceptional proficiencies and accuracy in note-taking and Security Report Writing when dealing with force
  • Explain and demonstrate physical control tactics safely and efficiently, application of restraints
  • Explain what excited delirium and positional asphyxia is and how to recognize it
  • Maintain personal and professional safety and well being while working as a Security Professional
  • At the completion of the AST Course, Individuals holding a security worker license who are required to carry and use handcuffs in the performance of their duties are now required to make application to add this condition to their Security Worker license through the Registrar, Security Services Act

The outcome for this 24-hour program is intended to instill course participants with knowledge and skill sets in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Security Services Act and Regulation
  • Advanced Force Options Theory
  • Introduction to Control Tactics
  • Application of Restraints
  • Excited Delirium Syndrome & Positional Asphyxia
  • Reporting & Documentation


Segments 4 and 5 are hands-on lessons for which the students will have to be able to safely and effectively demonstrate the use of the techniques involved in the program to a level of competency assessed by the Instructor. Final written exams are administered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Take-Home Materials:
Advanced Security Training Manual
AST Course Outline


AST Exam Prep Available!

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