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BC Mandatory Security Licensing

Upon successful completion of's Basic Security Training (BST) course, you must meet all licensing requirements outlined by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Policing and Community Safety Branch, Security Programs and Police Technology Division.


   BC Security Licensing Process 

  1. Complete Application Form for New Security Worker License or apply ONLINE (recommended)
  2. Provide copies of approved ID with application form
  3. Provide proof of approved training (BST Certificate) with application form
  4. 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)
  5. Provide one photograph (passport quality, digital for e-license)
  6. Mail or courier (or apply ONLINE) the application package to the Security Programs office
You are NOT permitted to work as a Security Professional
without a valid Security License

Security Workers from Alberta


On April 1, 2009 the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) came into effect. TILMA provides for labour mobility for workers in certified occupations that are regulated in both provinces.

Under TILMA, any individual who has a Security Guard, Private Investigator or Locksmith licence from the Public Security Division in Alberta, will be required to submit an application form for a B.C. Security Worker licence.
Use the application form, Apply for a New Security Worker Licence (SPD0503) - download from Security Worker & Forms and Guide, following the process and requirements for a new licence outlined in the guide to Getting and Keeping Your Security Worker Licence.
     In summary, application requirements in BC are:
  • Criminal Record Check

  • Proof of certification

  • Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant or work/study permit

  • Payment of application fees

  • Photograph

  • Fingerprints

      If you are unsure whether your Albertan occupation meets the criteria for labour mobility under TILMA, contact Security Programs.
Contact us for more information.

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