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Security Guard Course (BST) in Vancouver

The Basic Security Guard Course (BST) in Vancouver 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


Effective November 30, 2009, all persons wishing to become a security professional in British Columbia must successfully complete a 40-hour mandatory basic Security Guard Course (BST) program to qualify for a license. The training is mandatory and upon successful completion of the Basic Security Guard Course (BST), 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)
  • 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 Security Programs office

Cost of the course

$160.00 – Price includes BST book and all supplies.
There is no tax applicable on this course.

  • Start date: 29 JULY 2024 - M-F #227- 7093- King George Blvd. Surrey, BC V3W5A2 Time: call

    Basic security Guard Training ( BST Course) - Approved by JIBC The in person Classes (2 weeks course) are ongoing. Evening Classes avaialable. Fees- $150 + GST - for classes -$157.50 $62 for Exam $220 for License- (1 year License fees+ dcumentation + Fingerprinting) Total- $440.00

    Available Seats: 11

    Cost: $150.00

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