Basic Security Training:
The Registrar of the Security Programs & Police Technology Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General regulates the security industry in British Columbia, including licensing and compliance. The Justice Institute of British Columbia is responsible, on behalf of the Registrar, for the development and maintenance of training standards, and the administration of Security Training. This includes the administration of monitored examinations for security courses, the inspection and quality control of schools and approved security instructors.
Approved Security Training Schools are required to follow the training standards for the security industry as outlined in the Security Services Act and the Approved Security Training Policy Manual.
"I would recommend this course but just not to go to any school. I think Glen Moffat does an excellent job as he is very experienced in the whole aspect of policing and security and very professional. I would recommend Moffat Security."
Mr. Troy Nystrom
Under Regulation 3 of the SSA, security professionals are required to complete mandatory training prior to eligibility for Provincial licensing.
There are mandatory training requirements in the Province of BC for security service types. In addition to training, those in the security industry also must be licensed. Direct licensing is a significant change in security industry licensing. The Mandatory training and license requirements are governed by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
The Security Services Act
Under the Security Services Act, individuals working in the security industry are responsible to obtain and hold a security worker license. Prior to September 1, 2008. In addition, with the implementation of the Security Services Act, a number of new sectors of the security industry will be regulated. The new sectors are: commissionaires, armoured car guards, closed circuit television installers (Access Control), in-house security guards, in-house private investigators, bodyguards, and doorpersons at licensed liquor establishments.
For more information on the Security Services Act and the Security Industry and Licensing, you can go the website
Security Businesses and Security Workers that Require Licensing
As of September 1, 2008, the following security service types require licensing (or renewal of existing licenses) under the new Security Services Act.
- Security Guards
- Security Alarm Service, Sales, Monitoring and/or Response
- Armoured Car
- Security Consultant
The following security service types also require licensing under the Security Services Act. The licensing requirement will be phased in over the next year.
- Commissionaire – effective November 1, 2008
- Armoured Car Guard – effective December 1, 2008
- Closed Circuit Television Installer – effective March 1, 2009
- Electronic Locking Device Installer (Access Control) – effective March 1, 2009
- In-house security guard – licensed as "security guard" service effective September 1, 2009
- In-house private investigator – licensed as "security guard" service effective September 1, 2009
- Bodyguard – licensed as "security guard" service effective November 1, 2009
Doorperson at licensed liquor establishments – licensed as "security guard" service effective November 1, 2009
Mr. Glen Moffat is a qualified BST Instructor, certified by the Justice Institute of B.C.
BST Objectives (PD)
Instruction is provided not only locally, but Province wide, including such places as Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria, lower Mainland including Chilliwack and other parts of B.C.
Fees & Costs:
The cost for entire BST course is $446.88 including HST, student handbook and JIBC examination fee. Expenses to cover travel, venue, etc. will be the client's responsibility.