Alberta Basic Security Training Course

Classes Held Monthly


(NOTE: This is a classroom course and includes the Provincial Licensing Exam)

The Alberta Basic Security Training course is a required step to receiving an Alberta Security Services Licence. Over five days, you will develop the knowledge and skills required of a security professional and, upon successful completion of the course, you will be well-prepared to write the included provincial licensing exam. You will also be ready to take on a role in the security field.


This course has been designed to provide you with an interactive learning experience. Studies show that individuals learn best when a variety of instructional methods are used. Therefore, in this course, you will participate in classroom lectures, guided discussions, practical exercises, and scenarios. The more you engage with the instructional process, the more you will gain.

 During this course, you will become proficient in the skills required of a security professional, including:

 Understanding of the law

 Basic patrol duties



 Emergency scene management

 The goals of this course are to help you gain confidence in your abilities and to prepare you to meet the challenges of working in security. The instructional materials and activities have been designed to increase your knowledge of the daily duties and responsibilities of a security professional. To that end, learning activities have been structured to resemble elements of the performance which will be expected of you in the field. Use the opportunities for practice and feedback in this course to develop your skills well before you need to use them.


Pursuant to the Alberta Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA) you must be fluent in the English language to possess a Security License. If you do not have at least a Benchmark Level 5 comprehension, you will probably not be able to pass the Provincial Exam.

Licencing under the Security Services and Investigators Act requires an individual to write and pass the provincial exam, provide two forms of ID, a passport sized photograph signed or stamped by the local Police, and provide an up to date Vulnerable Sector Police Check. As these checks may take a few weeks, it is highly recommended you start the record check process as soon as possible.

We now accept online bookings and HERE for the next class.

If you wish to attend the Alberta Basic Security Training course, please let the trainer know by sending an email HERE or by calling the PWM Office at (403)-237-6899.