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Steps to getting your security license

To work as a security guard in Alberta, you are required to have a license. The process of getting your security license can seem daunting, but with the right steps, it can be easy and straightforward. Here are the steps you need to take to get your license.

First, you will need to enrol a security training course (Alberta Basic Security Training -ABST). This course will give you the basic knowledge needed to work as a security guard.

Next, Begin your background check. This will ensure that you do not have any criminal convictions that would disqualify you from working as a security guard.

Finally, take the licensing exam. This test will assess your knowledge of security guard duties and practices

We have put the steps together for you in an easy check list. This list below covers everything you need and the recommend order.


1. Start your police background check

This process may take as long as 3 weeks to complete. It is strongly recommended you begin this process right away, in order to have all your documents as soon as possible.

2. Enrol and Begin your Alberta Basic Security Training

3. Get a passport Sized Photo

4. Write your security exam.

5. Submit your completed security license application

6.Your now have your security license


Useful Links

Security Application - Alberta Solicitor General and Justice

Proctored Security Exam - Integrity Proctoring Services

Security Training - SCOPE Safety & Security

Alberta Registry Offices - Alberta Solicitor General and Justice

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