Course Prerequisites:

Students must have a minimum of Grade 10 Reading and Comprehension and a solid grasp of the English Language.


Five, eight hour days 

40 hrs in the classroom plus 2 hrs of examination time. 

Duration of Certification:

Successfully complete once.

course Format:

Lectures, group activities, role play,

group activities and written exercises.

Course Content:

Introduction to Private Security, Applying Legal Rights

and Responsibilities, Note Taking, Report Writing, Patrol Procedures and

Personal Safety.

Required Text:

Basic Security Training Manual. Students will receive their manual upon registration.


The Justice Institute of BC will administer the exam on the sixth day of class. The written exam consists of 100 questions in the multiple choice format. Students must attain a mark of 70% or better to pass the exam and meet the Province of British Columbia’s minimum standard for licensing. Students must provide a valid, government issued piece of ID with a picture at the time of testing. Students without the proper ID will not be issued an exam. The exam can be taken up to three times with a re-testing fee.

Important Note:

Security candidates must be aware that this is an intense program that requires extensive reading and commitment to their overall success. Instructor support is provided throughout the duration of the course. **Participants who successfully write the examination must undergo a security check prior to licensing. All courses are subject to a minimum size requirement and as such, cancellation can be made with reasonable prior notice. Students can cancel without a cancellation fee if notification is received three days before the commencement of the course.

Success Guaranteed Policy:

Participants who act in a professional manner, complete all assignments and participate in class activities may return without charge.

Please contact us for course rates


Instructor:  Jason GILLIS

Location:      Northern BC Guard Academy

                    111B-1600 Third Ave.

​                    Prince George, BC

                    V2L 3G6 

                    in the PG Native Friendship Centre

Time:              8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

                    With an hour lunch break and

                    various non-scheduled energy breaks

                                     Basic Security training

  The Basic Security Course (BST) is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in entering the exciting and growing field of security. It will provide them with the theory and the understanding of applicable laws and regulations necessary to write the competency examination issued by the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) and for their career in the security industry.
   This training prepares the participant by providing the necessary theories of Professional Conduct, Law and the applicable Regulations, Note Taking, Report Writing, Use of Force, Tactical Communication and more. The course prepares them to write the Government of British Columbia Security Service examination issues by the Justice Institute of BC and for the security industry.