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BST - Alberta, is just $149.00. This includes the cost of one written provincial exam, no hidden fees, no extra expenses. Bonus: we have a partnership with eProctor Canada that allows you to write your exam from home. eProctor Canada exams are scheduled every week on Tuesday and Friday - book online at www.eproctorcanada.com with only two business days's notice.
Basic Security Training - Alberta is a comprehensive training course for individuals seeking to enter this industry. It is designed to increase knowledge about the daily duties and responsibilities of a security professional and build the confidence needed to meet the challenges of the workplace.
This online course is delivered in seven modules and is equivalent to 40 hours of classroom instruction. It covers the following learning areas:
- Introduction to the Security Industry (40 minutes)
- Canadian Legal System (1.5 hours)
- Basic Security Patrol Procedures (2.5 hours)
- Communication (1.5 hours)
- Documentation and Evidence (1.5 hours)
- Emergency Response Procedures (1.5 hours)
- Health and Safety (1 hour)
For the full list of modules and associated learning objectives, please see Full Course Description with Learning Objectives.
Provincial Exam Information
In addition to this training, candidates must also successfully complete a provincially mandated exam delivered in an online format and in a professionally proctored setting. Successfully passing the exam is a requirement to get a private security license in Alberta.
There is no additional fee for the first exam, fees will be applied if you need to rewrite. Choose to take your exam online through eProctor Canada by registering through eProctor Canada's website. If you would rather an in-person exam, contact PSKN's support desk with up to two-week's notice and include your preferred exam location from the list found below. Once confirmed, the PSKN Support Desk will send you an email.
PSKN will send your exam results (pass or fail) to the Alberta Registrar. This information is a required component of the licensing application process.
Please note that PSKN is not involved in the licensing application or approval process. Candidates must apply directly to the Alberta Security Programs Department.
This course is designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in Alberta's private security industry. It may also serve as a useful refresher for experienced security professionals.The registration fee to BST - Alberta includes the provincial licensing exam fee.This course is accredited by the Province of Alberta (under SSIA Course License #AT000313) and meets the training requirements outlined in the Security Services and Investigators Act. It is recognized as an Online Alberta Basic Security Training Course (AccBST).
Equivalent to 40 classroom hoursLanguage