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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. Book online at www.eproctorcanada.com with only two business days 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 to acquire a private security license. In Alberta, candidates have the option of an online exam delivered by PSKN. This exam must be delivered in a proctored setting.
To Register for the Alberta Licensing Online Exam
Once you have successfully completed the Alberta Basic Security Training (BST) course you can book your exam with eProctor Canada. eProctor Canada is a convenient way to write your exam from the comfort of your own home. You will be supervised remotely by a trained and approved proctor all while saving on time and money of traveling to an in-person exam. To register for an online exam at eProctor Canada, follow the steps in this PDF: How to Create an Account and Book an Exam.
There is no additional fee for the first exam, a $60 (+ tax) fee will be applied if you need to rewrite. Choose to take your exam online through eProctor Canada by registering through eProctor Canada's website.
Note: Please note that PSKN is not involved in the licensing application or approval process. Candidates who fail to attend their exam, may be charged a fee to re-write. Please read the eProctor FAQ carefully to understand cancellation policies. Once you have written the exam, PSKN will send your exam results (pass or fail) to the Alberta Registrar. This information is a required component of the licensing application process. 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