Alberta Security Guard Licensing Requirements

Individuals applying for a licence under the Security Services and Investigators Act must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age (16 if applying for a Locksmith Apprentice Training Licence)
  • A Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Competent and of good character
  • No serious criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted
  • No outstanding criminal charges
  • Not the subject of a criminal investigation
  • Fluent in speaking English.
    • The standard for fluency is the ability to communicate effectively with the public and members of the emergency response system during emergency situations.
  • Successful completion of training requirements (see Alberta Security Guard Training page for more information) for the class(es) of licence being sought
  • Successful completion of baton training if seeking authority to carry a baton
  • In addition to providing proof of qualifications, applicants will be required to swear an affidavit on the application form attesting to their qualifications. Swearing a false affidavit will result in suspension or cancellation of a licence.

For Alberta students we will arrange an exam sitting for you upon satisfactory completion of the course.

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