Advanced Security Training
Individuals holding a security worker license who are required to carry and use handcuffs in the performance of their duties are now required to make application to add this condition to their Security Worker license through the Registrar, Security Services Act.
In order to obtain this condition, individuals must successfully complete the 24-hour Advanced Security Training (AST) course provided by AST Instructors approved by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Approved AST instructors are listed near the bottom of this page.
Approved Advanced Security Training Instructors are required to follow the training standards for the security industry as outlined in the Security Services Act. AST Certificates must be renewed every three years.
This required course is 24 hours and focuses on:
- Security Services Act & Regulations
- Advanced Force Options Theory
- Introduction to Control Tactics
- Application of Restraints
- Excited Delirium & Positional Asphyxia
- Reporting & Documentation
Read more about the AST Objectives
Students must achieve a minimum of 75% for successful completion. Successful students will receive their Certification of Training Completion electronically via their AST Instructor.
Individuals with prior training and experience can apply for exemption from training or from training and examination if they meet specific exemption criteria and are within applicable timelines. Exemptions are processed through the Registrar, Security Services Act.
(Toll-free) 1.855.587.0185 (press option 1)
To access an Advanced Security Training (AST) course, please contact any of the approved AST Instructors listed below. If you're interested in becoming a security training instructor, please complete the application form.
* Regions are listed for general information only; most instructors will travel for contract courses.
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Kamloops, Kelowna, Okanagan
Last updated March 11, 2020