Security Guard Training in Saskatchewan


Are you interested in a career in Security? Well, you’ve come to the right place to learn the skills required to do the job, get certified and obtain your security guard licence in Saskatchewan.

Sting is accredited through the Saskatchewan Justice to deliver the mandatory 40-hour basic security training program, “Saskatchewan Basic Security Training (SBST)” online and in a classroom.

Our team of trainers have an extensive background in security and investigations and are here to help guide you every step of the way.  Contact us if you need help registering for a course or wish to book a group or would like to book an in-class course at your location.

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Who is eligible to apply for a security license in Saskatchewan?

To be eligible for an Saskatchewan security guard licence you must:

  • be over 18 years old
  • be eligible to work in Canada
  • be fluent in English
  • have no criminal record
  • have no outstanding criminal charges
  • not be the subject of a criminal investigation

Click here to learn about How to Become a Security Guard and what employers are looking for.


How do I apply for a security worker license in Saskatchewan?

To get your Saskatchewan Security Guard License and start working, follow these easy steps:

STEP 1: Take the mandatory Saskatchewan Basic Security Training (SBST) with an approved Training Provider.

STEP 2: Book and pass your Government Exam.

STEP 3: Apply for Security License.

STEP 4: Start working when you receive your Security License!

Sting Executive Group International is an accredited training provider.  The SBST online course is broken down into seven modules and an online test with 75% or above. Trainees must complete all modules, tests and assignments in order to book the exam.   

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Upon completion of the course, you are eligible to write the Government licensing exam. 

SEGI covers the provincial exam fee for your first exam.

NOTE – Cheating will not be tolerated and if you are found cheating, you will be disqualified from any further exam bookings and revoked any licensing privileges.

To become a private investigator or security guard you and your employer must complete the following forms:

To license a security and/or private investigator businesses complete the following forms:

Please note that the business must be registered with Information Service Corporation.

Once you have completed your application package, return it to:

Private Investigators and Security Guards

Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety

2nd Floor, 515 Henderson Drive

Regina, SK  S4N 5X1

Processing of your application may take as long as 2-3 weeks, so the earlier you apply the better.  Ensure your application is complete as incomplete applications will be returned which may result in a delay of your license being issued.  You are not eligible to start work as a Security Guard unless they are in possession of a current and up to date Security Guard License.

For more information on the requirements for Security Licensing in Saskatchewan and to view the SBST Participant Manual – please click here.



Click here, select the course and hit next.  Enter your details and payment information. Once submitted, you will immediately receive an email from SEGI with receipt and login instructions then you will be ready to start your training!

To get your Saskatchewan Security Guard License and start working, follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Take the mandatory Saskatchewan Basic Security Training with an approved Training Provider.

Step 2: Book and pass your Government Exam.

Step 3: Apply for Security Licence

Step 4: Start working when you receive your Security Licence!!

Provincial licensing fees are covered by your employer in SK.

The course is broken down into 12 modules.  Click here to view the course description.

Yes! The online training is the equivalent to the classroom training but can be done in your own time, whenever and wherever you can get to the internet.

The course is 40-hours.  If you take it online it could take 1-2 weeks, plus 1 week after you take the exam. Processing of your application (by the Registrar) may take as long as 2-3 weeks, so the earlier you apply the better.

SEGI covers the provincial exam fee for your first exam. You may only attempt the exam twice.

Once you have completed all the training and passed the final online exam with 75% or better, you will be able to book your exam yourself while logged in. If you live in a remote area and do not see any available exams, please email and an exam will be arranged for you.

You must achieve 75% or above to receive a Certificate of Completion.

It takes about 5-7 business days to receive your results and Certificate of Completion.

There is a zero tolerance cheating policy. If you are caught cheating, then you will be expelled from the exam and not permitted to continue. 

You have up to 2 times to write the exam. The first $50 fee is included in your course fee. If you fail your exam you can rebook another exam but there will be a $50 fee.

SEGI works with a number of security companies who are actively recruiting professionals.  Go to to see the latest employment opportunities.

You will receive an email with your official exam results and Certificate of Completion within 5-7 business days of completing your exam.

No. Once you take the 40-hour course and pass the government exam, you do not have to retake the course again.  You have to submit a renewal application with a new photo, ID, criminal record checks, application form and payment.

Yes.  Training licences are available if you’re currently enrolled in an approved training course. Your employer must submit the training licence application for you. Training licences are valid for 30 days and will be converted to a standard licence after you’ve completed the training course and passed the final exam.

If you have a criminal record or have been charged, your application for a Saskatchewan security licence may not be approved. The decision is up to Saskatchewan Justice.

If you have been charged or a suspect of an investigation, Saskatchewan Justice may put your licence under review and suspend or revoke your licence pending outcome of investigation or trial.

The Compliant Policy outlines the complaint process. A security guard must abide by the Code of Conduct. If a security guard is found to be in breach of the provincial Code of Conduct (breaks the law, uses excessive force, behaves in an inappropriate manner, etc.) could be the subject of an investigation and may result in possible charges, civil litigation, security licence being suspended/revoked and/or termination.

No, individuals licensed under The Private Investigators and Security Guards Act may not carry any type of restricted weapon.

No, security guards and private investigators are prohibited from the possession/use of pepper spray as it is a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code.


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