ALBERTA BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (ABST) V4 – 40 HRS125
About this course
Sting’s Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 is the latest version of the Alberta government approved forty (40) hours course. It has been improved with over 100 videos, over 40 quizzes, extra practice questions, exercises and resources to help you pass the course. You must complete all assignments, 7 modules and final exam with 80% or above in order to book your exam. Upon successful completion of the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 course and government exam, you will be eligible to apply for a security guard license and be able to seek employment as a Security Guard within the Security Industry.
The ABST online course is professionally narrated by a certified instructor and includes a combination of videos, activities, exercises, quizzes, pre-tests, post-tests, learning journal and more. Participants must complete all modules and then write a provincial exam at one of our Testing Facilities or Virtual Exam with 80% or above to receive provincial certification and apply for a Security License in Alberta.
The course is broken down into seven (7) modules and covers the following topics:
- Introduction to the Professional Security Industry.
- The Canadian Legal System and Security Professionals.
- Basic Security Procedures.
- Communication for Security Professionals.
- Documentation and Evidence.
- Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals.
- Health and Safety for Security Professionals
The Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 course participants will be able to book their provincial exam and then apply for a licence.
The outcome for this 40-hour program is intended to instill course participants with knowledge and skill sets in the following areas:
- Describe the specific roles and responsibilities of a Security Professional.
- Explain Federal and Provincial Legislation and Regulations in relation to the work of a Security Professional
- List and describe the knowledge and skill sets required to perform Basic Security Patrol duties.
- Understand and apply a professional and effective style of communication in order to manage and control incidents.
- Demonstrate exceptional proficiencies and accuracy in note-taking and Security Report Writing.
- Understand and articulate the process of managing an Emergency Incident / Emergency Response
- Maintain personal and professional safety and well being while working as a Security Professional.
You must demonstrate competency in the above areas in order to write the exam and apply for a license.
The Alberta Security Guard Training (ABST) V4 course is designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in the Security Industry in Alberta and require a security licence. It may also serve as a useful refresher for experienced security workers. It is the required training to obtain a security licence.
Equivalent to 40 hours / access to the course for 90 days – 24/7 anytime, anywhere.
Online or Classroom
The online version of the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 course is considered the equivalent to the classroom training.
The ABST-V4 course is government accredited by the following provincial agency:
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (SOLGEN) – SSIA Course Accreditation #: AT000333
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This training for licensing requires that you write and pass a provincial government exam with 80% or better. You will have two (2) chances to pass the exam. The exam consists of a combination short answer and multiple choice questions. The government exam can be taken in a classroom or virtually online – you will be able to view testing options once you login to the course.
Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from your province. This certificate will be accepted across Canada.
Upon completion of this course and the provincial exam, you will be eligible to apply for a security license in your province. You must meet all licensing requirements in order to qualify for a security licence in your province.
Click here to learn more about How to Become a Security Guard and licensing requirements in your province.
- Alberta Basic Security Training Manual – Online Version
- Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 Course Overview and Outline
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST):
~ Komal R., Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 Student 12/19/2020
“This program was well thought up, easily navigated and very informative.”
~ Paddy O., Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 Student 4/4/2021
“All the materials have been very well defined and clarified.”
~ Gurmeet L., Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) V4 Student 12/2/2019
Head of Security and Instructor
Keith Best, Sting’s BC Head of Security Operations and Certified BST and ABST Instructor in BC and AB, has worked with our Sting CEO for over a decade.
SHARING IS CARING
Upon successful completion of security training and licensing, individuals will be able to seek employment as a Security Guard, Loss Prevention Worker, Executive Security or Alarm Responder with the Security Industry across Canada.
Introduction to the Security Industry
In Module 1, you will learn to: describe the various roles and responsibilities of security professionals; identify circumstances and explain how security professionals protect persons; identify circumstances and explain how security professionals protect property; define the process through which security professionals are licensed in the province of Alberta; state the main provisions of the Security Services and Investigator’s Act; describe the main provisions of the Security Services and Investigator’s Act; state the responsibilities and restrictions of a security professional under the Act; describe the Complaints process as identified under the Security Services Investigator’s Act; define and demonstrate professional conduct for security professionals; and define and demonstrate professional appearance and deportment for security professionals.
The Canadian Legal System and Security Professionals
In Module 2, you will learn to: describe how the Criminal Code of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms relate to the work of a security professional; Identify the legal authorities, rights, and limitations of an on-duty security professional; discuss and provide examples of a citizen’s power of arrest under the Criminal Code; identify the types of offenses in the Criminal Code of Canada and provide examples of each; discuss and provide examples of the following: o Use of force in the line of duty o Provisions for search and seizure in the performance of duties o Legal powers of security professionals in situations of trespassing or vandalism o Legal powers of security professionals in loss prevention and theft; describe the consequences when a security professional exceeds his/her authority; identify and explain additional legislation with respect to security professionals, including: o Gaming and Liquor Act and Regulation o Employment Standards Code and Regulation o Petty Trespass Act
Basic Security Procedures
In Module 3, you will learn to: explain and demonstrate the observation skills utilized by a security professional; explain and demonstrate the various techniques used to: control access to sites or venues, and areas within, carry out surveillance, control crowds, describe the signs and behaviours associated with substance abuse, identify drug paraphernalia, interact with media personnel, control traffic in emergency and non-emergency situations; describe shift-related responsibilities, such as: interpreting shift posting orders, starting a new shift and transferring responsibility at the end of a shift; explain best practices when working with a partner; as well as explain and provide examples of an appropriate use of force response for a security professional.
Communication for Security Professionals
In Module 4, you will learn to: describe effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies for security professionals; identify and demonstrate methods of communication which are free from bias, discrimination, or harassment; identify strategies for effective verbal and non-verbal communication in situations where communication barriers exist; explain and demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication skills when interacting with individuals who show signs of being: uncooperative, violent, and impaired; identify and develop strategies to control your personal triggers in situations of conflict or anxiety; as well as conduct an effective interview.
Documentation and Evidence
In Module 5, you will learn to: describe the importance and legal implications of maintaining an accurate and complete notebook; describe the correct use of a notebook; maintain an accurate and complete notebook; obtain and record an accurate and complete statement; prepare accurate and complete written reports; preserve and protect evidence and a potential crime scene; as well as prepare for the process of giving testimony in court.
Response Procedures for Security Professionals
In Module 6, you will learn to: identify emergency alarm calls and required follow-up response; identify required assistance upon responding to an emergency alarm; describe precautions for maintaining the safety of self and others at the scene of an emergency; as well as monitor emergency scene for status changes and advise additional resources as required.
Health and Safety for Security Professionals
In Module 7 you will learn to: describe best practices for personal safety while on duty in the areas of: communication, duties and emergency response; identify potential hazards at security sites and venues; discuss strategies for dealing with the effects of shift work on: health, personal fitness, sleep and social life.