BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (BST)
Unit 1 - Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the Course
1 reading
Reading: Unit 1 – Introduction to the Course
Graded: Unit 1 – Words To Know
Graded: Unit 1 – POST TEST
Unit 2 - Professionalism & Ethics
Professionalism & Ethics
1 reading
Reading: Unit 2 – Professionalism & Ethics
Graded: Unit 2 – Words to Know
Graded: Unit 2 – POST TEST
Unit 3 - Legal Studies
Legal Studies
1 reading
Reading: Unit 3 – Legal Studies
Graded: Unit 3 – Words to Know
Graded: Unit 3 – POST TEST
Unit 4 - Report Writing
Report Writing
1 reading
Reading: Unit 4 – Report Writing
Graded: Unit 4 – Words to Know
Graded: Unit 4 – POST TEST
Unit 5 - Personal Safety
Personal Safety
1 reading
Reading: Unit 5 – Personal Safety
Graded: Unit 5 – Words to Know
Graded: Unit 5 – POST TEST
Unit 6 - Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
1 reading
Reading: Unit 6 – Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
Graded: Unit 6 – Words to Know
Graded: Unit 6 – POST TEST

BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (BST)

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BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (BST)

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About this course

Basic Security Training (BST) – Classroom

Sting’s Basic Security Training (BST) Course is the 40 hour (40) mandatory training required for those wishing to become licensed security professionals and work in the security industry in British Columbia, Canada. Sting is accredited #0113 by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) to deliver Basic Security Training. The course consists of give (5) specific units instructed in a classroom  environment over a period of forty (40) hours or online through the myJIBC.ca. We added a bonus 6 unit which covers Emergency Response Procedures.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (BST) COURSE?

Anyone who wants to work as a security professional in the private security industry in BC or in retail loss prevention or who would like to work as door-person (aka bouncer) or crowd controller in a licensed liquor establishment or events (hotel, bar, pub, nightclub) or in  cannabis retail store should take the Basic Security Training (BST) course. You will learn the necessary skills and be qualified to work in the industry.

TOPICS

The Basic Security Training (BST) course is broken down into 6 units:

  1. Introduction to the Private Security
  2. Professionalism & Ethics
  3. Legal Studies
  4. Report Writing
  5. Personal Safety
  6. BONUS – Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals

This course is only available in a classroom setting at this time (other than in-house).

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the BST Course, participants will have a working knowledge of the Security Industry and will be able to do the following:

  • 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 proficiency 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.

Accreditation

Sting Executive Group International, Inc (0113) is a registered school and is accredited to deliver Basic Security Training (BST) in BC. This is the mandatory training required for a security licence in BC and is recognized by by the Security Programs Division-Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General.

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Take-Home Materials

COST

Here is a breakdown of the costs:

  1. Basic Security Training (BST) is $295 includes $62 government exam fee.
  2. Fingerprints $89 including GST.
  3. Security Licence for a one-year licence is $120, 2 year is $180 and 3 year is $240. If you require assistance to apply for an elicence there is a $35 admin fee.

Once you are BST certified (complete the course/exam), you just renew licence. You do not have to take the course again.

Get Your Team Trained and Licensed

To book a course, check out our classroom schedule or contact us to book/schedule a a course at your location.

We provide resources and tools to help individuals pass the course, the government exam, obtain a security worker licence and get a job!

How to apply for a Security Licence in BC?

Individuals who wish to become a licenced security professional, must meet the requirements and apply for a security licence. Click here to learn more…

To learn more about security licensing in BC, Click here or contact us through the link below.

How to apply for a temporary (90-day) Security Licence?

Individuals who must start work right away have the opportunity to apply for a temporary licence while they complete their BST course. This is a temporary Security Guard Under Supervision and valid for 90-day term. 

Upcoming Classroom courses

 

Next (BST) Basic Security Training course (New Westminster) includes the JIBC exam fee is $295 plus GST 
Training Schedule:

  • Saturday, February 17, 2024 0830-1800
  • Sunday, February 18, 2024 0830-1800
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 0830-1800
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 0830-1800

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President and CEO - Instructor

Head of Security and Instructor

Syllabus

Basic Security Training (BST) course is broken down into 5 units - Sting added a bonus Emergency Response Procedure unit.

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the Course

This unit will help you learn to: Express expectations of the course. State the course goal. List the course objectives. Understand Licensing Requirements. Sign off on Student Agreement.

1 reading
Reading: Unit 1 – Introduction to the Course
hours
Graded: Unit 1 – Words To Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 1 – POST TEST
10 Questions
Unit 2 - Professionalism & Ethics
Professionalism & Ethics

This unit will help you learn to: Define “professional” and explain the standards of professional conduct for SPs. Define “ethics” and explain its importance in the security profession. Give examples of ethical and unethical behaviour on the part of SPs. Define “customer service” and explain its importance in the security profession. Describe the difference between private security and the police. List the types of jobs that SPs could do. List the basic duties of SPs. List the types of incidents to which SPs might have to respond. Explain the basic steps in responding to incidents. Explain the guidelines for incident scene protection. Describe the role of emergency services and regulatory agencies. Explain the authority of emergency services and regulatory agency personnel on private property.

1 reading
Reading: Unit 2 – Professionalism & Ethics
hours
Graded: Unit 2 – Words to Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 2 – POST TEST
10 Questions
Unit 3 - Legal Studies
Legal Studies

This unit will help you learn to: Define “law” and state the function of law. List the federal and provincial laws that provide a legal framework for SP duties and powers. Explain the purpose of the Charter Explain the SP’s responsibilities and limitations under the Charter. Explain the impact of human rights legislation on the SP’s performance of his or her duties. Define key terms used in reference to criminal offences. Identify the essential elements of common offences. Explain the provisions of the SSA and SSR that have a direct impact on SPs. Identify other legislation that have a direct impact on SPs. Describe the SP’s powers and limitations under the law.

1 reading
Reading: Unit 3 – Legal Studies
hours
Graded: Unit 3 – Words to Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 3 – POST TEST
10 Questions
Unit 4 - Report Writing
Report Writing

This unit will help you learn to: Explain the benefits of an SP’s notebook. Explain the guidelines for effective note-taking. State the rules for maintaining a notebook. List the persons who may access an SP’s notebook. Explain how an SP’s notebook may be used in court. Write effective notes about an incident. Explain the purpose of a report. List the instances when a report must be written. Describe the characteristics of an effective report. Describe the report-writing process. Write an effective report. Explain the various types of evidence Prepare for the process of giving testimony in court

1 reading
Reading: Unit 4 – Report Writing
hours
Graded: Unit 4 – Words to Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 4 – POST TEST
10 Questions
Unit 5 - Personal Safety
Personal Safety

This unit will help you learn to: Define “safety”. Describe the elements of a safe interview stance. Describe the various relative positions that could be used in an encounter. Explain the importance of continuous assessment. Define “tactical communication.” State the goal and benefits of tactical communication. Explain how tactical communication fits in the National Use of Force Model. Apply three tactical communication strategies. Describe the desired outcomes of tactical communication. List personal safety strategies.

1 reading
Reading: Unit 5 – Personal Safety
hours
Graded: Unit 5 – Words to Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 5 – POST TEST
10 Questions
Unit 6 - Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals

This unit will help you 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. Monitor emergency scene for status changes and advise additional resources as required. Describe general guidelines for handling various emergency situations.

1 reading
Reading: Unit 6 – Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
hours
Graded: Unit 6 – Words to Know
5 Questions
Graded: Unit 6 – POST TEST
10 Questions