BASIC SECURITY TRAINING (BST)250
About this course
Basic Security Training (#0113) is required for people who want to get a Security licence in BC
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 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 doorperson (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.
The Basic Security Training (BST) course is broken down into 6 units:
- Introduction to the Private Security
- Professionalism & Ethics
- Legal Studies
- Report Writing
- Personal Safety
- BONUS – Emergency Response Procedures for Security Professionals
This course is only available in a classroom setting at this time (other than inhouse).
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 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.
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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- Basic Security Training Manual contact your trainer for a copy.
- BST Course Objectives
The Basic Security Training (BST) is $250 plus $58 government exam fee. Fingerprints costs $89 including GST (WAIVED). The cost for a one-year licence is $120, 2 year is $180 and 3 year is $240.
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 obtain 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.
Apply for a Temp (90-day) Security Guard Under Supervision while you take the course.
upcoming classroom courses
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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.
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.
Unit 3 - 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.
Unit 4 - 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
Unit 5 - 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.
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.