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Under the Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA), individuals working in the security, investigation industry must be licensed by the Province of Alberta. Applicants for individual licenses should meet Alberta basic licensing requirements and coaching qualifications before applying to receive a license. Additional Information is available at https://www.alberta.ca/security-service-worker-licence.aspx
Effective June 1, 2011, all applicants for a security workers license in Alberta must successfully complete an accredited 40-hour mandatory training course (or provide proof of equivalent training) and successfully complete the SSIA Provincial Examination in order to qualify for a license. Both the training course and exam are available online from Central Protection Services Contact Us. .
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
Licenses are issued by the Security Programs department at the Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General. In addition to completing the training and provincial exam, applicants must submit SSIA Individual Licence Application form. The application fee is separate from the training and exam registration fees. The application form and a checklist of requirements is available at https://www.alberta.ca/security-service-worker-licence.aspx
Yes, Alberta training course is accredited by the Province of Alberta (under SSIA Course License #AT000520) and meets the training requirements outlined in the Security Services and Investigators Act. It is recognized as an Online and in-class Alberta Basic Security Training Course (ABST).
CPS’s SSIA Provincial Examination is delivered online and in-class at various locations in Alberta and is attended by a certified proctor. Once you have completed the training course, please contact the Central Protection Servicesto register for the course and exam. There is no additional exam fee – it is included in the registration fee for the ABST – Alberta training course.
If I fail or Absent the exam, can I write it again? Yes, if you do not successfully pass or miss for some reasons the exam the first time, you may re-write it. Please schedule a new exam time by contacting the Central Protection Services. The fee for each additional exam re-write is $50.

========== After Pass an Exam Successfully ==========

At once you have successfully completed the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) course. Your certificate will be mailed to you within 5 – 10 business days from Solicitor General.

  1. Complete all sections of the “Individual License Application” form download from Government Alberta Website or check our Download Forms Page.
  2. You have Signed both part 5 and 6 of the Individual License Application form
  3. One of police service person signs the back of your passport quality photo.
  4. Employment police information check (PIC), must include CPIC, Vulnerable sector and local database. Address for Police Background Check (you can get Same Day at this location)Police Information Check Section (14315 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6).
  5. Photocopies of both sides of two government-issued identifications (like Alberta ID, Passport, Work Permit, PR Card etc).
  6. Attach photocopies of proof of training certificate.
  7. Pay your Licence fee by Bank Draft in the title to “Government of Alberta” or Make Online Payment (Click Here) $100 for 2-year security license, $160 for 2-year investigator license.

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