Basic Security Training:
The Registrar of the Security Programs & Police Technology Division of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General regulates the security industry in British Columbia, including licensing and compliance. The Justice Institute of British Columbia is responsible, on behalf of the Registrar, for the development and maintenance of training standards, and the administration of Security Training. This includes the administration of monitored examinations for security courses, the inspection and quality control of schools and approved security instructors.
Approved Security Training Schools are required to follow the training standards for the security industry as outlined in the Security Services Act and the Approved Security Training Policy Manual.
In an effort to provide more timely results and certification for Basic Security Training Students, the Justice Institute of BC has changed to online exams only effective October 1, 2018.
The Security School representative will be required to collect and forward additional information about the students in order to fulfill the JIBC mandate to the government. Students will be required to have a personal email address to access the exam otherwise they will not be able to write the exam. Students are required to bring their own computer devises in order to write the JIBC BST exam as well. (IPhones, Tablets, IPads or other compatible devises)
Individual/personal e-mail addresses are required to complete the exam: Students will receive a registration acknowledgment to their own unique e-mail from JIBC approximately 2 business days prior to the exam. This e-mail will provide students with their unique JIBC ID number, as well as instructions on how to log into their myJIBC Portal, which is used to access the BST Exam. It is recommended that students attempt to log in to their account prior to the exam. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from the JIBC Registration Office (604.528.5590 or toll-free 1.888.528.5591) if technical difficulties are encountered. Please note that the exam is password protected; students will not be able to access the exam prior to the start date. Further, students will no longer be able to show up to write the exam if they are not pre-registered.
Certificate production: A Certificate of Completion will be automatically produced at the conclusion of the exam for students who receive a passing mark of 60% or higher. Students can print their certificate immediately following the exam if printing services are available. Students can also log in to their myJIBC Portal to print their certificate for up to 30-days following the exam. After 30-days, students must complete and submit the Certificate Replacement Form (attached) to firstname.lastname@example.org ($35.00, plus GST).
NOTE: Advanced Security Training exams remain the same at this time.
NOTE: Oral Exams/Special accommodation exams will need prior arrangements to be made by the Security School.
"I would recommend this course but just not to go to any school. I think Glen Moffat does an excellent job as he is very experienced in the whole aspect of policing and security and very professional. I would recommend Moffat Security."
Mr. Troy Nystrom
December 7th, 2014
At the age of 62 I have received training from companies such as Kraft Foods, IBM and many from Norske and Catalyst as well as National. I must state that within my 40 plus years I have been trained by many instructors, Mr. Glenn Moffat is in the top 3 instructors. It has been my pleasure to receive training from such an instructor.
Mr. Douglas Heslop
November 19, 2017
Thanks Glen for your excellent teaching. I do not believe I could do it if it was not for your indepth teaching. So from me to you, Thank You very much.
Under Regulation 3 of the SSA, security professionals are required to complete mandatory training prior to eligibility for Provincial licensing.
There are mandatory training requirements in the Province of BC for security service types. In addition to training, those in the security industry also must be licensed. Direct licensing is a significant change in security industry licensing. The Mandatory training and license requirements are governed by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
The Security Services Act
Under the Security Services Act, individuals working in the security industry are responsible to obtain and hold a security worker license. Prior to September 1, 2008. In addition, with the implementation of the Security Services Act, a number of new sectors of the security industry will be regulated. The new sectors are: commissionaires, armoured car guards, closed circuit television installers (Access Control), in-house security guards, in-house private investigators, bodyguards, and doorpersons at licensed liquor establishments.
For more information on the Security Services Act and the Security Industry and Licensing, you can go the website
Security Businesses and Security Workers that Require Licensing
As of September 1, 2008, the following security service types require licensing (or renewal of existing licenses) under the new Security Services Act.
- Security Guards
- Security Alarm Service, Sales, Monitoring and/or Response
- Armoured Car
- Security Consultant
The following security service types also require licensing under the Security Services Act. The licensing requirement will be phased in over the next year.
- Commissionaire – effective November 1, 2008
- Armoured Car Guard – effective December 1, 2008
- Closed Circuit Television Installer – effective March 1, 2009
- Electronic Locking Device Installer (Access Control) – effective March 1, 2009
- In-house security guard – licensed as "security guard" service effective September 1, 2009
- In-house private investigator – licensed as "security guard" service effective September 1, 2009
- Bodyguard – licensed as "security guard" service effective November 1, 2009
Doorperson at licensed liquor establishments – licensed as "security guard" service effective November 1, 2009
Mr. Glen Moffat is a qualified BST Instructor, certified by the Justice Institute of B.C.
BST Objectives (PD)
Instruction is provided not only locally, but Province wide, including such places as Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria, lower Mainland including Chilliwack and other parts of B.C.