When it comes to protecting your business or property, the security company you choose to hire is critical. You need a professional and experienced team that understands the importance of safety. At Hero Security, we take security seriously, and our guards are well-trained to handle any situation. In this blog post, we will discuss the process our guards go through to become licensed security professionals in British Columbia.
Getting your security license in BC requires three steps. The first step is to pass your Basic Security Training (BST). You can do this in person at Hero Security or online through the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s website. Our training programs are comprehensive and designed to give our guards the knowledge and skills they need to tackle any security job with confidence.
After successfully obtaining your BST certificate, the next step is to visit your local RCMP office for a criminal record check. You will need to provide fingerprints, passport-sized photos, and two pieces of photo ID to complete the process. A clean criminal record is essential to ensure the safety of our clients, and we take this step seriously.
Finally, you must apply for your security license through the Ministry of Justice, Security Licensing division. The process can take several weeks, or even up to two months, depending on backlogs at the ministry. Despite the potential wait times, we always encourage our applicants to start the process as early as possible.
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Our guards receive ongoing training to ensure their skillset is always up to date. We provide specialized training for events, disaster response, and fire safety. Our team also undergoes regular first aid and CPR training to ensure they can handle any emergency situation.
Our guards are well-trained in a variety of security tasks, including access control, emergency response, and more. We train our guards to be vigilant and proactive in their approach to security, with the client’s safety always at the forefront. Our guards are trained to remain calm under pressure, providing an added sense of security and reassurance to our clients.
At Hero Security, we take pride in the training and licensing process our security guards go through. We believe that well-trained guards are better equipped to handle any security situation, keeping our clients safe in any environment. If you’re in need of professional security services, contact us today to learn more about how we can help protect your property and assets.

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