Controlling Member of a Security Business
Under the Security Services Act, businesses providing security services in British Columbia must hold a current security business licence issued by the Registrar, Security Services Act.
When a business applies for a security business licence, a business manager will be selected to apply for the licence, overseeing the process and ensuring the licence is kept current once received. The business manager must identify all individuals of the business that have control or have the ability to control the operations of the security business — referred to as controlling members.
Controlling members who DO HOLD a current B.C. security worker licence – just give the business manager the security worker license number.
Controlling members who DO NOT HOLD a current B.C. security worker licence – must complete a form that will provide the Registrar with particular information as well as consent to undergo a criminal, police and correctional service check. The form is also an acknowledgment and consent to complying with certain conditions set out under the Security Services Act.
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Another important resource is the guide "Controlling Members of a Security Business" which you can download through the link the Forms and Guide page. If the business manager sends in an application for a security business licence and it is incomplete, including incomplete information from any controlling member, the licensing process will be delayed or the application possibly returned unprocessed. Use the Guide!
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