Security Worker – Licensing Information and Process
Under the Security Services Act, no individual may engage in any kind of security work or hold him or herself out to be so employed without holding a valid B.C. Security Worker Licence. There are many requirements that must be met before applying for a licence, and conditions which must be met once you receive your licence. The Registrar, Security Programs Division, is appointed under the act to receive and review licence applications, issue licences, as well as oversee enforcement and compliance. See About Us for more information on the Security Programs Division.
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All information relating to the licensing process of security workers is contained in this section of the website. See navigation on the left to view all pages in this section.
A very important resource is the guide “Getting and Keeping your Security Worker Licence”. You can download the guide from Forms and Guide. This guide will help you choose the correct forms and guide you through the various application processes by explaining all the necessary steps you need to take before you submit an application for a security worker licence. Sending in an application package that is incomplete in any way will delay the process – your package may be returned to you unprocessed.
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