We hire both licensed security and non-licensed event staff. The following is to help you understand what is involved in acquiring your license and what it takes to work for JTFSecurity.
Getting your security license in BC requires 3 steps:
1) You must sucessfully pass your Basic Security Training (BST) through an accredited educational facilitiy. This can be done in person at various schools across the province or on-line through the Justice Institute of British Columbia's website. Keep in mind that if you do the course online, you will need to present yourself IN-PERSON for a written exam at an approved location.
2) Once in possession of your BST certificate, you will need to go for a criminal record check.
3) Lastly, you may apply for your security licence through the Ministry of Justice, Security Licensing division.
The whole process can take several weeks, and sometimes up to 3 months depending on backlogs at the ministry. The process may cost between $300-$600 depending on how much your course cost.
Keep in mind that smaller communities on Vancouver Island, and on the mainland offer BST course and written examination opportunities much more seldom that in big urban centers.
We always encourage applicants to start their process early.
On-line security license applications: