Commissionaires is known for offering reliable and well-trained security professionals to our clients. That is because we deliver top of the line security training to our workforce. Our training experts have first-hand real life experience in the world of security and law enforcement, giving our trainees the practical knowledge they need to succeed in the industry. 

ATTENTION: This course requires you to complete a final exam online that is made up 100 multiple choice and true/false questions. Students must provide both a valid email address and their own tablet/laptop on exam day in order to complete the exam. There is no option to take the test otherwise. WiFi passwords will be provided for the exam. 

NOTE: The training centre office does not accept cash payment for Basic Security Training. 

We also deliver customized training for institutions. These services include active shooter, conflict resolution, effective communications, etc. Please reach out for more details. 


Basic Security Training - $325


Suite 100 - 346 Lawrence Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L4

Phone: 250 979 4773
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45AM - 3:45PM


Due to the COVID-19 situation, the BST classes are suspended until further notice. 



Complete your training with Commissionaires and you can be eligible to work for us in just 4 simple steps. NOTE: If you are a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces or a former RCMP member, you are eligible to receive training at no cost to you.  Contact us to learn more!

  1. Register for our Basic Security Training course
  2. Complete the course with a passing grade of 75% or higher
  3. Apply for a security license online or by direct mail (this takes approximately 6 weeks to process)
  4. Apply for a position with Commissionaires BC

Our Course

Basic Security Training


Course Length: 5 days + final exam (no training on weekends)

If you want to become a security professional, completing Basic Security Training (BST) is the first step. Approved to provide the course by the Justice Institute of BC, Commissionaires is the right choice for your security training.

Our training instructors have former policing, military or security backgrounds that offer real-world knowledge and experience. They carefully monitor the progress of each participant by getting to know you, building upon your personal experiences, and understanding your existing skills set.

During this 5-day course, participants will learn the basic elements of private security, the rights and responsibilities of a security professional, reporting requirements as well as personal safety techniques. It concludes with a 2-hour mandatory exam, and provides a free, half-day review the morning of the exam for participants who wish to attend.

Our training standards go beyond the prescribed course requirements. After completing this course, you will hit the ground running—armed with the know-how to manage real-life security scenarios.

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