The Alberta Basic Security Training course offered by Columbia College Calgary is for anyone who intends to become a security service professional. According to the Security Services and Investigator’s Act, all security services professionals who want to work in Alberta have to be licensed. Columbia College offers the Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) course.
Columbia College Calgary is a reputed institute in Canada. It strives to build an achievement-oriented environment for its students. Most students who opt for professional courses in Columbia College have had good employment opportunities. 91% of the students who attended the classroom training of the basic security training course and 93% of the online learners, passed the provincial exam the first time. Employers who have been associated with us have been highly satisfied with our students.
The Basic Security Training course is for individuals who want to be employed as loss prevention worker, security services (static or mobile), executive security (body guards), in-house security, dog patrol services and alarm responders. Columbia College offers online training and classroom training for this course. Applicants can choose from either of them. The online course provides the first 2 modules for free so students can try the online learning model and ensure they want to proceed before taking any payments. To be able to enroll in the course, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, should speak fluent English, and should have no criminal record.
The Alberta Basic Security Training course consists of 7 modules which will be covered over a period of 38.5 hours. Following are the list of modules which constitute this course:
- Introduction to the security industry
- The Canadian legal system and security professionals
- Basic security procedures
- Communication for security professionals
- Documentation and Evidence
- Emergency response procedures for security professionals
- Health & Safety for security professionals
All in-class applicants will be given a participant manual which gives an overview of the entire course. For those who complete the course online, the participant manual is online. Once the applicant completes the 38.5-hour training program then he/she will be eligible to write the provincial exam.
The Alberta Basic Security Training course is offered both full-time and part-time. You can choose a schedule that is convenient for you. To find out about the updated details of these schedules contact the Security Careers department.
If you are interested in the basic security training course then enroll at the earliest!