Basic Security Training (BST) is the streamlined replacement program to the original Basic Standards 1 and Basic Standards 2. BST is the only mandatory licensing course you need to obtain a security worker licence. Following your successful completion of this course, LSTI will help you find employment through our many professional connections.
Completing this 40-hour course is the first step toward a rewarding career, as well as opening the doorway to additional courses that can help you land the security position of your choosing, such as:
Successful completion of this course allows you to work as security professional within British Columbia. You must be at 19 years of age before you can apply for a Basic Security Training Licence.
As a 40-hour course, BST training focuses on the following content:
Following the successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
Segment 1: Introduction to the Course
Segment 2: Introduction to Security – Highlighting the skills and qualities needed by a successful security professional.
Segment 3: Legal Issues – Highlighting the federal and provincial legal framework under which security professionals carry out their duties
Segment 4: Documentation – Highlighting the proper note taking and report writing needed to collect and preserve information and evidence for court cases
Segment 5: Personal Safety – Highlighting the steps to personal safety: effective incident assessment, planning, and acting. This is something forgotten even by veteran police officers – with disastrous results.
All of this information is presented through the manuals and PowerPoint™ visuals published by the Justice Institute of BC and illustrated by the personal experiences of veteran security professionals who teach the courses. These are combined with appropriate newspaper features and videos to help illustrate the primary points.