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Tip of Spear:
Training for a Safer Alberta

Tip of Spear equips Albertans with personal safety skills to help you live and work safely and confidently.


Our training includes:

De-Escalation & Conflict Resolution Training

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Client Communications

 Understand the factors that lead to escalation in ourselves and others, how to de-escalate, and learn a basic framework for preserving client relations while addressing violations or complaints. Plus strategy to physically stay safe! Our highest requested and highest rated course!


Strategic Conflict Resolution

Learn to recognize the signs of escalating behaviour and resolution strategies to maintain workplace safety between colleagues and clients. Ideal for internal staff and customer service interactions.


Looking for our Security Guard training?

We have moved it to a brand new website to serve you better! All the courses you need and love are all there to help you to continue to grow in your career.

Personal Safety & Risk Prevention Courses


Personal Risk Recognition & Response

Learn how to increase your situational awareness, recognize risk indicators and mitigate them proactively before they turn into a  dangerous situation. 


CPTED Property Crime Prevention

Learn the international practice used by law enforcement to deter crime on property you own or manage. This advanced program goes beyond good locks and lighting and into criminal psychology and strategy.


Krav Maga

Learn tactical strategy and technique to keep yourself safe in real life. Escape and defend against numerous attackers, different weapons and environmental conditions.

Why choose Tip of Spear?

Tip of Spear is one of the largest training academies in Alberta, providing in-person instructor-led and virtual self-led training in personal safety, self-defence and protection-related careers. Our practical training has helped numerous individuals and companies to grow in their skills, to excel confidently and stay safe on and off the job.


15,000+ trained


Operating since 2011


10 certified instructors with decades of experience in their specialization and teaching


14 courses, many accredited

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Gold standard reputation and reviews by students and clients


Serving all industries: retail, education, government, law, entertainment, security, community organizations, vulnerable sector, and more.

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Highly customizable programs, and flexible support services


Albertan owned and operated, serving all of Alberta and Western Canada

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Some of our Incredible Clients we are Proud to Partner with

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Protection Services Career Training


Alberta Security Guard Training

Start your career as a security guard and advance to tactical and more.

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Alberta Private Investigator Training

Start your career as a private investigator.


Alberta Community Peace Officer Training

Professional training to help you protect the community you serve.

What our students say

"This is not just courses, at Tip of Spear. It is empowering, and it will change how you think about health, mental health, and self-defense. It does not matter if you are considering firearms safety, martial arts, or something like handcuffing certification, this company, it feels like an investment in you as a person."

- Shawn P.

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Self-Defence Training


Krav Maga

Take self-defence that works in real life: IKMF Krav Maga. Learn tactical strategy and physical tools to escape and defend in a safe, fun community!


Counter Blade Concepts

Significantly increase your chances of surviving using empty-hand defenses against edged-weapon (knife) attacks.


Take the Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course (to get your PAL licence) and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (to get your RPAL licence) with our experienced instructors either on weekends during the day or weekdays in the evening.

Edmonton's choice for Firearms Safety Training

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