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Tip of Spear equips aspiring protection professionals in Alberta with the skills, mindset and confidence they need to start and expand their thriving careers, serving and protecting the communities where they live and work. We are passionate about helping everyone stay safe so we provide many personal safety and self-defence programs to the general public.

Tip of Spear: Professional Protection Education

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Edmonton's training choice for firearms safety, security, personal protection, and more.

Whether you want to learn online or in-person, Tip of Spear is your partner in safety, security, and self-defence training. We are accredited to offer the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (necessary to get your PAL), the Alberta Basic Security Training Course (which allows you to challenge the Alberta provincial security guard license exam), and much more.

Popular Courses


Alberta Basic Security Training

Get your license to work as a security guard in Alberta. This accredited online or classroom course equips you to pass your provincial exam. Exam included!


Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Take your non-Restricted and Restricted firearms safety training to get your PAL and RPAL license.


Defensive Tactics (PPCT)

Get certified to use handcuffs & baton, and learn the principles of arrest & control and use of force. For peace officers & security guards. 

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Why take your Alberta Security Guard training with us?

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Exams Included

The provincial exams are included in the price of our course, and regularly scheduled right here in our Edmonton facility. We have a very high pass rate for the exam as we provide extra material, practice exams and an optional instructor-led review the morning before the exam.


Qualified Instructors

Our instructors are real people with  decades of experience, in every protection career, from security professionals, peace officers, military, police, and more. We are constantly improving our high-quality material and instructional techniques so you effectively learn the skills you need.



We are the largest and most trusted training centre in Alberta. We have successfully trained almost 10,000 people over 10 years and our reputation with this program is well-known in the industry. Our key courses are accredited through the Alberta Solicitor and Governor General.


Full Support

We go above and beyond to provide support and guidance on everything you need. Learn what the prerequisites are to start your career, complete your course, pass your exam, apply for your licence, and get that dream job. We help with it all!

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Alberta Advantage

We live and work in Alberta too, so we know what the security industry is like here and teach from that perspective, which gives you an advantage. This is not just about doing the minimum to get your license, this is about setting you up for success in your career!


Dream Careers

Don't stop with basic courses! Take our numerous other intermediate and advanced courses and career tools to help you progress through your security career, or move on to other protection careers. Whatever your career goals are, we help keep you growing towards them.

Courses to upgrade your security or protection career


Tactical Communications

Learn how to address bylaw/policy violations and criminal offences based on the authorities of your job, while limiting escalation of the

use of force.


Situational Awareness

Learn how to recognize threat indicators around us and mitigate them before they turn into a  dangerous situation with this internationally-recognized program. 


Tactical First Aid

Learn how to address the two most likely and deadly medical situations while in a security or enforcement role and save a life.

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Tip of Spear is the only organization in Alberta that offers IKMF Krav Maga: the most effective, street-worthy defensive tactics system for civilians, enforcement and military.

IKMF Krav Maga

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