We passionately believe every life is precious and deserves

to be safe and protected as a basic human right.

As such, we provide professional, practical, effective education

to help people build the self-confidence and learn the skills

to keep not only themselves safe on and off the job,

but their families and communities they live in and serve.

We serve those living and working in Alberta, Canada.

Tip of Spear is a leader in security,
personal protection & self-defense education.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Please view our full COVID-19 Policy for more information on how we are dedicated to helping you stay safe.

Most 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. 


Take your provincial exam for your Alberta Basic Security Training or Alberta Investigators Training. Proctored exams scheduled regularly at our facility in Edmonton.

Provincial Proctored Exams

for ABST & AIT.

Why should you take your security guard training with us?‚Äč

Exams Included

We provide regularly scheduled proctored exams right here in our Edmonton facility so you can get licensed to work in security services in Alberta as soon as possible. Plus the cost of the exam is included in the price of the course!

Extra Material

We have a very high pass rate for the exam. We have added a lot of additional content to the course to make sure you learn everything you need to to pass the exam. Plus, we have an optional instructor-led review the morning before the exam and several practice exams that will prepare you well.

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!

Additional Resources

We go above and beyond to provide advanced training, guidance and support to help you get your license and find your dream job.

Most Recommended Courses

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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