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Tip of Spear: Professional Protection Education

We are passionate about equipping Albertans with personal safety, risk and crime prevention skills so that you can stay physically safe and live confidently on and off the job.


Our training includes:

  • Conflict Resolution & De-Escalation

  • Personal Safety & Crime Prevention

  • First Aid & Mental Health First Aid

  • Self-Defence

  • Survival & Firearms

  • Career Training: Security, Private Investigation, Peace Officers


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. Plus strategy to physically stay safe during the interaction. One of our most popular courses!


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.

NEW Alberta Community Peace Officer

CPO2 to CPO1 Transition Program

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has granted Tip of Spear an extension to offer more transition training to meet the needs of CPO2 who still need to transition. An extension has been granted to these CPO2s to transition before February 28, 2023.


Registration is OPEN for this program! Start the online training now to qualify to take the next in-person training April 20-26, 2023.

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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.


Critical Conditions Survival Course

This comprehensive course is intended to empower the average Albertan to have the confidence and skills when critical infrastructure gets impacted for any reason, such as pandemics, natural disasters and economic disruptions.

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


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


14 courses, many accredited

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Excellent reputation and results, plus top client ratings


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

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.

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.


Edmonton's choice for Firearms Safety Training

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.

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