Course Details


(ABST) Alberta’s Basic Security Training Course 

The beginning of a successful career!

This course is now the legal mandatory minimum training to be a licensed Security Professional in the province of Alberta - effective June 1, 2011. 

Subject material includes;

  • Introduction to the Security Industry,

  • The Canadian Legal System and Security Professionals,

  • Basic Security Procedures,

  • Communication for Security Professionals,

  • Documentation and Evidence,

  • Response Procedures for Security Professionals,

  • Health and Safety for Security Professionals.


*Please Read This to help make a choice. 
Experience of the instructor for this program is absolutely key. This program is offered by many different providers. Some of which have little to no experience in the industry (Some have never worn a uniform of any kind, or managed this function successfully). Some approach this course as an inconvenience to getting you on a site.

This presents a problem that can directly affect your safety and your development in the field. Our job is to ensure that you are making safe decisions, know your authorities of when you can or cannot act and keep you growing towards your career goals. Personal positive experience from the instructor is paramount.


The instructor of this program has 30 years experience in the industry, a internationally recognized professional designation in the field and a passion to look after your interests. He is an instructor in multiple related programs to add to your decision making process. We know the decisions you make in this industry can affect your ability to move on to others (law enforcement etc). Bad instruction can derail that career path, in some cases beyond repair. 

We have literally put 1000's of people successfully through our programs. Our reputation with this program stands. 


Another note to remember, "Nothing is free, and cheap is cheap". This is what we offer with the program beyond the regular class instruction.

Course Includes: 
A) You will receive experienced instruction in the program.

B) You will receive a copy of the course study manual (to use in class or purchase). If you wish to pick up your manual in advance of the first day of your course please call us to book an appointment to pick it up.
C) Our office administration staff will assist you in completing the security guard licence application.
D) You will receive a certificate indicating you have attended the ABST training course at Tip Of Spear. 

E) You will receive a test review program to ensure you are ready for your government test.

F) You will be part of a material review to ensure you have all the answers you need to be successful with the testing. (Dependent upon instructor availability)

G) We will host and have the government proctored exam scheduled at our facility as part of the program requirement. 

License Requirements:
1) You will need to obtain a Police Clearance or letter of endorsement from employer or a current Security License. (Prior to Licensing, not the course)
2) Must be at least 18 years in age (16 if applying for a Locksmith Apprentice Training Licence).
3) Fluent in Speaking* English.
4) A Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada, 
5) No serious criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
6) No outstanding criminal charges,
7) Not the subject of a criminal investigation,
8) Successful completion of training requirements for the class(es) of licence being sought,
9) Successful completion of baton training if seeking authority to carry a baton
10) Successfully pass the proctored exam. more details

Required Equipment: 
Pen / notepad

Length of Training:

5 Days (40 hours)

Start Time: 

08:30 hrs (8 hours per day)

Next Scheduled Courses: Please check in the Paypal below.


Training Dates

We have scheduled training going into the next year. Please choose the date that best fits your schedule and register/pay on the month through Paypal. The dates are as follows:


November 27 - 31, 2017

December 11 - 15, 2017

January 22 - 26, 2018

February 12 - 16, 2018

March 19 - 23, 2018

April 23 - 27, 2018

May 14 - 18, 2018

June 18 - 22, 2018

July 23 - 27, 2018

August 20 - 24, 2018

September 17 - 21, 2018

October 22 - 26, 2018

November 19 - 23, 2018

December 3 - 7, 2018


Student Testimonies:


Our ABST In-Class Course


  • "The whole course was well organized, and formatted for good discussions. Also, ample time provided for study. I liked to study in a classroom environment and as a group."
    - ABST student, 

    "The classroom course is very, very interesting."
    - ABST student, 

    "It was very informative. Good break up of movement in class. It also covered a lot more like the little things to get ahead in the industry!"
    - ABST student, 

    "I enjoyed the course and learned a great deal of information. I would recommend it to those who have been "Grandfathered" and those coming into the field. "
    - ABST student, 

    "It was great having an instructor who has the experience and knowledge of the industry!"
    - ABST student, 

    "I found that the training and instruction provided were exceptional. I'm quite satisfied with what I've learned and feel I've retained a lot of the information being taught."
    - ABST student, 

    "Great interaction with classroom to book study, overview of test questions verbally. Hands on learning with scenarios were a good eye opener!"
    - ABST student, 2013


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