Basic Security Training (BST) – Saskatchewan

Target Audience
This course is designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in Saskatchewan's private security industry. It may also serve as a useful refresher for experienced security professionals.


Equivalent to 40 classroom hours


Basic Security Training – Saskatchewan is a comprehensive training course for individuals seeking to enter this industry. It is designed to increase knowledge about the daily duties and responsibilities of a security professional and build the confidence needed to meet the challenges of the workplace.

The registration fee to BST – Saskatchewan includes the provincial licensing exam fee.

This course is approved by the Province of Saskatchewan (under CP#118) as meeting the training requirements outlined in the Private Investigators and Security Guard Act (1997).

This online course is delivered in seven modules and is equivalent to 40 hours of classroom instruction. It covers the following learning areas:

  1. Introduction to the Security Industry (40 minutes)
  2. Canadian Legal System (1.5 hours)
  3. Basic Security Patrol Procedures (2.5 hours)
  4. Communication (1.5 hours)
  5. Documentation and Evidence (1.5 hours)
  6. Emergency Response Procedures (1.5 hours)
  7. Health and Safety (1 hour)

For the full list of modules and associated learning objectives, please see Full Course Description with Learning Objectives.

Provincial Exam Information

In addition to this training, candidates must also successfully complete a provincially mandated exam to acquire a private security license. In Saskatchewan, this exam is delivered by the provincial Ministry of Justice. Additional information about license applications and testing is available at here.