Last Updated on September 7, 2021

British Columbia Online Courses

Online Security Guard Course Syllabus – British Columbia

The training syllabus (either online or in a classroom) is set by the British Columbia Ministry of Justice . It is a 40 Hour Basic Security Training (BST) and prepares you to write (and successfully pass with a score of more than 60%) the security guard exam required by the Province of British Columbia. Once you have passed this exam, you can participate in the high demand career of security and loss prevention.

The Ministry of Justice  does not provide the training directly, but approves trainers who are authorized to deliver the program.

  • Section 1 – Introduction to the Course
  • Section 2 – Introduction to Private Security
  • Section 3 – Legal Issues
  • Section 4 – Documentation
  • Section 5 – Personal Safety

Test Locations

Regularly scheduled exams are held in the Lower Mainland at the JIBC New Westminster Campus.  Out of town students will have an exam set up in a location near them but may have to wait up to three weeks. Your online administrator will contact you by email to confirm exam details once you have submitted your request for a final exam.

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Security Guard Training Canada recommends the Justice Institute of British Columbia for your online British Columbia security guard training.

You can get more information on their course by visiting this page.

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This Retail Loss Prevention Course was developed by a Security Training Subject Matter Expert in consultation with industry and legal experts.

This course is designed for loss prevention officers and security guards to ensure their clients such as retail companies and their employees reduce retail theft and shoplifting while improving workplace safety.

The course contains instructional videos, downloadable materials in pdf format, instructional powerpoints/digital documents and available live, one on one, instructor support.

A Certificate of Completion, suitable for framing, is awarded when the online final exam is passed.

Your login information will be emailed to you shortly after purchase.

This course will prepare you for an exciting and well-paid career in the Loss Prevention industry. This is more than a general “security guard” or “private investigator” course. This is specialty training for a specialty job within the security industry.

Current government mandated training and licensing systems do not prepare you for this role. The job market for Loss Prevention Officers is thriving in today’s economy. This course puts you on the fast-track to obtaining the basic skills and training needed to jump start your career as a Loss Prevention professional.

Course Topics

Course lessons focus on key areas including:

How serious a problem is retail theft today and what is the impact on business?

  • Current issues in Loss Prevention: The impact of Covid19 on retail – increased thefts, slow or no police responses.
  • The reality of today’s court system and successful prosecutions.

The role of security as Loss Prevention Officers

  • Uniformed or plain clothes? Prevention and deterrence vs apprehension.
  • The “hands off/no touch” approach to confronting thieves: Loss Prevention Officers vs lawyers’ perspectives. Do they work?
  • Pro-active or Reactive Responses: Why they work or don’t work.

The Canadian Legal System

  • Arrest without warrant by Security: What is found committing?
  • What is “escaping from lawful custody?”
  • Steps to a lawful arrest. Detention vs Arrest.
  • Notifying police: when and how soon must this be done?
  • Handcuffing and Search legalities: Confinement and post arrest prisoner care and dealing with requests for washroom breaks, phone calls to lawyers etc.
  • Criminal Offenses in Loss Prevention: Theft, Fraud, Robbery, Break and Enter explained.
  • Charter or Rights and Loss Prevention Arrests. Search and Seizure of recovered items. Continuity of Evidence and the Rule of law in the Canada Evidence Act.
  • Ensuring successful prosecutions: Who decides on how to deal with a charge if there is an actual complainant who “wants to press charges?”
  • Options for police and their processes.
  • Options for prosecutors – first offenders vs repeat offenders.
  • Releasing thieves without charges after arrest/detention: Can this be done legally? Do the police have to be present?
  • Trespass to Property notices: how and when to serve them relative to a shoplifting incident.

Use of Force, arrest and confinement

  • Responsibilities and accountabilities of Loss Prevention Officers.
  • Sample policy review for Use of Force, Arrest and Confinement.

CCTV cameras

  • When and how to use them: “Real time” recording and the role of a “dispatcher/CCTV camera monitor” as a team member. The role of the “floorwalker.”
  • Data storage of electronic evidence: rules of law in the Evidence Act. Articles by Elliott Goldstein J.D. and Subject Matter Expert on Video Evidence in Canada.

Note taking and Report Writing

  • Paper vs electronic recordings.
  • Statements: How to obtain them, use them legally and how to provide police with statements for case preparation.
  • Case studies related to Loss Prevention Officer note taking and report writing.

Apprehension techniques and Officer Safety

  • When and how to arrest safely. What does “on, or, in relation to property” mean in Loss Prevention?
  • Why a physical confrontation is not worth the risk sometimes.
  • Alternatives to physical arrests.
  • Civil litigation and Loss Prevention Officer arrests.

Dealing with the current reality of police responses

  • Slow or no response. The legalities of persons in custody for unreasonable lengths of time. (Eaton’s vs Chopra/Chen case background – case studies)
  • Shoplifter protocols in some policing jurisdictions. What are they and how do they work?
  • Turning over to the police: What does this mean today? What if police are not available to attend or the arrest is done in a remote area?

Scenarios and Case Law

  • Videos and techniques for arrest for Loss Prevention Officers: do’s and don’ts. Lessons learned the hard way.

Also included are Loss Prevention Training Resources and Quick Reference Guides.

It is recommended that students spend 20 hours on the course. Each module has a recommended study time. Each module quiz and the final exam require a 100% to pass. Students will be redirected to incorrect answers so that the material can be reviewed.

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only.  Certification and training is managed by our licensed and insured partner.

Security guard Dispatcher training

This accredited certification Security Guard Dispatcher Training course was developed by a Security Training Subject Matter Expert in consultation with industry and legal experts.

The role of Security Guard Dispatcher is critical to the functioning of a private security agency. 

A Dispatcher is at the centre of the coordination of guards, mobile patrols, alarm response and much more.

As a Security Dispatcher in a control room,  you are the central communications point for clients’ properties and may also monitor CCTV systems, access control systems or other building systems such as elevator banks.

Large Security Agencies are always looking for motivated, detail oriented and responsible team members. 

See our Security Guards Jobs page to get started after you have completed this certification training course.

This 30 hour online training course will prepare you with job specific training skills for a Security Guard Dispatcher position.  

A Certificate of Completion, suitable for framing, is awarded when the online final exam is passed.

Course Topics

Course lessons focus on key areas including:

  • Security Dispatcher Note Taking
  • Security Dispatcher Communications
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Time Management
  • Legal Academics
  • Guard Safety And The Role Of Dispatchers
  • CCTV Cameras And Evidence

Why take this course

  • Add Security Dispatcher training to your resume
  • Increase your desirability to employers with job-specific training that will help you stand out
  • Ability to complete the coursework at your own pace
  • 24/7 availability of Subject Matter Experts for any and all questions

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only.  Certification and training is managed by our licensed and insured partner.

British Columbia Online Safety Courses

Danatec’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Awareness course trains employees to meet legislative requirements for new staff orientation or refresher training. This course is excellent for toolbox and safety meetings, to reinforce the importance of proper selection, use, and maintenance of PPE.

Security Guards are tasked more and more with enforcing PPE compliance as well as understanding their own safety awareness.

If an organization’s hazard assessment process indicates the need for personal protective equipment, an employer must ensure that:

  • (a) workers wear personal protective equipment that is correct for the hazard and protects workers,
  • (b) workers properly use and wear the personal protective equipment,
  • (c) the personal protective equipment is in a condition to perform the function for which it was designed,
  • (d) workers are trained in the correct use, care, limitations and assigned maintenance of the personal protective equipment.

Enhance your onsite practical training with our PPE Awareness course to help you meet the requirements of the legislation – as well as give you peace of mind that they have been given adequate information on the safe use, selection and maintenance of their PPE.

Course content includes animated scenarios, expert character guideposts, interactive learning exercises, competency quiz questions, a full glossary and toolbox of regulations, codes, guides, downloadable sample documents and also a defensible final exam.

Upon successful completion students will be issued a training certificate valid for three (3) years.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to PPE
  • Types of PPE
  • PPE Procedures

This online training course was designed to improve the quality of interactions between police officers and those who have, or may have, mental health concerns.  Security Guards will benefit from completing this training as they are constantly engaged with the public.  By improving your communication skills you can improve safety for all participants which lead to better outcomes.

You will be emailed your Certificate upon completion.

Course Outline

  • 4 modules based on mental health scenarios.
  • Course completed in 1.5 hours.
  • You will be emailed a Certificate upon completion.
  • Consultations with an international advisory board including police, researchers, mental health professionals, adult educators and individuals with lived experiences have aided in the development of scenarios and e-learning topics learners will view as relevant to their daily work.
  • Immersive and interactive e-learning with embedded first person video.
  • Scenario based training with learner interaction through decision points.
  • Gamification experience including integration of a narrative context, feedback, and three-dimensional environments.
  • Immediate application of skills learned in e-learning portion during closing video.
  • Appropriate for all members of organization.
  • Evaluation component provided for all organizations.
  • Focus on improving behavioural skills.

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only. 

Danatec’s award-winning, industry recognized WHMIS online training course is for initial or re-certification training. This course meets all of Health Canada’s training requirements under the Hazardous Products Regulations, for all persons involved in handling workplace chemicals.

Danatec’s WHMIS online course (formerly known as WHMIS 2015) centres around 5 WHMIS stories, which bring in real life events, told by real people in real workplaces. The video, animations, engaging games and skill building exercises will make for an engaging interactive learning experience. Our course centres on elements that ensure the information is understood, retained and easily resourced.

A final exam to complete the course and a printable certificate along with a shareable Digital Badge is issued upon completion. Free printable resources are included such as our WHMIS sample label, poster, sample SDS, glossary and a workplace exercise sheet for additional training.

Course Features:

  • Industry recognized, printable WHMIS certificate
  • Live support Monday-Friday, 7am to 5pm MST
  • Interesting and engaging learning content created by industry experts
  • Same day certification, begin your training in minutes
  • Stop and go at your convenience
  • Printable resources for easy reference and use
  • Mobile/Tablet compatible
  • Easily accessible – stored record of training that can be shared if needed for auditing purposes or proof of certification
  • Shareable Digital Badge

Have a WHMIS question? Speak to one of our safety experts free of charge, call us toll free at 1-800-465-3366

Course Outline

  • What is WHMIS?
  • WHMIS Hazards Groups
  • WHMIS Symbols & Labels
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • What to do if something goes wrong? Emergency actions
  • Special situations

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only.

British Columbia Online By-Law Enforcement Courses

Are you seeking a position as a British Columbia Bylaw Enforcement Officer?

This course is a B.C. specific online Bylaw Officer Training Program that will teach you to perform required duties of a general Municipal Bylaw Officer.

This course includes:

  1. Online Training Course
  2. Approximately 35 hours to complete
  3. 9 modules with printable handouts
  4. Online final exam
  5. Printable accreditation certificate

Who Should Register

  1. Anyone seeking employment as a B.C. Bylaw Enforcement Officer or Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  2. No prerequisites required, only a willingness to learn

Your login information and instructions will be emailed to you shortly after purchase.

Why Take This Course

  1. Add By-law Enforcement Officer Certificate designation to your resume
  2. Improve job prospects with this specialized training
  3. Complete the training at your own pace
  4. Assistance is available from Subject Matter Experts via email

Program Content Vetting and Certifications

This program was written by former Ontario based Police instructors who served both at the Ontario Police College as well as at the in service training divisions for both the O.P.P. and Municipal Police agencies.

These same instructors and the company issuing the accreditation certificates, are also approved and licensed Vendors of Record (V.O.R.) for the Government of Ontario to train M.L.E.O.s and P.O.O.s  (Provincial Offences Officers) for all Ministries and Provincially funded agencies that use the V.O.R. system to obtain training for their officers.

The course design and development was  done by instructors who are Court (Ontario Superior Court) Recognized “Subject Matter Experts” in the training of Municipal Bylaw and Enforcement Officers, Provincial Offences Officers, Police and Special Constables in Ontario. Copies of transcripts from these court credentials are available upon request.

Course Curriculum

    •  Lecture 1.1 – Login Instructions
    •  Lecture 2.1-Course Background
    •  Lecture 3.1-Introduction To BC Bylaws
    •  Lecture 3.2-Charter Of Rights For Bylaw Officers
    •  Lecture 3.3-Fundamentals Of Bylaw Enforcement
    •  Lecture 3.4-Challenges To Bylaws
    •  Lecture 3.5-Inspections Or Search?
    •  Lecture 3.6-What Is Bylaw Enforcement?
    •  Lecture 3.7-What Is A Bylaw?
    •  Lecture 3.8-Bylaw Notice Enforcement
    •  Lecture 3.9-Long Form Informations
    •  Lecture 3.10-Authority To Enter Onto Property
    •  Quiz 3.1-Recap Quiz
    •  Lecture 4.1-What Is The B.C. Charter?
    •  Lecture 4.2-Local Government Bylaw Notices
    •  Lecture 4.3-Bylaw Notice Enforcement
    •  Lecture 4.4-Municipal Ticket Information
    •  Lecture 4.5-Fundamental Powers
    •  Quiz 4.1-Recap Quiz
    •  Lecture 5.1-Section 1 Types Of Investigations
    •  Lecture 5.2-Section 2 Case Studies
    •  Lecture 5.3-Section 3 Correspondence
    •  Lecture 5.4-Section 4 Case Study: Entry Onto Private Property
    •  Lecture 5.5-Section 5 What Constitutes “Proper I.D.”?
    •  Lecture 5.6-Section 6 Tips And Techniques
    •  Quiz 5.1Recap Quiz
    •  Lecture 6.1-Case Study
    •  Quiz 6.1-Recap Quiz
    •  Lecture 7.1-Section 1 Key Points
    •  Lecture 7.2-Section 2 Forms
    •  Lecture 7.3-Section 3 Executing The Warrant
    •  Lecture 7.4-Section 4 Safety
    •  Lecture 7.5-Section 5 Laying Charges And The Return
    •  Lecture 7.6-Section 5 Laying Charges And The Return
    •  Lecture 8.1-Scenario 1 Entry Onto Property
    •  Lecture 8.2-Scenario 2 Nobody Home
    •  Lecture 8.3-Scenario 3 Inspection Over A Fence
    •  Lecture 9.1-Part 1
    •  Lecture 9.2-Part 2
    •  Lecture 9.3-Part 3
    •  Lecture 9.4-Part 4
    •  Lecture 9.5-Part 5
    •  Lecture 9.6-Part 6
    •  Lecture 9.7-Part 7
    •  Lecture 9.8-Part 8
    •  Lecture 9.9-Part 9
    •  Lecture 9.10-Part 10
    •  Lecture 10.1-What Is Mental Illness?
    •  Lecture 10.2-Common Illnesses
    •  Lecture 10.3-The Truth
    •  Lecture 10.4-“Person In Crisis”
    •  Lecture 10.5-Mental Health Legislation
    •  Lecture 10.6-What Is Cognitive Impairment?
    •  Lecture 10.7-It’s Very Real
    •  Lecture 10.8-Treatment
    •  Lecture 10.9-Common Misconceptions
    •  Lecture 10.10-Example
    •  Lecture 10.11-Key Points
    •  Lecture 10.12-The Bottom Line
    •  Lecture 10.13-CAMH Resource

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only.