Do I Need a Security Licence to Work as a Security Guard in Alberta?

 November 30, 2022    Alberta Security Hub Staff

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Is a Security Licence Required?

In Alberta, you are required to be in possession of a security licence to work as a security service worker, which includes the following positions:

According to the Alberta Security Services and Investigators Act, it is considered an offense to work as a security service worker without a valid security licence.


Is your security licence expired or expiring soon? Security licences must be renewed every 2 years to continue working as a guard in Alberta. To renew it, you will first need to:

Then simply submit your application and pay the fees either in-person, at a registry, or by mail. Your new licence will be mailed to the provided address in your application.

Learn about other frequently asked questions such as whether or not you need a drivers licence to work as a guard

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