Applying for a Security Industry Business Licence

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Before you apply for a security business licence, you must understand the obligations of controlling members of a business and the qualifications you are required to have in order to be licensed in British Columbia.

Apply Online

You can apply for a security business licence online. Visit BCeID  and create an account. Once you have created an account, send an email requesting a subscription code to sgspdsec@gov.bc.ca. Include your:

  • Business’s name;
  • Manager’s name and contact information; and
  • The email address to send the code to.

After receiving your subscription code, you may log in and complete an application.

Apply by Mail

You can also apply for a licence by mail.

To apply by mail:

You should receive your licence within 30 business days of the Registrar receiving your application provided there are no problems with it.

Withdrawing your Application

Your criminal record check will begin as soon as the Registrar receives your application and payment. If after submitting your application you decide you no longer want a licence, you must contact the Registrar's office to withdraw your application. Your application fee cannot be returned.