About security industry licensing

Last updated on January 3, 2024

Learn about security licences, laws, policies and enforcement.


A security worker licence is for individual people who want to work in the security industry. A security business licence is for companies that want to provide security services. You can look up security licences to check if a worker or business is licensed.


The B.C. government enforces rules for licensed security workers and businesses. This may happen through inspections, complaints or investigations. Learn more about enforcement.

Laws and policies

The Security Services Act, Regulation and related policies define how security licensing works in B.C. Learn more about laws and policies.


Security Programs Division (SPD) regulates B.C.'s security industry. Contact SPD.