Security Industry Licensing Businesses

Important Notice

Security Worker Licence Renewal Applicants: Due to delays in processing a large number of renewal applications, the Registrar of Security Services is temporarily extending, by two months, all valid one-year and two-year term security worker licences expiring between the months of October and December 2018 (inclusive).

As the maximum term for a security worker licence is three years, no further term extension is possible for renewal applicants holding a three-year licence. Pending renewal applications for holders of three-year security worker licences are being processed on a priority basis. All other applications will still be processed in date order received.

Temporary Extension Letter

Under British Columbia’s Security Services Act, all businesses providing security services must hold a valid security business licence. There are requirements businesses must meet before applying for a security business licence and conditions they must keep once they have been issued a licence. The Registrar of Security Programs receives business licence applications, issues licences, and manages enforcement and compliance.