Security business licence

Last updated on January 3, 2024

You need a security business licence to start and operate a security business in B.C.

Apply for a licence

Learn how to apply for a security business licence, how much it costs and how long it takes.


Renew your licence

How to renew your licence depends on whether it's already expired or still current.

Renew expired licence Renew current licence

Manage your licence

You must report changes to your information and replace your licence if it gets lost or stolen. You can also apply to change the type of security services your business provides.

Check worker licences

Make sure a security worker is licensed or check if their licence is expiring soon.

Check worker licences


Learn about your licence conditions, how enforcement works and how to make a complaint.