Updated: Aug 17
Renewing your security guard licence shouldn't be hard. We wanted to make it easy for you so we've done the hard work of having conversations with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General to clarify exactly what you need to do to renew your Alberta Security Services licence.
Here's a clear step-by-step procedure on how to do it! You can use this process up to 90 days after your licence has expired. Since you're technically not permitted to work with an expired licence, we suggest you renew it a month or two in advance to prevent any issues with your employer or Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. If your licence is 90 days beyond the expiry, you must apply for a new security guard licence.
A. Gather the following information together:
1. Your current licence (up to 90 days past the expiry)
2. Complete and sign the Individual Licence Renewal portion of the Application Form
2. Proof of Identification
If born in Canada, a copy of either:
Canadian Birth certificate
Valid Canadian passport
Native Status Card
If born outside of Canada, a copy of either:
Canadian Citizenship document
Valid work or study permit
Permanent resident card
Valid Canadian passport
Note that non-Canadian identification documents will NOT be accepted. If you are mailing in your application, provide photocopies of the front and back of your documents.
3. 1 current colour passport photo (2 3/4" x 2")
You can get one done at many places, such as London Drugs or Costco.
4. Original Police Information Check documents including:
You can request this online here: https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/pics Note that this costs $76 and these documents expire after 90 days.
5. Baton training certificate only if seeking authority to carry a baton.
Recertification is required every 36 months. If you are mailing your application, provide a copy of your baton recertification training certificate.
6. Application fee of $100 + additional processing fees
B. Submit your application package
1. By mail to:
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
PO Box 1023 Station Main
* This is the recommended option
2. Drop it off to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General:
John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7
3. Or in person at one of the registries listed here (Only available to Canadian Citizens or Permanent residents): https://www.alberta.ca/security-licences-registries.aspx
If you are in the Edmonton area, this one is recommended:
Registry on Wye Ltd.
#440, 450 Ordze Road
Sherwood Park, AB T8B 0C5
* Call before going to ensure they are open
If your application is approved, you'll get a temporary licence that's valid for 60 days emailed to you. Your licence card will be mailed to the address in your application. You must provide a photocopy of your licence card to your employer and carry the original with you while you’re working.
General Information about the Security Services Licence
Your renewed licence is valid for 2 years, or to the expiration of your work/study permit. You are responsible for ensuring it gets renewed before it expires as you are not permitted to work with an expired licence. Your individual licence is portable, which means your licence is still valid if you change employers or if you work for multiple employers.
For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions section, or visit: https://www.alberta.ca/security-service-worker-licence.aspx