If you car­ry and use hand­cuffs as a licensed secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­al, this train­ing is a pre­req­ui­site to receiv­ing the nec­es­sary endorse­ment on your secu­ri­ty work­er license.

Advanced Secu­ri­ty Train­ing (AST) is pro­vid­ed by an instruc­tor approved by JIBC who is required to fol­low the train­ing stan­dards for the secu­ri­ty indus­try as out­lined in the BC Secu­ri­ty Ser­vices Act. Course Sec­tions 4, 5, and 6 are hands-on for which the stu­dents will have to be able to safe­ly and effec­tive­ly demon­strate the use of the tech­niques involved in the pro­gram to a lev­el of com­pe­ten­cy assessed by the Instructor.

To qual­i­fy for an AST cer­tifi­cate, par­tic­i­pants must attend ALL train­ing ses­sions and suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete the learn­er assess­ment activ­i­ties. Suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pants will receive their Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Train­ing Com­ple­tion elec­tron­i­cal­ly from the JIBC who admin­is­ters the writ­ten test for an addi­tion­al fee.

Top­ics Included:

  • Intro­duc­tion to the Course
  • Secu­ri­ty Ser­vices Act and Regulation
  • Advanced Force Options Theory
  • Intro­duc­tion to Con­trol Tactics
  • Appli­ca­tion of Restraints
  • Excit­ed Delir­i­um Syn­drome & Posi­tion­al Asphyxia
  • Report­ing & Documentation

Course Length:

  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: 24 hours (3 x 8 hours days)
  • Recer­ti­fi­ca­tion: 8 hours (1 x 8 hour day)

Course Cost:

  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: $600 plus GST (includes reg­is­tra­tion, tuition, and manual)
  • Re-Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: $300 plus GST

Note: Each stu­dent is required to pay sep­a­rate­ly for the online exam.

Note: Reg­is­tra­tion is non refund­able or trans­fer­able. Par­tic­i­pants will receive a full refund if the course is can­celled due to low registration.

Note: Reg­is­tra­tion cut off will be 14 days pri­or to the course delivery.


Hand­cuffs and keys are NOT pro­vid­ed. Par­tic­i­pants are required to bring their own hand­cuffs, hand­cuff pouch, and key. Hand­cuffs must be chain link (not hinged or fixed). Par­tic­i­pants must pur­chase these in advance pri­or to tak­ing the course. Please con­tact Sheep­dog Self-Pro­tec­tion Inc for sug­gest­ed retailers.

Please wear pants with belt loops and a belt.

Com­fort­able cloth­ing and footwear is recommended.


  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: Par­tic­i­pants must have their “Basic Secu­ri­ty Train­ing Cer­tifi­cate” before enrolling for the Advanced Secu­ri­ty Train­ing. Stu­dents must bring their BST Cer­tifi­cate or a valid secu­ri­ty license on day 1 of the AST program.
  • Re-Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion: Par­tic­i­pants must bring their AST Cer­tifi­cate (not expired) and their valid secu­ri­ty license dis­play­ing the fol­low­ing con­di­tion on the back: “Autho­rized to car­ry and use restraints (hand­cuffs only)”

Class Size:

Minimum/ Max­i­mum  of 12 Participants/ Class

Infor­ma­tion on AST:

Please click HERE to vis­it the Jus­tice Insti­tute of British Colum­bia website.

About the Instructor:

Mike Mas­sine, Instructor
Bylaw Offi­cer Pro­tec­tive Force Options Instruc­tor, AST Instructor

Mike spent 32 years in law enforce­ment and polic­ing work­ing in Cor­rec­tions, Mil­i­tary Police, and 2 Munic­i­pal Police Depart­ments. Mike retired in 2019 to join the Min­istry of Pub­lic Safe­ty and Solic­i­tor Gen­er­al as a Senior Pro­gram Man­ag­er in a police over­sight role. Mike has worked in many roles through­out his career but his main focus was on Emer­gency Response Team oper­a­tions, cri­sis inter­ven­tion and de-esca­la­tion, use of force the­o­ry, artic­u­la­tion, and relat­ed pol­i­cy and pro­ce­dures. Mike is also cer­ti­fied by the Province and JIBC as an Advanced Secu­ri­ty Train­ing (AST) Instruc­tor. He is an aspir­ing rock n’ roll drum­mer with visions of one day tour­ing the world while mak­ing peo­ple dance.

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Prices list­ed reflect pro­grams deliv­ered in the Greater Vic­to­ria area.  For those who are inter­est­ed in our pro­grams out­side of Greater Vic­to­ria, please con­tact us direct­ly for a quote.