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.
- 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
- Certification: 24 hours (3 x 8 hours days)
- Recertification: 8 hours (1 x 8 hour day)
- Certification: $500 plus GST (includes registration, tuition, and manual)
- Re-Certification: $250 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)”
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.
- AST Course: Coming Fall 2023
- AST Recertification Course, June 14, 2023. Click HERE to register.
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.