Advanced Security Training (AST)

Real Training for the Real World.

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.

"Great job Kris! Thoroughly enjoyed the training. You are: skilled in the subject matter, organized, and kept the class going on a lively pace. Your presentation skills are excellent. You are a Rock Star!"
- Anonymous

For more information on AST, please visit the Justice Institute of British Columbia website.

Topics include:

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: 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)"


  • 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.

Course Length:

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

Class Size:

  • Individual Registration: Minimum of 12 Participants/Class
  • Group: 1:12 Instructor to Student Ratio

Important Information:

  • Registration is non refundable or transferable. Participants will receive a full refund if the course is cancelled due to low registration.
  • Exam fee and manual is included in registration.


Cost varies depending on location, please check the upcoming courses below.

For information on courses outside Victoria/Lower Mainland, email Kris directly for rates at [email protected]

Upcoming Training Courses

⇒ Mon, September 09 - Wed, September 11: Advanced Security Training (AST) (Vancouver)
⇒ Mon, September 16 - Wed, September 18: Advanced Security Training (AST) (Victoria)
⇒ Tue, November 05 - Thu, November 07: Advanced Security Training (AST) (Vancouver)
⇒ Tue, December 10 - Thu, December 12: Advanced Security Training (AST) (Victoria)

Group Bookings:

For group bookings, please contact us directly.

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