Renew Security Licence In Alberta
Last Updated on November 10, 2020
NOTE: Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 all licences that are to expiry before 1 July 2020 are automatically extended to 1 July 2020.
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If you need to renew your Alberta security licence because it is about to expire (or already has expired) here are the steps you need to complete.
Step 1. Get a criminal record check
The first step to renew your security licence is to get a criminal record check done and your photo signed at your local police station.
This check must include the following:
- criminal record
- vulnerable sector
- local database
You can’t submit your application without these original documents. These documents expire 90 days after they’ve been issued.
For more information about criminal record checks including fees and processing times:
- contact your local police, or
- visit RCMP Criminal Record checks
Step 2. Fill out the forms
You will need to fill out all the application forms.
You need to complete the Application for Individual Licence (PDF, 569 KB) form.
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Step 3. Gather your documents
When you apply, you’ll need to provide photocopies of your:
- Canadian photo ID
- approved training course certificate
- 40-hour baton use-of-force training certificate (if applicable)
You’ll also need to provide a current:
- police information and criminal record check
- passport-size colour photo signed on the back by the police service
(You obtained these documents Step 1 above)
Step 4. Choose your payment method
The security service licensing fee is $100.
There are 3 ways to make your payment:
Print and attach the receipt to your mail application as proof of payment.
If you’re submitting your mail application through a registry agent, your payment must be made at that registry.
A $9 service charge will be added to the licence fee.
When submitting your application by mail, you can pay by:
- certified business cheque
- certified personal cheque
- money order
- bank draft
- credit or debit online – attach your receipt to your mail application as proof of payment
All payments must be made out to the Government of Alberta.
Step 5. Submit your application
There are 2 ways to submit your application:
Take your application and documents to a registry agent that offers Security Programs licensing services.
If your application is approved, you'll get a temporary licence that's valid for 60 days.
Mail your application, required documents and payment to:
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
P.O. Box 1023 Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2M1
If your application is approved, you'll get a temporary licence that's valid for 60 days emailed to you.