The Basic Guarding Course is the student’s introduction to the security services field. ASC offers this basic course as the first building block in your security career. The course content has been taught to over 10,000 Students annually, seeing all graduates find gainful employment. ASC has modernized and streamlined the course to meet Bill 10 requirements and to provide the most comprehensive, up to date training on the market.

The objective of the Basic Security Guard Course (BSGC) is to provide students with writing and communication skills, and with the occupational and behavioural know-how necessary to function as a Security Professional, as required by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), Bill 10 qualifications, and client requirements.

ASC’s instructors, in addition to lectures, reserve sessions for evaluation of acquired knowledge, individual course report interviews and general administrative issues. ASC instructors not only developed course content, but have executed the basic course countless times and add real life credibility because of their vast field experience.


All Security Professionals must complete this course to receive a SECURITY LICENCE.

The Basic Guarding Course is the foundation of ASC’s career streams. All Advanced and Specialized courses begin with the successful completion of the Basic Guarding Course. ASC urges students aged 18 or older to enrol in the Basic Guarding course as a thorough introduction to the industry – and help launch your security career! ASC’s strategic partnership with security industry leaders enables graduates to go from classroom to workplace with the guidance and administrative resources provided through ASC.


The Basic Guarding Course falls over a five-day period and is divided into the following course topics:

  • Introduction to Security: A detailed look at the general duties and responsibilities of industry sectors, professional and ethical behaviour, effective communications, and an introduction to the Ministry Code of Conduct and Complaint Processes.
  • Basic Security Procedures: The tactics to protect people, property and information – including topics such as mobile patrols, alarm response and traffic movement. Procedures also comprise of principles governing Security Professionals and Police relations.
  • Canadian Legal System: Ensure an understanding of Legal Authority for the Security Professional by covering the criminal code, learning Use of Force guidelines, search and seizure tactics and awareness of common crimes.
  • Documentation: The Security Professional must learn to communicate clearly in writing – including note taking, report writing, recording personal observations and crime scene management.
  • Health and Safety: Security Professionals will learn their rights and responsibilities concerning Occupational Health and Safety – including workplace hazards and routes of entry to the body. WHMIS training prepares the Security Professional to work safely around controlled products. Fire safety includes the chemistry of fire, the classification of fires and the use of extinguishers.