Training to Secure a Better Tomorrow.

Everything we do at Genesis revolves around continual training for our staff and clients. We advance ourselves and our industry for a better tomorrow.

 BST (Basic Security Training)


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Interested in becoming a security guard? Find out what we offer here.


Learn about our certified trainers and how they can help you reach your goals.


Explore the steps to register for BST and AST classes here.


Genesis Training Academy offers Basic and Advanced Security Training Courses (BST and AST), required to become a Licensed Security Professional in British Columbia. Our certified training instructors will cover all aspects of the requirements to become a security officer in BC.

The education received at the Genesis Security Training Academy follows Provincial and Federal government standards and is approved by the Justice Institute of BC. Graduating from the BST and AST courses prepares individuals for employment and helps them work towards a supervisory role, better manage conflict and better deliver superior security services. At the Genesis Security Training Academy, we boast a high success rate with 85% of our students passing their exams.

Training Courses


Do you want to become a licensed Security Guard? The BST certification provides you with the training and knowledge required to obtain your Security License.

  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Legal Studies
  • Report Writing
  • Personal Safety


After obtaining your Basic Security Training Certification, the next step to enhancing your career is the Advanced Security Training Certification.

  • Security Services Act & Regulations
  • Advanced Force Options Theory
  • Introduction to Control Tactics
  • Application of Restraints
  • Excited Delirium & Positional Asphyxia
  • Reporting & Documentation

Shirley LeVatte-Killen

In-house instructor

Shirley LeVatte-Killen is our in-house instructor teaching the Basic Security Training (BST) program. Shirley has been teaching BST for 13 years and has a thorough knowledge of the subject. She has been with the Genesis Training Academy for the last six years. She is also a certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor for the Genesis Security Training Academy.


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Registration & Cost

Refer to the class schedule for the start dates for the BST or AST courses. Genesis Training Academy is now re-introducing Weekday and Weekend Classes for BST (Basic Security Training) Course. Keeping up with the changing situations of Covid-19, we are restricting the number of people per class to 6-8. The exam is online and can be taken from home at your convenience between Monday – Wednesday. You will need to have a computer/ laptop with a camera and a speaker to take the exam. Our BST course is designed to provide you with in-depth security knowledge and expertise.

Class details

Location: 101 – 6875 King George Blvd., Surrey BC V3W 5A1

Timing: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dates: Dependent on number of people signing up

Fees: $200.00 (excluding $57.22 for the exam)

Mode of payment:  Cash or Credit (VISA/MC)

For more information, please email: You must be registered (by appointment only) prior to taking the class.