Basic Security Training

Genesis Training Academy offers Weekend & Weekday Classes for the BST (Basic Security Training) Course, 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.

We are offering classes that cater your schedule, so you can learn and achieve your goals at your own pace. Our BST course is designed to provide you with in-depth security knowledge and expertise. Genesis Training Academy education follows Provincial and Federal government standards and is approved by the Justice Institute of BC. Graduation from the BST course prepares individuals for employment within the security field. At the Genesis Security Training Academy, we boast a high success rate with 85% of our students passing their exams.

Individuals will learn how to deliver superior security services, perform crowd control, and work in a supervisory role. Our Basic Security Training course is highly recognized by BC employers. Students who graduate at the Genesis Training Academy will be well equipped to find and maintain employment in a fast-growing sector. So, if you are interested in becoming a security guard choose your best opportunity for success, the Genesis Training Academy!

Shirley LeVatte-Killen

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.

Training Fields

Basic Security Training
Special Events Security
Enhanced Report Writing
Basic Self-Defence

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Registration & Cost

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: 1 – 6875 King George Blvd., Surrey BC V3W 5A1

Timing: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dates: Dependent on number of people signing up

Fees: $250.00 (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.