Security Services and Investigators Act

Effective June 1, 2010, all individuals, businesses and in-house departments providing the following services in Alberta must be licensed under the Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA):

            security services                  investigators
            loss prevention                    locksmiths (Locksmith FAQ)          
            executive protection            automotive lock bypass services (ALB FAQ)
            patrol dog services              locksmith apprentices
            alarm responders                locksmith equipment sales
For complete definitions for each of the services above, click here.

The Act, regulations and policy establish licensing and reporting requirements, uniform standards, a code of conduct, training programs and a public complaints process for the security, investigation and locksmith industries in Alberta.

For more information, click on the links below or down the left side of the page.  If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact the Licensing Department.

Individual Licences
Business Licences (for both contract businesses & in-house departments)
Training Requirements and Course Providers
Public Complaints 
SSIA Policy Manual
Forms - application and reporting

 News and Announcements

RAN Announcement-UPDATED3/29/2018
RAN Announcement9/11/2017
E-Licence Process Updated November 201611/15/2016
Family Violence Awareness10/19/2016
RCMP Fingerprint Result Delays3/21/2016
Individual Renewal Process - January 20161/7/2016
Approved Regulation Amendments4/13/2015
SSIA News Letter - Specified Penalties - May.31.20135/31/2013


Private Investigators and Security Guards Act Consultation Report
Report recommendations Government MLA Review of th PI and and Security Guards Act
SSIA Proposed Directions Discussion Guide
(More Documents...)

 Related Sites

 Security Services and Investigators Act
 Security Services and Investigators (Ministerial) Regulation
 Security Services and Investigators Regulation

 Common Questions