Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accredited?

We are accredited by the Province of Alberta to offer both in-class and online courses. Our accreditation number for the in-class course is #AT000498 and the accreditation number for the online course is #AT000527.

After taking the course am I now an investigator?

In order to become a licensed investigator in Alberta you must complete the course, take the provincial exam, and then submit your application to the Solicitor General. Once you receive your license from the Solicitor General you are now legally entitled to work as an investigator in Alberta.

You can find more information on the licensing process on the Security Services website here.

How do I take the provincial exam?

For In-Class Students – The exam sitting is included with the course on the afternoon of the final day.

For Online Students – Online students are welcome to attend the two yearly sittings we have with our in-class students (one in spring and one and autumn). If an online student would like to take the exam sooner, we will assist you with booking a third-party invigilator, which can be booked at post-secondary institutions or libraries. Please note these third-parties do charge a fee for invigilation services.

Is the online course available any time?

Yes. The online course is designed for you to work at your own pace. You can begin any time from when you sign up, and you have 12 months to complete the course.

How long does the online course take?

The recommended time you take to complete the course is approximately 60 hours. Most students will complete the course in 2-4 weeks.

What are the computer requirements to take the online course?

We use Thinkific for the delivery of the course. The course works on desktop, laptop, and tablet devices. You can read more about the requirements here on the Thinkific website.

What are the costs for the course?

The In-Class course is $950 plus GST for four weekends (9 am – 5 pm). The online course is $350 plus GST.