Apply online

The BSP is receiving a high volume of calls and emails. If your application can be completed online, we invite you to submit it through the appropriate section below.

 We thank you for your understanding.

 

1 - REGULAR AGENT LICENCE

CONDITIONS TO BE MET TO OBTAIN A REGULAR AGENT'S LICENCE

Before completing an application online or by mail, please read the conditions to obtain a regular agent licence by clicking on this link.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A REGULAR AGENT'S LICENCE

 ONLINE >

To submit an application online :

Simple and efficient, this form is the quickest way to obtain a regular agent licence. You must have an email address and pay the fees strictly with a payment card (credit card, prepaid card, or Visa Debit). If you do not have an email address and/or such payment card, please submit an application by mail.


 
Follow these steps :

1) Complete the application by clicking on the link below :
"Complete the interactive form - regular agent licence";
2) Digitize and attach the required documents in the designated spaces;
3) Pay the fee by clicking the button to submit your application;
4) Warning : the interactive form requires that you print, complete, sign, scann and upload the two appendices. 

COMPLETE THE INTERACTIVE FORM < agent licence application >

 

BY MAIL

To submit an application by mail :

1) Complete the form by clicking here
Do not forget to sign (or have it signed) and date the required pages
2) Attach all the required documents listedin the "Document checklist’’.
3) Pay the fees by using one of the payment methods provided on the form
4) Submit your application to the following mailing address:

Le Bureau de la sécurité privée
1611 Crémazie Boulevard East, Suite 500
Montréal (QC) H2M 2P2

 

 

2- RENEWAL OF A REGULAR AGENT LICENCE

You have an agent licence and received your renewal form by mail?

Follow the instructions provided with the form, or go to the “Licence Renewal”section for more information and to proceed with this licence renewal.

Go to the Licence Renewal section



3 - TEMPORARY LICENCE FOR SECURITY GUARDING (Pandemic)

CONDITIONS TO BE MET TO OBTAIN A TEMPORARY AGENT LICENCE  (PANDEMIC)

Before completing an application online or by mail, please read the conditions to obtain a regular agent licence by clicking on this link.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY LICENCE FOR SECURITY GUARDING (PANDEMIC):

  • Simple and efficient, this form is the quickest way to obtain a temporary agent licence.

  • You must have an email address and pay the fees strictly with a payment card (credit card, prepaid card, or Visa Debit).

  • If you do not have an email address and/or such a payment card, please submit a request by mail.

Follow these steps :

1) Complete the application by clicking on the link below  :
"Complete the interactive form – temporary licence for security guarding (pandemic)";
2) Digitize and attach the required documents in the designated spaces;;
3) Pay the fee by clicking the button to submit your application;
4) Warning : the interactive form requires that you print, complete, sign, scann and upload the two appendices. 

COMPLETE THE INTERACTIVE FORM < Temporary licence for security guarding (Pandemic) >

 

BY MAIL >

To submit an application by mail :

1) Complete the form by clicking here
Do not forget to sign (or have signed) and date the required pages..
2) Attach all the required documents listed in the "Document checklist’’..
3)  Pay the fees by using one of the payment methods provided on the form. .
4) Submit your application to the following mailing address :

Le Bureau de la sécurité privée
1611, boulevard Crémazie Est, Bureau 500
Montréal (QC) H2M 2P2
 

 

ABOUT THE TEMPORARY LICENCE FOR SECURITY GUARDING (PANDEMIC)

Pursuant to section 17 of the Regulations under the Private Security Act, please note that the BSP is authorized to issue a temporary agent licence to an individual to address the need for temporary labour due to a pandemic.

All requests for temporary licence for security guarding (pandemic) will be processed promptly. If you are issued such a licence, an email will be sent to you and you will be able to verify the validity of your licence on the Register of licence holders.

Exceptionally, no printed licence will be sent to you. You will not be able to work in the private security field until you receive confirmation by email that a licence has been issued.




RENEWAL OF TEMPORARY LICENCE FOR SECURITY GUARDING (PANDEMIC)

You will receive an email with a web link to a mandatory form to be completed.

Given the exceptional nature of the pandemic, the renewal of temporary licences for security guarding issued in this context is permitted for an additional 120 days, and as long as the pandemic will require a need for temporary labour.

All holders of temporary licence issued as a result of the pandemic will receive, 20 days prior to the expiry of their licence, an email with a link to a web form allowing them to renew their temporary (pandemic) for an additional 120 days, if desired.  The renewal application must be made mandatorily through this web form.




FEES PAYABLE ANNUALLY

The renewal of a temporary licence issued as a result of the pandemic is free of charge. However, pursuant to section 22 of the Regulation under the Private Security Act, the third consecutive renewal is subject to the payment of an annual fee since the cumulation of the 120 day validity periods exceeds the one-year period following the initial issuance of the licence. These annual fees will be payable once a year, if applicable.

The annual fees must be paid using the web link renewal form, that will be emailed to the temporary agent licence holder.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEMPORARY LICENCE?

Visit the TEMPORARY LICENCE and the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section.
 


 

4- TEMPORARY AGENT LICENCE

CONDITIONS TO BE MET TO OBTAIN A TEMPORY AGENT LICENCE

Before completing an application online or by mail, please read the conditions to obtain a temporary agent licence by clicking on this link.

Please note that the temporary licence application form 194.005 below is required for the following reasons: to follow a training course (as part of a traineeship or a work-study program), for the special needs of an investigation (undercover or double agent mandate) or during a special event (sporting or cultural activities, labour dispute, a disaster or a pandemic).

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE 

Simple and efficient, this form is the quickest way to obtain a temporary agent licence. You must have an email address and pay the fees strictly with a payment card (credit card, prepaid card, or Visa Debit). If you do not have an email address and/or such a payment card, please submit a request by mail.

 

Follow these steps :

1) Complete the application by clicking on the link below  :
"Complete the interactive form – temporary agent licence";
2) Digitize and attach the required documents in the designated spaces;;
3) Pay the fee by clicking the button to submit your application;
4) Warning : the interactive form requires that you print, complete, sign, scann and upload the two appendices. 

COMPLETE THE INTERACTIVE FORM < temporary agent licence >

 


BY MAIL>

To submit an application by mail:

1) Complete the form by clicking here
Do not forget to sign (or have it signed) and date the required pages.
2) Attach all the required documents listed in the "Document checklist’’.
3) Pay the fees by using one of the payment methods provided on the form. 
4) Submit your application to the following mailing address:

 

Le Bureau de la sécurité privée
1611, boulevard Crémazie Est, Bureau 500
Montréal (QC) H2M 2P2

 

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEMPORARY LICENCE?

Visit the TEMPORARY LICENCE and the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section.

 

 

5- TEMPORARY LICENCE CONVERSION

Do you hold a valid temporary agent licence and would like to obtain a regular agent licence?

Important! Please note that certain conditions and obligations apply (see section relating to the conditions for obtaining a regular agent licence) and make sure you select and complete the appropriate form, according to the type of temporary licence you hold.

If you are the holder of a valid temporary agent licence:

Training (Traineeship or Work-study program):

Complete the temporary licence conversion – training form 194.008 to convert your temporary licence into a regular agent licence of the same class only if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • you hold a valid temporary licence - training (for a work-study program or a traineeship),
  • you have successfully completed the mandatory training required by the Training Regulations; and
  • (for security guarding) you are a valid CNESST first aid card holder.

 

Pandemic, special event or investigation:

Complete the agent licence application form 194.001 to request a regular agent licence if:

  • you hold a valid temporary pandemic, special event or investigation licence;
  • you have successfully completed the mandatory training required by the Training Regulations; and
  • (for security guarding) you are a valid CNESST first aid card holder.

6- AGENCY LICENCE

Vous êtes le représentant d’une entreprise qui souhaite offrir des services en sécurité privée?


Rendez-vous à la page « Faire une demande de permis d’agence »  en cliquant sur le bouton ci-dessous, pour obtenir plus d’informations et faire une demande.

Complete an agency licence application

7- FOR ANY OTHER REQUESTS

This section is reserved for the filing of all applications other than those for regular or temporary agent and agency licences.

For these other requests, only online or mail transmission methods are accepted.

 

ONLINE >

1)      Click on the button below;
2)      Click on the « + » symbol to upload all your documents (including the form);
3)      Enter your email address in the box on the screen;
4)      Click on «Import» to send us your file;
5)      A confirmation of your request will be sent to you by email from a secure «TRÉSORIT» platform.

 Upload your application by clicking here

 

BY MAIL

Le Bureau de la sécurité privée
1611 Crémazie Boulevard East, Suite 500
Montréal (QC) H2M 2P2

 

 

8- METHODS OF PAYMENT

To find out the accepted payment methods, please click on the following link.

  

9- PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION

A processing time must be allowed after your request is sent.

It is possible to consult the Register of Licence Holders, as soon as a licence is delivered (after analysis of the application), the validity of the latter will be posted on our website.

AGENT- The BSP reminds you that, under the Private Security Act and its regulations, it is mandatory to hold a valid agent licence in the corresponding class issued by the BSP to carry out a private security activity in Quebec.
Failure to comply with this obligation exposes the worker and his employer to penal sanctions.

AGENCY- Similarly, it is mandatory to hold a valid agency licence in the corresponding class issued by the BSP to provide private security services in Quebec. Failing that, the company that provides such services is subject to penal sanctions.