Apply for a security professional licence

  • Determine if you're eligible
  • Complete the application form
  • Provide all other required supporting documents
  • Pay your fees
  • Submit your complete application package

  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All security professionals in Yukon must hold a Yukon licence.

    There are 4 classes of licences security professionals can hold in Yukon:

    • security guard;
    • private investigator;
    • security consultant; and
    • burglar alarm agent.

    We accept new licence applications on an ongoing basis. You must renew your licence every year. All security professional licences expire annually on March 31.


    You're eligible to apply for a licence if you:

    • are an individual employed by a security agency that holds a valid Yukon licence; and
    • are at least 19 years of age.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you:

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.


  2. Complete the application form

    Download the application form.

    Complete all sections of the form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter "not applicable" when it's relevant.


    • Make sure to mark on the top of the form which licence class(es) you're applying for.
    • You can apply for more than 1 class on your application.
    • You must sign and complete the affidavit on the form.
    • You must also have a notary public witness and sign the affidavit.
    • We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

    Gather together the following documents and provide them with your complete application.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

    • We accept the following as proof:
      • certified copy of a Canadian birth certificate;
      • certified copy of a Canadian passport; 
      • certified copy of a Canadian work permit;
      • certified copy of a permanent resident card.

    Criminal record checks

    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request these checks:
      • criminal record; and
      • certified criminal record check (also known as a fingerprint check).
    • You must ask RCMP to complete the checks.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the check no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for you to pick up.

    Passport-sized photographs

    • Provide 2 photographs.
    • Photo size should be 2 inches by 2 ¾ inches (standard passport size).
    • The photos must show a recent image of yourself.

    Verification of employment for business professions form

    Authorization to carry firearms

    If you will work for a security agency that provides armoured car services, you must provide a copy of your authorization to carry restricted firearms or prohibited handguns certificate.

    Canine supporting documentation


  4. Pay your fees


    Annual licence fee: $10 per licence class.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.


    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.

  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package

    Your complete application package must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you’ve not provided all the required documentation.

    How to submit 

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email:
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6


For questions about applying for a security professional licence email, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.