Welcome to ProTect Security Staff Training

ProTect was developed to increase the safety of patrons and staff in licensed premises. Training will help security staff improve their observation and communication skills to prepare them better to prevent, defuse and manage customer disturbances before violence escalates.

What is ProTect Security Staff Training?

ProTect is a social responsibility training program designed to:

  • Improve observation and communication skills regarding patron and premises management
  • Prevent, defuse and manage customer disturbances
  • Increase the safety and security of staff and patrons in licensed premises, and

What topics are covered?

Participants will learn:

  • Roles and responsibilities of security
  • Essential steps to controlling customer disturbances
  • Strategies to stay in control of a bad situation
  • Actions and behaviours to de-escalate disputes

Who needs to take this program?

ProTect certification is mandatory for full-time and part-time industry staff working in a Class A Minors Prohibited premises and at a Commercial Public Resale Special Event in the following positions:

  • All individuals who manage or supervise security staff;
  • Security staff (directly employed or contracted by the licensee); and

Need proof of certification? No problem.

Licensee staff must provide proof of ProTect certification at the request of an AGLC Inspector. Proof of ProTect certification includes:

  • paper printed certificate that has a QR code
  • a plastic card that does not have a QR code
  • clear images of either of the above (i.e., photograph or screen shot saved on the staff member's mobile device/phone)

Proof of certification can be accessed from the Personal Information and Completion Status pages of your SMART Programs account. Sign in to print a copy of your certificate or save an image of it to your mobile device.

If you can't access your certificate, send us an email or call 1-877-436-6336, toll-free in Alberta, between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. The SMART Programs office is closed on weekends, statutory holidays and from December 24 through January 1st.