Immediate superior agent licence without right to practise

Conditions for obtaining an immediate superior agent licence without right to practise

Refer to the list below to find out the conditions for obtaining an Immediate Superior Agent licence (without right to practise).  

Do you meet the age requirement?

To get an immediate superior agent licence without right to practise, you must be at least 18 years of age.  

Do you have a criminal history?

To get an agent licence, and throughout the term of your licence, you must:

  • Have never been found guilty of a criminal offence related to the private security activity for which you are applying for a licence, unless you have obtained a pardon; and
  • Be of good moral character, i.e., you conduct yourself in accordance with society’s moral and social values.

To determine whether you meet these criteria, BSP must send your personal information to Sûreté du Québec (SQ) so that it can perform a security check. SQ will then inform BSP of the results of its verification and give its opinion as to whether the criteria have been met.

Upon receipt of this information, BSP will determine whether you meet the criminal history and moral character criteria.  

Have you read the obligations associated with the licence?

When you sign your licence application form, you declare that you are aware of your responsibilities and obligations if you are issued a licence.

Please familiarize yourself with them now if you haven’t already done so.

(Obligations Associated with an Agent Licence)  

Do you have all the relevant documents on hand?

Get ready! To be processed, your application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of your birth certificate:
    If you were born in Canada: Issued by the Directeur de l’état civil or Vital Statistics Agency of your province of origin.
    If you were born outside Canada: Issued by the competent government authority in your country of origin. If your birth certificate is in a language other than English or French, you must also provide a translation of it into one of these two official languages. It must be translated by a member of Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ).  
  • A copy of your valid driver’s licence (necessary if you have one). If you do not have one, you must provide a copy of another piece of valid identification issued by a government in Canada (federal or provincial) that includes your name, photo, signature, and date of birth. The following documents are accepted: passport, health insurance card, certificate of Canadian citizenship (photo card), permanent resident card, and Certificate of Indian Status.  
  • Two (2) identical colour passport-size (5 cm x 7 cm) photos taken within six (6) months prior to application. The photo must be taken facing front, against a white background, showing your full face from the shoulders up, with your head uncovered, and dated on the back with a date stamp. The back of one photo must be certified by your respondent.

    Note: Hats and head coverings must not be worn unless they are worn daily for religious or medical reasons. However, your full face must be clearly visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.


Choose your respondent carefully!

Make sure your respondent meets the following criteria:

  • Is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Is 18 or over
  • Has known you for at least one year
  • Is available for verification by BSP

If you do not know anyone who meets all these criteria, the only person authorized to certify your photo is a commissioner of oaths, notary, or lawyer.

Make sure your respondent completes and signs the respondent’s declaration on the form and signs one of your photos. 

Go to the Complete an Application section when you’re ready!