Canada Guard Security offers the most comprehensive line of training courses for Guards and Investigators to advance their skills within the security industry. Our training programs are rigorous, well thought out, informative and go above and beyond most standards. Because we only hire Guards from the most reputable training institutes and combined them with the Canada Guard Security enhanced training programs, we believe we have the best trained Guards in the community.

Basic Security Guard Training Course online (32 hours) $449.95

The Basic Security Guard Training Course is a legislative requirement to become a licenced Security Guard in most provinces.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to The Security Industry
  • Security Guard Act and Regulation
  • Basic Security Procedures
  • Uniforms and Equipment
  • Retail Loss Prevention
  • Note Taking, Statements, Report Writing and Intelligence
  • Emergency Response Preparation
  • Canadian Legal System
  • General Principles of Evidence
  • Legal Authorities
  • Effective Communications
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Use of Force Theory
  • Anti-Terrorism

Must include a First Aid and CPR to complete the security program and gain a training completion number before taking the government Security Guard exam. Licencing and exam fees not included. Employment services available. This training course is recognized across Canada except for Quebec.

Price: $449.95 + HST per person (includes course materials).

Use of Force Training Course in class (40 hours) $699.95

The Advanced Use of Force Training course is designed to enable Security Guards and Private Investigators to hold handcuffs and batons.

Topics Include:

  • Use of Force Theory
  • Introduction to Use of Force
  • History of Use of Force
  • New Security Guard Legislation
  • Definitions
  • Federal Authority
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Case Laws
  • Civil Law
  • Situational Awareness
  • Threat Factors
  • Public Interest
  • Physiological Experience
  • Dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • De escalation
  • Less Violent Options (LVO)
  • Types of Force
  • Use of Force Levels
  • Use of Force Checklist
  • Use of Force Procedures
  • Justifiable the Use of Force
  • Handcuff techniques
  • Baton techniques
  • Arrest Procedure

This course must be held in a classroom setting and is only offered to those who qualified. You can expect physical challenges while training.

Price: $699.95 + HST per person (includes course materials).

Private Investigation Training Course online (50 hours) $699.95

The Private Investigation course is a legislative requirement to become a licenced Private Investigator in most provinces.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Private Investigation
  • Private Investigative Service Regulations
  • Definitions and Terms
  • Investigators Objectives
  • Investigative Process Sequence
  • Managing Complaints
  • Observation and Memory
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Surveillance
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Witnesses
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Privacy Laws
  • Principles of Ethical Reasoning/Decision-Making
  • Canadian Legal System
  • Types of Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Skip Tracing – Missing Person
  • Sudden Death
  • Identification
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Types of Evidence
  • Fundamental Principles of Evidence
  • Collection, Preservation and Presentation of Evidence
  • Trial Courts
  • Closing the Investigation Case

Applicants must complete the prerequisite Security Guard Training course before registering for the Private Investigation Course. This Private Investigation course is challenging, and employment assignment is the responsibility of the graduate. Licencing and exam fees not included. This training course is recognized across Canada except for Quebec.

Price: $699.95 + HST per person (includes course materials).

Emergency First Aid and Level “C” CPR with AED Program (8 hours) $149.95

Emergency first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must be trained in emergency first aid if five or fewer people work at a given workplace on any shift.

The Canada Guard Security First Aid/CPR/AED programs are WSIB certified.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma

Price: $149.95 + HST per person (includes course materials).

Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” with AED (16 hours) $219.95

This course offers three courses in one:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Level “C” CPR
  • Public Access Defibrillation (AED)

Standard first aid training is a legislative requirement. One person must have this training where more than five people work at any given workplace on any one shift.

The Canada Guard Security Standard First Aid is recognized by the WSIB. This course adds an AED training component to the Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” Program.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price: $219.95 + HST (includes course materials, instruction).

Standard First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR Program (18 hours) $219.95

This course is for people who work within a healthcare setting or are considering a career in a health related field. This course will cover two rescuer CPR, bag-valve mask (BVM) use and AED training. Please note that this course does not qualify as a National Lifeguard Service (NLS) prerequisite.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency Scene Management, Shock, Levels of Consciousness
  • Heart attack, Stroke and Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Adult CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Public Access Defibrillation awareness
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Burns
  • Diabetes, Allergic Reactions, Asthma
  • Infant and Child CPR and Choking Sequences
  • Bone and Joint Injury
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

Price: $149.95 + HST per person (includes course materials).

Emergency First Responder Course (40 hours) $599.95

This is an intense five-day, course for people considering future careers with any Emergency Services (Paramedic Services, Police, Fire), and anyone looking to improve their First Aid to an advanced level. It is also the minimum requirement for some patient transfer services.

  • This course offers 40 hours (usually over 5 full days) of theory, skill building and practice for the Advanced First Aider.
  • Due to shipment of pre-course materials, cancellation must be received 2 weeks in advance.
  • This course is valid for 3 years.

Topics Include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient assessment
  • History taking
  • Vital signs & Auscultation
  • AED familiarization
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen administration
  • Managing trauma & spinal emergencies
  • Multiple skills stations and scenarios
  • Text book and stethoscope included

Price: $599.95 + HST per person (includes text and stethoscope).

Prerequisite: Current Standard First Aid Certification & Level “C” CPR.
Important: Must send in proof of current certification attached with application form

All prices subject to change without notice. First AID and CPR Training proviced by Ontario Security Training Inc.


2901 Lawrence Ave E, Unit-201
Scarborough, ON M1P 2T3

By Phone:  (416) 751-1717

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed


Unit 1 - 158 Kennedy Road South
Brampton, ON L6W 3G7

By Phone:  (905) 454-0724

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Ontario Security Testing

** Please note: this information is taken from the website of the organization that handles the actual testing on April 8, 2011. To go to the actual website please go to

Both the Security Guard and Private Investigator tests are in a written, 60 question, multiple choice format. Test appointments are 2 hours in duration, 75 minutes of which is the allotted test completion time.

The License Test Fee is $66.50 plus 13% HST for a total of $75.15.

Test results will be made available within 5 business days of completion of the test.

Candidates who are eligible and wish to retain both Security Guard and Private Investigator licences must take and pass both tests. Each test must be scheduled separately. Tests will be offered at 55 locations across Ontario. Please check the Locations link from this web site.

All tests must be booked in advance either online, or through a call centre agent.

Eligibility Rule:

You may only register and complete an examination if you hold a currently valid individual Ontario Security Guard or Private Investigator license, or if you have completed mandatory training approved by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

For candidates that are not licensed by Private Security and Investigative Services Branch, you must complete Ministry prescribed basic training before you become eligible to register for and complete an examination. There are two basic training programs, security guard and private investigator. To write either one of the tests, you must first complete the corresponding training.

If you are already licensed, you may only take the test for which you are licensed, or for which you have taken a Ministry approved training course.

Cancelation Policy:

Examinations cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. Once booked, the appointment for the examination is final and the associated fees are not refundable for any reason.

If extremely bad weather makes it necessary for Serco (DriveTest) to close the Test Centre when and where your appointment is scheduled, you will be contacted to arrange an alternate time to book your examination.

For information on the April 15, 2010 regulation introducing the requirement for testing please call the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at 416 212-1650, toll free 1-866-767-7454 or visit their website at

Contact Us:

To speak with a customer service representative, please call 1-866-248-2555 from 8:30am - 5pm.

Serco DES Inc. (SGT)
5000 Yonge Street, Ste 1402
Toronto, ON M2N 7E9


How to gain a Security Guard and/or Private Investigators license in Ontario

For assistance please call (416) 212 - 1650

Who can apply for a Security license?

To eligible to apply for a security license, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older.
  • be eligible to work in Canada.
  • not have one of the 83 designated offences that will prohibit you from gaining a license. (please visit our resource centre link for more details) 

Security license training and testing requirements

  • Before you apply for a security license or private investigation license, you must complete the 40 hour Canada Guard Security course to receive a training number.
  • You must then book a security licensing Exam at a drive test centre with your training number. The exam fee is $60 plus tax
  • After successfully completing your exam, you must apply for your Security License at a cost of $80 tax included. You will only need to do the security training once in your lifetime.

How to apply for a Security Guard license and/or Private Investigator license

  • You can apply for a license by mail or online through ServiceOntario.
  • You will be able to check the status of your application online within two business days.
  • Applicants will be able to access a printable digital license as soon as their application is approved. The printed digital license can be used as proof of licensing until you receive your plastic license card by mail.

Notice: Service Ontario does not accept applications for security guard or private investigator licenses at its service counters.

Processing time

  • A correctly completed online application can take as little as 2 days to process and received by email. 

License expiry

  • Your new license will expire two birthdays after the day it is issued (two years) and will only cost $80. 


Guards and Investigators must carry a valid license at all times while on duty. Security Guards must identify themselves and show the front of their license to anyone who asks to see it. This includes employers, Police Officers and any member of the public.


Security Guard or Private Investigator License Application Form

Security Guard or Private Investigator Application Form (Online)

Security Guard or Private Investigator Application Instruction Form

Consent and Relase of Liability Form Regarding Training

Security guard and/or private investigator licence: Guarantor Information Form

Application (replacing) a Private Investigator or Security Guard license

Application for a licence to (sell) Security Guard and Private Investigator services

Register a Private Investigation or Security Guard (business)

Change of address (Individual)

Change of address (Agency/Business Entity)

Use of force form

Notice: all links listed below are not publications of Canada Guard Security Inc. but that of the municipal, provincial and federal government websites. Canada Guard Securitry Inc. is a private corporation that acts to serve the security industry.  

Security Guard and Private Investigator Training

Canada Guard Security gives you the option of completing the basic security training course within the comfort of your own home with our simple to use online training program.  You can interact with trainers and other students online during your training lessons.  By taking the online training program, you will be able to avoid travel time and costs and complete your training around your own schedule.  You may also now upload all required documents within your profile page. 

Canada Guard Security is the largest and most advanced Security Guard and Private Investigation training centre in Canada. We provide the largest selection of security guard and private investigation training courses by classroom or online instruction methods. Canada Guard Security will not accept other certifications for the advanced training. You must be qualified with Canada Guard Security to be accepted into the advance programs.

Here you will find a list of some of our programs that will help you manage your learning experience and development.

Online Learning Centre

The Canada Guard Security online learning centre provides Security Guard and/or Private Investigator training through our virtual online classroom 24 hours 7 days a week. The interactive online learning centre is easy to use with live operators. All online students are guaranteed employment and are provided with full support during the licensing process. Our online training centre gives you the ability after completion and licensing, to print your certificates at home and view job opportunity on our exclusive employment systems.

Easy Steps:

  1. Your first step is to registering HERE if you have not already done so.
  2. After registration, you may select the course of your choice.
  3. Complete your training and gain your training certification number. 
  4. Register at to take the mandatory test.
  5. After successfully completing your test, you may apply for a license.
  6. After gaining your license, Canada Guard Security will locate the most suitable employment.

The benefits of online training include:

  1. Training in the comfort of your own home
  2. Virtual classroom is open 24/7
  3. Easy learning format with Text Read option
  4. Save commute time and money
  5. Access to your online transcript
  6. Printable certifications

Advance your career and start earning more money by furthering your education

Online Security Training FAQ’s

I don’t have an Ontario Security Guard License, what do I need to do?

As of April 15, 2010 the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services Training & Testing Regulations are in effect. 

The Canada Guard Security website is a place where you can find online training to complete the Basic Security Guard training using an Instructor-led, Web-based learning platform. This will save you travel time, and a four day commute expense. You may purchase the lessons by Visa, MasterCard, or Interac and you’ll be assigned a password to login to your online course. Canada Guard Security is a third party training provider.

How difficult is the ministry test?

The ministry test is designed to test your knowledge of the ministry mandated curriculum.  For some of you, this will mean that you will need to brush up your knowledge in some areas that you have never trained in before. 

For new applicants, it will mean that you will need effective training that meets the ministry regulation requirements. A majority of applicants pass on the first attempt.

Is online training an acceptable way to take the required training?

Yes. Our virtual classroom conforms with legal and industry requirements. For the Security Guard Basic Training it must be Instructor-lead Web-based training. 

Is online training as effective as traditional in-class training?

Yes, in fact it has been proven to be more effective in some cases.  Although you are not physically in a brick-and-mortar classroom, you train in an “online” classroom.  If you are taking a Basic Security Training course utilizing a featured training agency from the Canada Guard Security website, this means that you will be using live conferencing inside the Online Classroom or a blended approach.


The right to good service
The right to a clean and suitable environment
The right to an education free from distraction 
The right to a safe environment free from harassment and intimidations
The right to a discrimination free environment
The right to be treated with respect and dignity
The right to be able to complain without retribution
The right to experienced and knowledgeable trainers
The right to access a trainer for assistance with understanding the lesson
The right to fair tests and quizzes
The right to not be charged for any repeated lessons
The right to accessible education and employment
The right to fair employment opportunity
The right to receive assistance with Government applications


Canada Guard Security will always be able and willing to reproduce any certificate and verify all credentials through our online systems or by telephone to any Government agency and/or future employer.  Canada Guard Security will also assist manage your training records and training compliance.   


Any student who is found to be engaging in any of the following behaviours will be removed from training:

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Rude
  • Belligerent
  • Combative
  • Insulting
  • Aggressive
  • Abusive in anyway
  • Insubordination
  • Rallying dissent
  • Disorderly
  • Argumentative
  • Interrupting
  • Regularly late

Canada Guard Security provides you the opportunity to complete the program when you purchase the course only. All sales are final and no refunds will be given. Students are responsible for demonstrating good behavior and are tested in order to pass the course. The student is responsible for their own test results and we make no guarantees of graduation.

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