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BE A LICENSED SECURITY GUARD IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS

Our course has been completed by thousands of Ontario students who have started promising careers in the private security field.

STEP 1.

ENSURE YOU MEET ALL REQUIRMENTS FOR AN ONTARIO SECURITY LICENSE

1. 18 years of age or older.
2. Eligible to work in Canada.
3. Clean criminal record in Canada.
4. Able to pass the Security Guard Test (government
regulated).
5. Comfortable with the Ontario Security Guard Code
of Conduct.

STEP 2.

COMPLETE A 40 HOUR SECURITY LICENSE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH A FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATION

If you are looking to become a Security Guard in Ontario, you will need to complete a training course. Once you’ve completed the training course, you’ll be able to register for the Ontario Security Guard Licence Exam.  The requirement for all basic training courses is that they must be at least 40 hours long and include certification in first aid. You must have a valid first aid and CPR certification in order to apply for a security guard license. The minimum accepted level of first aid training is Emergency Level First Aid and Level A CPR (1 day of training).

STEP 3.

GET YOUR TRAINING COMPLETION NUMBER

This number will be given to you upon completion of the 40 hour security program by your provider. You will need it to register for the Security Guard Test.

STEP 4.

REGISTER TO AND PASS THE SECURITY GUARD TEST

The Ministry of the Solicitor General regulates Ontario's private security industry with an aim to ensure work is carried out professionally, effectively, safely, and lawfully. On behalf of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Serco Canada Inc. administers security guard tests at DriveTest Centres across the province. After completing the 40 hours training course and receiving the Training Completion Number applicants can register to write the Security Guard License exam on Serco’s website.

STEP 5.

APPLY FOR YOUR ONTARIO SECURITY GUARD LICENSE

Once you have passed your exam & have a valid First Aid Certificate, You can apply for the license online through ServiceOntario or you can print out a hard copy application and send it in by mail. The advantages of applying online are that you can check the status of your application in real time by logging into your account, and, online applicants can view a printable digital license as soon as their application is approved. The printed digital license can be used for proof of licensing until the hard copy license card is received in the mail.

STEP 6.

APPLY FOR A SECURITY JOB

Every company has its qualities. Find the company that’s right for you. If you are interested in training, professional development, and career growth, you are welcome to apply with National Security Services by clicking here