Ontario Security Guard Licensing Course

This course, offered through our trusted Provincial training partner Security Guard Course Inc., provides the necessary license training for those seeking a career in security. Be it as a security guard, or in corrections. Be career ready with this excellent training.
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Course available through partner website.

Who should register

  • Anyone seeking a career in security or a related field
  • Certification of Emergency First Aid is required prior to completing this course
  • In order to write your Provincial Exam and apply for your Ontario Security Guard License, students must complete the 40hr Course which is divided between 33.5hrs of online study and a 1-day in-class Emergency Level First Aid & CPR Level C Certificate. To become a great security guard that excels at their job, start with a solid foundation. Other security guard courses will teach you the bare minimum but our training course will prepare you for your first job and give you confidence. When companies hire a security guard they expect them to be fully trained and able to handle a variety of situations. An inadequately trained security guard may endanger themselves, but can also compromise the health and safety of those around them.
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Why take this course

  • Security Guard training to your resume
  • Availability of 24/7 instructor assistance via email
  • 1 year to finish the course.
  • To be thoroughly trained and ready to take on any security guard job, you need professional training. Security Guard Course prepares you by introducing all of the required material you need to pass your test and also extra information to give you confidence. Our 12-lesson course has been completed by thousands of Ontario students who have started promising careers in the private security field. In addition to providing a sense of security to those around you, you will also be able to help those in need. You will learn essential skills and be set up for success when you complete our security guard curriculum. We take the education of our students seriously and will put you in the best position possible to receive your Ontario Security Guard Licence. Since 2012 we’ve helped thousands of students get their licence, and can help you do the same.

With a valid Ontario Private Security License you will be qualified for a variety of positions including:

  • Airport Security
  • Mall Security
  • Close Protection
  • Night Club or Bar "bouncer"
  • Loss Prevention Security
  • Residential Concierge
  • Special Event Security
  • Mobile Patrol

The Curriculum

In order to pass the Ontario Provincial exam and apply for your Ontario Security Guard Licence, you will need to complete our 40-hour course. It is divided between 33.5 hours of online lessons, and a one-day in-class Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate. The online modules offer thorough lessons on everything you will need to know to be a successful security guard. Once students complete the Ministry requirements, they will be able to move on and apply for their provincial licence. Security Guard Course can prepare you for any of the above positions. Our syllabus covers topics such as: Health and safety, the Canadian Legal System, Use of Force Theory and Report Writing. The online courses are divided into twelve modules, each taking varying lengths to complete. Here’s a simple breakdown of the online modules and what you can expect to learn when you choose Security Guard Course for your training:

Welcome and Licensing Process

This lesson consists of a brief introduction to the private security industry. You will receive a brief overview of the legislation as it applies to private investigators and security guards and how it will affect your role.

The Private Security and Investigative Services Act and Ministry Code of Conduct

In this lesson, you will learn the responsibilities of private security, according to the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005 (PSISA). Pay close attention to the code of conduct as it outlines the rules and regulations you need to be aware of.

Basic Security Procedures

As a security guard, you will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of basic security procedures. Basic security procedures such as surveillance techniques, the protection of personal information, and the handling of substance abuse and drug paraphernalia will be covered in this module.

Writing Security Reports

Writing is an integral part of being a security guard and you will need to learn how to properly record situations. In this lesson, you will learn how to complete the typical written reports required by security guards and private investigators. These note taking skills are critical when recording witness statements or contact information as an event is occurring.

Health and Safety

You will gain a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). You will then be able to apply this knowledge to whatever site you are assigned.

Emergency Response Preparation

You will be taught how to identify and respond to emergency situations in a timely and effective manner. The First Aid and CPR course will supplement this lesson’s training and provide more detailed instructions on how to address emergency situations.

Canadian Legal System

Security Guards must be aware of major legislation as it relates to their job and the properties they protect. You will be become familiar with the Criminal Court System, the Ontario Evidence Act, and the Canada Evidence Act.

Legal Authorities

You will learn about important legislation as it relates to you role as a security guard, as well as the Criminal Code of Canada, Municipal bylaws, and the elements of tort law in security.


Students will learn how to respond professionally and effectively in their role. The three main components are communication skills, tactical communication, and interpersonal skills.

Sensitivity Training

As a security guard you will encounter a diverse group of individuals every day. Treating everyone with kindness and respect is an important part of your job. That is why sensitivity training will teach you how to recognize your own biases, as well as the impact of mental, physical, cultural, and sexual differences.

Use of Force

While using force may be required of a security guard, you will learn about the importance of maintaining a professional composure and the limits of which you can apply force. The authority to use force under the Criminal Code of Canada and how handle situations while under pressure will also be addressed.

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Plus applicable taxes

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Your Instructor

Burgess and Associates are approved and licensed Vendors of Record (V.O.R.) for the Government of Ontario to train M.L.E.O.s (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers) and P.O.O.s (Provincial Offences Officers) for all Ministries and Provincially funded agencies that use the V.O.R. system to obtain training for their officers.

The course is designed and developed by a Superior Court Recognized “Subject Matter Expert” in the training of Municipal Bylaw and Enforcement Officers, Provincial Offences Officers, Police and Special Constables in Ontario. Copies of transcripts from these court credentials are available upon request.