STEP 1: Do you qualify to carry a security guard license ?
The first step in the process of obtaining your Security Guard or Private Investigator licence in Ontario is to make sure that you will be able to meet the requirements to obtain a licence.
The requirements are as follows:
• Have completed the required training and testing.
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Possess a clean criminal record, according to the Clean Criminal Record Regulation
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
It should be noted that an individual who has been convicted of a Criminal Offence that is not on the list may still be eligible for a licence and should contact the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch (PSISB) to determine if there are any restrictions that should apply.
You can contact the PSISB by e-mail at PrivateSecurity@ontario.ca
To view the list of criminal offences that will prohibit you from obtaining license, click the link: List Of Criminal Offences
STEP 2: Complete Your Training Course
Once you have determined that you are eligible to apply for your Ontario Security Guard Licence, the next step is to register for and complete your Ministry Approved training program.
This online training program is provided by Ontario Security License, our approved training partner, a licensed security guard training entity by the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General.
This program covers the required material that you will need to pass the Ministry test before you can apply for your license.
Once you have completed your training requirements, you will be provided with your TCN (Training Completion Number) which you can use to book your Ministry test and complete step three of the licensing process.
STEP 3: Book Your Final Exam
The third step of the process to obtain your Security Guard licence in Ontario is to use your TCN to book and write your Ministry test.
Exam Cost: $35.00 plus 13% HST for a total of $39.55
You may book and complete a test if you meet the following requirements:
The passing mark for the Security Guard exam is 62% (37/60) . When you pass, you can apply for your security guard licence.
If you fail, you can take the test again as many times as necessary, but you must pay the $35 test fee for each attempt.
FINAL STEP: Apply For Your License !
The final step in the process is to apply for your licence by submitting your application to the Ministry.
You can apply for the license online through ServiceOntario or you can print out a hard copy application and send it in by mail.
Service Ontario Application Cost: $80
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