Ontario Security Guard Training

Learn from the best. Our expert instructors provide a comprehensive training program that will prepare you for your new career as a security guard (ministry requirements: 40 hours). The course outline is as follows:

  • Regulations and basic security procedures
  • Report writing
  • Emergency response preparation
  • Canadian legal system
  • Communication and sensitivity training
  • Use of force theory
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Is This Course Right For You?

This course is for people who
  • Want to become a security guard in Ontario
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Hold a valid Emergency First Aid and CPR licence
Don't have a valid Emergency First Aid and CPR licence? Buy both courses together for a discount!

From Start to Finish

How to Become a Security Guard in Ontario

1. Start Your Training
2. Write Your Exam
3. Apply For Your Licence
4. Find a Job

1. Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Training

The ministry requires that all security guards be certified for Emergency First Aid & Level C training. We offer this training here for your convenience. 

2. Ontario Security Guard Training

The ministry requires that all security guards complete 40 hours of basic security guard training. We offer this training for your convenience as well.

3. Training Completion Number (TCN)

After completing your Security Guard Training through Flex Point Academy we'll apply for your Training Completion Number which you will need to prove that you have completed your training and to register for the official security guard exam.

Get Your Licence

After you receive the results of your exam and pass you'll be able to apply for your security guard licence. To apply for your licence you must:
  1. Complete a criminal background check 
  2. Submit your licensing application
  3. Pay the licensing fee

After that you will receive your security guard licence in the mail. With this you can begin to apply for work as a security guard. Your license and Emergency First Aid & CPR level C certification are valid for 3 years after you receive them. Our instructors are more than happy to guide you through the application process for your new security license.

Find a Job as a Security Guard

Now that you're officially a licensed security guard you can start looking for work as you begin your new career. Flex Point Academy is the training division of a large security company called Flex Point Security through which we offer career opportunities to our students. After receiving your licence please check out our available security guard positions below.

1. Register For The Exam

After you receive your Training Completion Number (TCN) you can register to take the official security guard exam.

2. Study For the Exam

We provide valuable study resources to you free with your course including test writing tips and a full practice exam. Make use of these tools for the best chance of passing the official exam.

3. Write the Exam

You can write the test online or in person. You will have 75 minutes to complete 60 multiple-choice questions. We provide tips for taking the exam and a mock exam for you to test your new knowledge at the end of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this program?

Anyone who 18 years old or older who is interested in starting a new career and becoming a security guard in Ontario.

What will I learn?

You will learn all of the knowledge that you need to pass the official security guard exam and apply for your licence including:

  1. Introduction to the security industry
  2. The PSISA and Code of Conduct
  3. Basic Security Procedures
  4. Report Writing
  5. Health and Safety
  6. Emergency Response Preparation
  7. The Canadian Legal System
  8. Legal Authorities
  9. Effective Communication
  10. Sensitivity Training
  11. Use of Force Training

Bonus materials include:

  • Security guard practice exam
  • Exam writing tips

Tuition and Fees

You are not required to take the test again when renewing your licence. However testing became a requirement in 2010, if your licence expired before 2010 and you have not yet written a security guard and/or private investigator test yet, then you will be required to write one before you renew your licence.

How to Apply

If you have a licence from a different province you will have to apply for a new Ontario licence. You can use your old security guard licence as proof of ID. Read more about the requirement to become a security guard here.

Advance Your Career

Once you complete our security guard training and the licensing exam, we will give you priority consideration for our available positions. If you are interested in joining our team, check out our careers page for a list of available positions. 

Take your career to the next level with career progression training. We’ll teach you how to move up a tier within your industry or how to step into a management role. We care deeply about our guards and are committed to investing in our staff. For this reason, we offer opportunities for job shadowing, mentorship and training courses.

Goals which our program can help you achieve include:
  • Promotion to Tier 2 and Tier 3 Security Guard
  • Becoming a Team Manager
  • Becoming a Security Site Supervisor
  • Expanding your skill set beyond current role
  • Ex: Fire alarm technician training
  • Ex: Digital surveillance technician training

If you’re interested in fast-tracking your career, speak with one of our training coordinators today!
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