Ready to get your Security Guard or Private Investigator Licence? This is a short guide with information on the licensing system in the Province of Ontario.
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 are offered at over 30 locations across Ontario
All tests must be booked in advance, either online or through a call centre agent.
The License Test Fee is $66.50 plus 13% HST for a total of $75.15
Both the Security Guard and Private Investigator tests are in a written, 60 question, and multiple choice format. Test appointments are 2 hours in duration, 75 minutes of which is the allotted test completion time.
You may only register and complete an examination if you hold a currently valid individual Ontario Security Guard or Private Investigator licence, 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.
You must be 18 years of age or older
You must be eligible to work in Canada
You must have a clean criminal record
A correctly completed application can take upto 30 days to be processed
Your new licence will expire two birthdays after the day it is issued