1 800 249 1678

Welcome to national security services academy !

Looking to become a Security Guard? 
NSSA offers the courses you need to pass your Ontario Security Guard Ministry Exam.
NSSA is owned & operated by private security industry experts who are committed to the success of our students.

Let us help you take the first step down the path of your new career! 

How it works

We make it easy for you. In four simple steps, you can be a certified security guard in the province of Ontario. At NSSA we offer Security Guard License training with a high level of customer service and support for our students. 

Step 1

Purchase Course

Step 2


Step 3

Receive TCN

Step 4

Pass Exam and Apply for License 


To be eligible for a licence, you must:

  • be 18 years old or older

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • have a clean criminal record 

  • complete the mandatory basic training and test for security guards 

  • have an Ontario testing completion number from your mandatory test

Online Security Guard Training Course Content and Duration

The 40-hour training—recognized and required by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) prior to applying for the Service Ontario security guard licence—provides students with the occupational and behavioral skills and attitude necessary to deal with their many occupational responsibilities. 

*Upon completion of the Security Guard Training program, the student will understand:

  • Role and tasks of a security guard

  • Customer service and professionalism

  • Different types of communication

  • Report writing and note-taking

  • Patrolling procedures

  • Alarm systems

  • Traffic management

  • Legal aspects of a security guard’s responsibilities

  • Health and safety

  • Fire prevention and emergency procedures

  • “Use of Force” Theory

  • Access controls

  • Labor conflicts and crisis management



Why take our course?

To be thoroughly trained and ready to take on any security guard job, you need professional training. NSSA prepares you by introducing all of the required material you need to pass your test and also extra information to give you confidence. Our course has been completed by thousands of Ontario students who have started promising careers in the private security field.

Security Guard License 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.

Emergency First Aid & CPR Training Level C + AED

A hands on, interactive course teaching simple First Aid & CPR techniques for individuals who want an overview of First Aid & CPR for the workplace or home. Learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. Participants will also learn how (and become certified) to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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Contact Us 

88 Corporate Drive 

Suite 2505
Toronto, ON 
M1H 3G5

1 800 249 1678


Sun: 8 am-6pm, Mon-Fri: 8 am-8 pm, Sat: 8 am-7 pm