1. COMPLETE A 40 HOUR SECURITY LICENSE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH A FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFICATION
If you are looking to become a Security Guard in Ontario, you will need to complete a training course. Once you’ve completed the training course, you’ll be able to register for the Ontario Security Guard Licence Exam. The requirement for all basic training courses is that they must be at least 40 hours long and include certification in first aid. You must have a valid first aid and CPR certification in order to apply for a security guard license. The minimum accepted level of first aid training is Emergency Level First Aid and Level A CPR (1 day of training).
2. GET YOUR TRAINING COMPLETION NUMBER (TCN)
This number will be given to you upon completion of the 40 hour security guard training course by National Security Services. You will need it to register for the mandatory Security Guard Exam.
3. REGISTER TO AND PASS THE SECURITY GUARD TEST
The Ministry of the Solicitor General regulates Ontario's private security industry with an aim to ensure work is carried out professionally, effectively, safely, and lawfully. On behalf of the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Serco Canada Inc. administers security guard tests at DriveTest Centres across the province.
After completing the 40 hours training course and receiving the Training Completion Number applicants can register to write the Security Guard License exam on Serco’s website or by clicking below.
Once you have passed your exam & have a valid First Aid Certificate,You can apply for the license online through ServiceOntario or you can print out a hard copy application and send it in by mail. The advantages of applying online are that you can check the status of your application in real time by logging into your account, and, online applicants can view a printable digital license as soon as their application is approved. The printed digital license can be used for proof of licensing until the hard copy license card is received in the mail.