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How to become a licensed security guard in Ontario

Posted Mar 31st, 2017 in News, Security Guard Courses

How to become a licensed security guard in Ontario

In order to work as a security guard in Ontario, you must have a valid security guard license. The license must be issued by the Ministry of community safety & correctional services of Ontario. The Ministry requires that you meet all the requirements listed in the (PSISA) Private Security & Investigative Services Act to become a licensed security guard in Ontario. 

 Requirements to be a licensed security guard in Ontario are listed below:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  2. Have a clean criminal record.

  3. Complete the mandatory basic 40-hour security guard training course from an approved training entity. Our company GF1 Security services inc is an approved training entity just click the link to see. [Ministry Training Entity List]

  4. Take the security guard Ministry exam, which can be done at Service Ontario across Ontario. The exam has 60 multiple choice questions and you need 62% to pass. [Security Test Booking Service Ontario]

  5. After completing steps1-4, now you can apply for your Ontario security guard license. Click the link to create a Service Ontario one-key account to submit your application. [One-Key Account]

  6. Once you receive your Ontario security guard license you are good to work as a security guard in Ontario.


The Ontario security guard license application can be done in two ways.

  1. The online application is the fastest way to get your Ontario security guard license, it usually takes 5-7 business days.

  2. The paper application can take up to 4-6 weeks.

GF1 Security services inc provides In-Class & Online Security courses. Please click the links below for your choice of the security guard training course.



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