Private Investigator And Security Guard Training

Award-Winning Online Training Courses


Who We Are

The specialized training services are highly reputable for quality, efficiency, and producing the finest professionals in the business. We offer award-winning training courses for those looking to pursue a career as a private investigator or security guard. We are fully accredited and offer training in all major cities in Ontario, including Toronto and Ottawa.

Our convenient online courses can be completed at your own pace. We have built our courses to prepare students for success in passing the qualifying exam and earning a private investigator or security guard license through MCSCS.

With over 20 years of combined investigative experience and an extensive history of superior results, we boldly stand on working with the most skilled and accomplished private investigators, who handle each file with care and attention to detail as our clients rightly deserve.

Our Training Philosophy

We deliver the insider knowledge needed to protect others and be successful.

Detail-Oriented Instruction

During your online training, you will be provided with comprehensive insight on the most integral tools, skills, and methodology that a private investigator or security guard needs to successfully protect the public, solve cases with accuracy, and verify evidence. With our help, you can be assured that no detail is overlooked, resulting in students undergoing training completing their programs with more experience and better preparedness for real-world applications of their abilities.

Proactive Education in Best Practices

Future-facing education and guidance is our focus when it comes to private investigator and security guard training curriculum. We approach the training process with an accuracy-focused principle that ensures you have the knowledge necessary to apply best practices out in the field. This benefits cases, client satisfaction, discretion, and proactivity in paid positions as a security guard or private investigator.


We are an accredited training facility and fully compliant with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), the Ontario ministry responsible for licensing and regulating private investigators and security guards in the province.

Training Syllabus

Private Investigator Training

✔ Introduction to the Private Investigation Industry

✔ The Private Security and Investigative Services Act

✔ Provincial and Federal Statutes

✔ Criminal and Civil Law

✔ Investigative Techniques

✔ Principles of Ethical Reasoning/Decision-making

✔ Key Principles of Communication and Interaction

✔ Self-Management Skills

Security Guard Training

✔ Basic Security Procedures

✔ Report Writing

✔ Health and Safety

✔ Emergency Response Preparation

✔ Canadian Legal System

✔ Legal Authorities

✔ Effective Communications

✔ Sensitivity Training

✔ Use of Force Theory

✔ Emergency Level First Aid Certification

CCA 2018 GTA

Consumer Choice 2018

Since day one we have taken a proud stance on the fact that “We Think Different.” We want to not only be a positive change and service to our clients but a positive change in our industry and community. We have won various awards within the industry, but the Consumers Choice Award for Business Excellence certainly stands out. We are thankful for our customers and clients, and we vow to continue offering the training in Toronto and Ontario. Thank you!

Our Service Areas

With our corporate head office based in Mississauga, Ontario, The Smith Investigation Agency provides training from Toronto to Thunder Bay. No matter where you live in the province of Ontario, you have access to quality private investigator training and security guard training. We serve the GTA, Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton-Niagara, London, Windsor, Sudbury, North Bay, and more.

Why Complete Your Training With Us?

Why complete your training with us? That’s a great question; we are known and recognized as the largest provider of private investigator training in Ontario, and we are working hard to ensure we become the top provider in security courses as well.

We are an award-winning facility that holds the Consumers Choice Award for Business Excellence within our company and our services. We are also rated #1 for training in Toronto by several independent review boards. We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are the only Investigative or Security company in Ontario to offer 25 AIR MILES® Reward Miles for completing your security guard training with us and we’re featured on the official list of Private Security and Investigative Services training providers.