Online Security Guard Training Course Ontario
The Smith Investigation Agency is proud to offer the Ministry required 40-hour Security Guard Training Course in Ontario. Our course has a 100 % success rate and is available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. Our training platform will give you one of the most informative and thrilling Security courses on the market. We believe in exceeding a customer’s expectations, and that includes our security training.
The Best Security Course Available!
Our training facility has been rated #1 and has won several prestigious awards in the investigative and security industry. We have a 5-star guard course rating and have dozens of positive reviews on Google, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau. We are a certified training with The Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services. We are constantly updating our courses to ensure our students are getting the most current and up to date information as the Ministry makes changes to the material. But we strive to keep the course captivating and positive user experience.
How do I become a licensed Security Guard in Ontario?
You must take your basic security guard training course from a registered training facility. The Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services licenses both private investigators and security guards in Ontario. The process to obtain a license is to first take the required training with our company. Once you complete the course, we will issue you a certificate of completion, and with that certificate of completion, you will schedule your exam with SERCO at a local Drive Test centre in Toronto, Brampton, Ottawa or a city closest to you. Once you write and pass the Ministry exam, you will be able to apply for the license with the Ministry, and once you are licensed, you can work with any Security Company in Ontario. The only requirements by the Ministry to become a security guard in Ontario is to be at least 18 years of age and have a clean criminal record.
What is the expected salary after I receive my security guard certificate?
The rate will vary depending on the company, the location, the job and level of responsibility, however, the starting wage is $14.00 per hour, and we have seen Security Professionals making up to $30.00 per hour. Especially in the larger cities of Ontario like Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, North York, Scarborough, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Barrie. However, the rates are competitive in other cities as well. The more skill, training and responsibility you show you can handle the more your pay will increase.
Do you hire students upon completion of security courses?
We are a National Private Investigative Agency, so we currently do not offer Security Services however we work with many Security Agencies and any students who express they want employment we will make arrangments for you to interview with a company near you that is hiring.
Why earn your Security Guard license here?
We are the Best! When we first started offering training, it was in the investigations sector of the industry as we needed more staff. Then we realized there was a shortage of quality trainers in Ontario. We then handpicked the best experts from the Security industry to help us develop the best court on the market. We wanted the course to be highly informative, user-friendly, and captivating and our curriculum is just that. We have dozens of positive reviews from our classes and students who completed the training and are licensed security guards working in the industry now. We have won the Consumers Choice Award two years in a row in Toronto and we also offer 25 Air Mile Reward Miles upon course completion. We love being the largest provider of Security Classes in Ontario and seeing so many join an industry they love and are excited about.
Is the security guard training course in-class or online?
The Smith Investigation Agency’s Security Guard Training Course is offered online. The content is available 24/7, which means you can learn at your own pace using both audio and visual training material. We do have the option available to learn in class however we felt that the online course is better as you learn at your own pace and you do not have to miss school or work.
Is there a First Aid training requirement?
Yes, the Ministry requirements any Security Professionals to be First Aid Certified. Good news is you can take your First Aid – CPR course with us if you need. You can bypass our First Aid course if you already have a valid certificate. If you purchase our combo course with Security Training and First Aid once you complete the training, we will schedule you for your First Aid in a city closest to you. The security guard training course is a minimum of 40 hours—if you are not currently certified in emergency first aid. If you have already earned your emergency first aid certificate, you are only required to complete 33.5 hours.
Do we offer Use of Force, Handcuffing, and Baton training?
Yes, we not only offer the above-mentioend training but we also have an exclusive deal with a tactical provider for all your necessary gear upon completion of the training. Out use of force, handcuffing and baton training are not online, and therefore you will need to email or call us for information on the next available course in Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie and London.
Where can I find a job once I earn my Security Guard license?
According to the Ministry of Community Saftey and Correctional Services in September 2018 there were only 77,204 licensed private security professionals and nearly 1000 companies to work with. If you consider how large Ontario is that is not a lot of security individuals for the number of available positions. This is very good for you as there are more jobs available in places like hospitals, malls, retail spaces, government buildings, airports, marinas, private property, production and medical facilities, factories, and more.
Who manages the Security Guard course outline?
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) manages the private security guard course outline in Ontario. If a company offers a security guard training course, they must provide content recommended by the MCSCS. That outlines the rules, laws and guidelines of the industry.
MCSCS handles the distribution of your security guard license. It is also the organization that can revoke your license should you break the rules, laws or guidelines set out by the Ministry.
What can I expect to learn during my Security Guard training?
1. Basic Security Procedures
2. Report Writing
3. Health and Safety
4. Emergency Response Preparation
5. Canadian Legal System
6. Legal Authorities
7. Effective Communications
8. Sensitivity Training
9. Use of Force Theory
10. Emergency Level First Aid Certification
11. Introduction to the Security Industry
12. The Private Security and Investigative Services Act
To book your Security Guard Training Couse with us you can do so now for only $99.99 plus tax. You can simply scroll down to view and purchase the course of your choice.
Consumers Choice Award Winners 2017 & 2018
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 and have a 5-star guard course rating. We also 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.
Security Guard Training Course (online course only – no First Aid)
COURSE COST: $99.99
Security Guard Training Course (Online course with First Aid)
Course Cost: $190.99
Security Guard Training & Private Investigator Training COMBO (includes First Aid)
Course Cost: $350.99
Use of Force – Tactical Handcuffing & Baton
Did you know the majority of security companies require their security guards to have continued training beyond what the Ministry requires? Most companies require you to have a Use of Force training, which includes defensive baton and handcuffing procedures. Our Use of Force class in Toronto will give you the skills you need to be effective and safe in your security job. Our instructors have had decades of experience in the security industry. Upon completion of your Use of Force training, we will issue you a certificate.
Our Use Of Force Training outline-
1. Use of Force Legalities
2. Passive Handcuffing
3. Active Handcuffing
4. Non-compliant Cuffing
5. Take-down Techniques
6. Grounding Techniques
7. Suspect Control Techniques
8. Knife Defense
9. Blocking Techniques
10. Defensive Tactics
11. Proper use of Baton
12. Ground Defense Tactics
13. Positional Asphyxia
In all of our training, we give you the tools to succeed. If you need any tactical gear, we do have that available upon request.