Consumer Choice Award 2017

Private Investigator And Security Guard Training

Award-Winning Online Training Courses


Who We Are


The Smith Investigation Agency is a National Private Investigative Firm who offers Award-Winning Private Investigator Training Courses and Security Guard Training in Ontario. We are the largest training provider in Ontario and have a 99% success rate with our Private Investigator School and 100% success rate with our Online Security Guard Training Course. Our courses have been around the longest which guarantees your success on the Ministry exam. Train with the professionals in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Oshawa, North York, Richmond Hill, Ottawa, Kingston, Barrie, Sudbury, North Bay, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Windsor and throughout Ontario.

Our security guard training and investigator courses are available online or in class and available online 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. We are a certified trainer with the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services and have the only Award-Winning course and 5-star guard course rating. We have built our security training and investigative courses to prepare students for success in passing the qualifying exam and earning a private investigator or security guard license through MCSCS.

Our Training Philosophy

Continue to provide the Best Security and PI training courses in Ontario!

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. When taking investigator or security training in Ontario to ensure the course, you are looking into has timed modules. If they do not, they are not correctly offering training, and you may have to retake your class if they are audited with the Ministry.

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

Online 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

Consumer Choice Award

Consumer Choice Winners 2017-2019


We have and will continue to offer the Best Private Investigative Training Course in Ontario as well as the Best Security Guard Training Course in Ontario. We are thankful to have won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award three years in a row. We vow to continue offering the Best Private Investigator Training Course and Security Guard Training Courses in Ontario. We are thankful for the thousands of previous students.

Our Service Areas

With our corporate head office based in Mississauga, Ontario, The Smith Investigation Agency provides PI training classes and Security Guard Classes Online in all major cities in Ontario including but not limited to Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Scarborough, Markham, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, North York, The GTA, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Brockville, Kingston, Barrie, Huntsville, North Bay, Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, Timmins, Thunder Bay and more. Although we offer the training in these major cities, the training can be completed by anyone in Ontario over the age of 18.

Why Complete Your Training With Us?

We are the Best! When we first started our course, it was to have the investigators that could eventually work with us. Then we realized there was a shortage of quality training providers in Ontario and we assembled a team to design the best training course for Investigators and Security Professionals. We continually spend time growing and increasing the content in our classes. They are fun, user-friendly and filled with the necessary knowledge you need to pass the Ministry exam.

We are an award-winning facility that holds the Consumers Choice Award, as well as several other awards to varying members of our team. We are rated #1 in Ontario as a training provider and continue to offer the best training in Ontario for Investigators and Security Guards. We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, have dozens of positive reviews regarding our training and as a thank you to our wonderful students we give 25 AIR MILES® Reward Miles for completing your Security Guard Training and PI Training with us and were featured on the official list of Private Security and Investigative Services training providers.

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