Private Investigator and Security Guard Training

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Who We Are

The Smith Investigation Agency is a National Private Investigative Firm. We are the largest training provider in Canada and offer Award-Winning Private Investigator Training Courses and Security Guard Training. Our Private Investigator School and Security Guard Training Course have a 100% success rate.  Train with our professionals throughout Ontario or from one of our offices closest to you. We offer courses throughout the G.T.A. in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Scarborough and Oshawa. In Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and Kingston. In Northern Ontario in Barrie, Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie. In Western Ontario in Kitchener, London and Windsor. And nationwide in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia.

Our Private Investigator and Security Guard courses are available 24/7 online and in class. 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.

Do you want to become a Private Investigator or Security Guard? No need to apply. Simply select a course below and start training today.

Our Training Philosophy

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


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 completing their programs with more experience and better preparedness for real-world applications.


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.


Ministry Compliance

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. Our investigator and security training complies with ministry-mandated timed modules, ensuring your certification is legitimate.

Why Complete Your Training With Us?

We are the Best! When we first started our course, it was to cultivate expert investigators that would eventually work with our company across Canada. We are among the first course-providers in Canada, and have a long-standing history of producing the best investigators and security professionals. We are continually improving our user-friendly course content and applying industry best practices to ensure our students are engaged and guaranteed to pass the Ministry exam.

We are an award-winning, approved training provider that holds the Consumers Choice Award, as well as several other awards to members of our team. We are rated #1 in Canada as a training provider and continue to offer the best training throughout Canada for Investigators and Security Guards. As an investigative agency and training provider, we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have hundreds of positive 5-star reviews. We are dedicated to a positive customer experience, 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.

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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

Private Investigator Training

Starting at: $199.99

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Online Security Guard Training

Basic Security Procedures
Report Writing and Communication
Health and Safety
Emergency Response Preparation
Canadian Legal System
Legal Authorities
Sensitivity Training
Emergency Level First Aid Certification

Security Guard Training Training

Starting at: $99.99

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Our Service Areas

The Smith Investigation Agency proudly operates in the provinces listed below. We also offer Private Investigator training in these provinces and throughout Canada. Choose Canada's #1 training provider.









Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia