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.
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 hundreds of positive reviews on Google, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau. We are an approved training provider 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 a captivating and positive user experience.
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.
Kickstart your career by registering for one of our below courses today.
If you’re already First Aid certified, this course is for you. Become a security guard in as little as 40 hours.
Course duration: 40 hours
It’s required by the Ministry that all security professionals are first aid certified. When you sign up for this course, we set you up with everything that you will need to succeed.
$189.99 + tax
Course duration: 40 hours
Looking to maximize your skillset? Get the best of both worlds with our security guard training & private investigator training combo.
$350.99 + tax
Course duration: 90 hours
Notes: To pay via Credit Card or PayPal select the “Buy Now” button. There is a processing fee for PayPal and Credit Card! Via PayPal this will be listed as “Shipping & Handling”. If you are paying using someone else’s credit card information, please notify us immediately after payment, so we do not issue the course to the incorrect person. Should you choose to pay via Interact E-Transfer, you can send the payment to Whitney@SmithInvestigationAgency.com in the amount of $225.99. Please note E-Transfers may take a few hours before they are received. With E-transfers, please also send us an email containing your full name, phone number, email address and home address, at the same time you send payment. Upon purchase of training course, our internal team will require time to get the student registered before login details will be supplied. Course login details will be supplied via email. We encourage trainees to also check their junk inbox for said login details as sometimes are emails get filtered there. There are NO REFUNDS ON OUR PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR COURSE – PI TRAINING or Security Guard Training. Purchases followed by payment disputes will result in additional administration charges should balances owing result in escalations to collections.
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.
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.
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 arrangements for you to interview with a company near you that is hiring.
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.
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.
Yes, the Ministry requires any Security Professionals to be First Aid Certified. The good news is you can take your Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED course with us if you need it. 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.
According to the Ministry of Community Safety 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.
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.
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
We are a national 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 we’re featured on the official list of Private Security and Investigative Services training providers.