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Online Security Guard Training - Ontario

Online Security Guard Training - Ontario

In Ontario, the security guard licence issued by Service Ontario is mandatory for every person wishing to work as a security guard. Prior to applying for this licence, you must successfully complete a 40-hours basic security guard training program recognized by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).

Our online Ontario Security Guard training program, approved by the MCSCS, will provide you with the skills and abilities essential to practice the profession of security officer, and all from the comfort of your home.

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Course Content and Duration

This self-paced 40-hour training provides students with all the necessary skills to professionally function as a security officer, as required by provincial acts, regulations and in accordance with other Ontario legislation. Upon completion of this training, the student will understand:

  • Role and tasks of a security guard
  • Customer service and professionalism
  • Different types of communication
  • Report writing and note-taking
  • Patrolling procedures
  • Alarm systems
  • Traffic management
  • Legal aspects of a security guard’s responsibilities
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire prevention and emergency procedures
  • Use of Force Theory
  • Access controls
  • Labour conflicts and crisis management


  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Have no criminal record
  • Understand, read and write English

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Once the online training has been successfully completed, you will get a certificate of completion. You will also receive a training confirmation number by email that will allow you to register for the final exam with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS). Please note that you must have successfully complete a Level A First Aid class to receive your license. You can enroll to follow First Aid Training at one of GardaWorld's training facilities to get certified.


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