Obtaining Security Guard License Ontario

September 8, 2016
Obtaining security guard license

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Security Guard Licensing

If you are looking at a career as a Security Guard in Ontario, you MUST complete the Ontario Ministry Community Safety and Correctional Services licensing process. This process includes meeting Ministry licensing requirements, completing a 40 hour course as well as the Ministry Community Safety and Correctional Services, Private Security and Investigative Services Act (PSISA) examination. There are two options for completing the course. The first is in a classroom setting, where you attend for a week of material delivered by an instructor. The second, is an online format, such as the one provided by Infinity. In either case, the material is the same and if you do not currently have Emergency First Aid certification you will have to complete this as well.

Online Security Guard PSISA Course

Completing the course online, is for most people, the easiest and most convenient way of meeting this Ministry requirement.The Infinity Online Instructor Led Private Security and Investigative Services Act course offers two main advantages over completing the course in class. Flexibility is the greatest advantage offered. With the Infinity Online Instructor Led Private Security and Investigative Services Act course you can start at any time and progress at your own pace. There is no need to wait for a course to start. Registration, account creation and course access takes less than two hours and you will be able to use the course for a period of one year. You can complete the course using any Internet connected computer, laptop, or tablet device from anywhere that is convenient for you. The other advantage of Infinity’s Online Instructor Led Private Security and Investigative Services Act course is cost. Most in-class courses range in price from $250.00 to $300.00. Infinity is currently offering its online course for less than $90.00. Searches online show the average price of a course can range from $90.00 to over $150.00. It should be noted though that online learning is not for everyone, some computer based skills are required, so some individuals who would be better completing the course in-class. The materials are written in English and the facilitator voice is also in English. 

Infinity Online Course Delivery

Infinity’s Online Instructor Led Private Security and Investigative Services Act course is delivered using rich media and features a simple and easy to navigate user interface. You progress through the course at your own pace and have access to course instructors for any questions that you might have. Fully supported by knowledgeable law enforcement personnel, the course has been created for busy adults who do not have time to sit in a classroom for 40 hours. Updates to the course material are provided regularly with changes to legislation, case-law, and best practices.

Infinity’s Online Instructor Led Private Security and Investigative Services Act course is delivered in partnership with WPSL Security Solutions, who is the registered training provider. The course does not include Emergency First Aid, which must be completed if you are not currently certified.   

Online Security Guard Course Content

The PSISA course features:

  • Anytime access to the course materials
  • Instructor support
  • Online practice examinations
  • Complete at your own pace (one year of access)
  • Interactive exercises
  • Security guard video scenarios
  • Mandatory Realtime Online Conference

The Infinity Instructor Led Online Private Security and Investigative Services Act course covers all of the material required by the MCSCS except First Aid, and includes the following topic areas:

1. Introduction to the Security Industry

2. The Private Security and Investigative Services Act and Ministry Code of Conduct

3. Basic Security Procedures

4. Report Writing

5. Health and Safety

6. Emergency Response Preparation

7. Canadian Legal System

8. Legal Authorities

9. Effective Communications

10. Sensitivity Training

11. Use of Force Theory


Registration in the PSISA Online Security Guard Course can be completed using the link below.