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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 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. Online learning is not for everyone so there are 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


Emergency First Aid

A currently valid emergency First Aid certificate is a requirement for completing your 40 Hour course. If you do not have a valid Emergency First Aid certificate you will have to obtain one. In the case of in-class courses, Emergency First Aid will be included in the 40 hour program. When completing the 40 Hour course in an online format, Emergency First Aid is generally not included as these types of courses require the student to attend a class. There are a number of organizations providing accredited Emergency First Aid training. A Google search will provide a number of organizations in your area that can provide the training at a time that is convenient for you. Whichever organization you choose, the training they deliver must be a minimum of 6.5 hours in length and be delivered by either  a St. John Ambulance certified instructor, or a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (Ontario) approved first aid trainer. The average cost for this training is $110.00.

Next Steps

Once you have completed your course the training entity will issue you a training number. With this training number in hand you can schedule your Ministry testing by going to Ontario Security Testing and booking your test.The security guard test is in a written, 60-question, multiple choice format. There is a fee of $66.60 plus HST to take the test. Testing locations are available throughout Ontario and each test appointment has an allotment of TWO (2) Hours, 75 minutes of which are for the actual test. The pass mark for the test is 62%.

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