How to Get Your Ontario Security Guard License

How to Get Your Ontario Security Guard License

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At GuardTrainings, our objective is to rapidly assist individuals in acquiring the necessary training, licensing, and employment as Security Guards in Ontario.

If you aspire to join the police force, military, or corrections, or if you’re an international student struggling to afford high tuition fees, we are here to assist you. We believe in and drive practical values that support the education and safety of people.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Eligible to work in Canada (Sin number, work permit, birth certificate or passport, study permit, PR Card)
  • Clean criminal record
  • Valid Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

Step 1: Complete a Ministry-Approved Provider’s 40-Hour Training Certification

  • You are required to undergo a total of 33.5 hours of Security Guard Training and an additional 7.5 hours of in-class Emergency First Aid training, including CPR (level C).
  • Once you complete the training, the training provider will furnish you with a Training Completion Number (TCN), which you can utilize on the Government website to book your Exam.

Step 2: Book and Pass the Ministry Exam ($39.55)

  • Use your TCN number to book your exam on the Serco Website here.
  • You can take the exam in person at a Service Ontario location or online from your computer.
  • You will be required to take a 60-question multiple-choice test, aiming to achieve a minimum score of 63% or above. The test results will be sent to you via email within two days.

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

This step can be done at the beginning of the license process to expedite the process, as CRJMC issued within the past 6 months is considered valid for your application.

As per section 11(2)(c) of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005 (PSISA), all applicants must provide a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) with their application.

A CRJMC includes:

  • applicable criminal convictions
  • findings of guilt under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • absolute and conditional discharges
  • outstanding charges, arrest warrants, and specific judicial orders

You must request a CRJMC from an:

  • Ontario municipal police service
  • Ontario First Nations police service
  • Ontario Provincial Police

Checks completed by third-party providers or police services outside of Ontario will not be accepted.

Note: Your CRJMC must have been issued within the past 6 months to be considered valid for your application.

  • If you are applying online, your CRJMC must be in the original format (digital PDF file) that you obtained online from an Ontario police service.
  • If you are applying by mail, your CRJMC must be the original paper document you obtained from an Ontario police service.
  • Photocopies will not be accepted.

Step 3: Create a single-key account and proceed to submit your application to the Ministry. ($80)

  • Attach a Passport Size Photo
  • Complete Guarantor Form
  • Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) – Explained above
  • Attach copies of 2 IDs

We will assist you in completing and reviewing all forms to prevent any delays or rejections in your applications. Avoid unnecessary delays with our 24/7 live instructor, who will guide you step-by-step through each phase.