Security Guard and Private Investigator Training

Online Training
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Ontario Security Training gives you the option of completing the basic security training course within the comfort of your own home with our simple to use online training program.  You can interact with trainers and other students online during your training lessons.  By taking the online training program, you will be able to avoid travel time and costs and complete your training around your own schedule.  You may also now upload all required documents within your profile page. 

Ontario Security Training is the largest and most advanced Security Guard and Private Investigation training centre in Canada. We provide the largest selection of security guard and private investigation training courses by classroom or online instruction methods. Ontario Security Training will not accept other certifications for the advanced training. You must be qualified with Ontario Security Training to be accepted into the advance programs.

Here you will find a list of some of our programs that will help you manage your learning experience and development.

Online Learning Centre

The Ontario Security Training online learning centre provides Security Guard and/or Private Investigator training through our virtual online classroom 24 hours 7 days a week. The interactive online learning centre is easy to use with live operators. All online students are guaranteed employment and are provided with full support during the licensing process. Our online training centre gives you the ability after completion and licensing, to print your certificates at home and view job opportunity on our exclusive employment systems.

Easy Steps:

  1. Your first step is to registering HERE if you have not already done so.
  2. After registration, you may select the course of your choice.
  3. Complete your training and gain your training certification number. 
  4. Register at to take the mandatory test.
  5. After successfully completing your test, you may apply for a license.
  6. After gaining your license, Ontario Security Training will locate the most suitable employment.

The benefits of online training include:

  1. Training in the comfort of your own home
  2. Virtual classroom is open 24/7
  3. Easy learning format with Text Read option
  4. Save commute time and money
  5. Access to your online transcript
  6. Printable certifications

Advance your career and start earning more money by furthering your education

Online Security Training FAQ’s

I don’t have an Ontario Security Guard License, what do I need to do?

As of April 15, 2010 the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services Training & Testing Regulations are in effect. 

The Ontario Security Training website is a place where you can find online training to complete the Basic Security Guard training using an Instructor-led, Web-based learning platform. This will save you travel time, and a four day commute expense. You may purchase the lessons by Visa, MasterCard, or Interac and you’ll be assigned a password to login to your online course. Ontario Security Training is a third party training provider.

How difficult is the ministry test?

The ministry test is designed to test your knowledge of the ministry mandated curriculum.  For some of you, this will mean that you will need to brush up your knowledge in some areas that you have never trained in before. 

For new applicants, it will mean that you will need effective training that meets the ministry regulation requirements. A majority of applicants pass on the first attempt.

Is online training an acceptable way to take the required training?

Yes. Our virtual classroom conforms with legal and industry requirements. For the Security Guard Basic Training it must be Instructor-lead Web-based training. 

Is online training as effective as traditional in-class training?

Yes, in fact it has been proven to be more effective in some cases.  Although you are not physically in a brick-and-mortar classroom, you train in an “online” classroom.  If you are taking a Basic Security Training course utilizing a featured training agency from the ONTARIO SECURITY TRAINING website, this means that you will be using live conferencing inside the Online Classroom or a blended approach.