Security Guard Training

College Certificate Program Program Duration: 16 Weeks (32-40 hours)
Part-time/Full-time Online Academic Year: 2015/2016

This program is available starting every Monday.

Our Program

NETC is pleased to offer online security guard training based on Ontario guidelines and provides a comprehensive program that prepares employees to create safe and secure environments while effectively serving employers, clients and the public.

This course meets the requirements set by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for basic security guard training. Focus on the security industry, use of force theory, communication, emergency first aid and the laws and legislation that impact security guards and security operations.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be required to take a recognized first aid course equivalent to St. John Ambulance “Emergency First Aid with CPR C+ AED”.  Once complete, your information will be forwarded to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services requesting your training completion number enabling you to register and write the final Ministry test, delivered and written in your city or local area by Serco DES at their Driver Examination Centre.

You must have a training completion number from your training facility to book this test. The cost of the test is $60 plus HST. The test is a 60-question, multiple-choice format, for which a passing grade is 62%.  You are allotted 75 minutes to complete the exam.

Upon successfully passing the test you will be eligible to fill out your Ontario Security Guard Application online via the Ministry website.

Students have sixteen (16) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

Program Highlights

Some of the highlights of our training program are:

  • Introduction to the Security Guard Industry
  • The Private Security and Investigative Services Act and Ministry Code of Conduct
  • Basic Security Procedures
  • Report Writing
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Canadian Legal System
  • Legal Authorities
  • Effective Communications
  • Sensitivity Training
  • Use of Force Theory

Once registered, you will be given a personal password and log-in code. You may then:

  • Access the online classroom anytime, 24 hours a day
  • Complete online lessons
  • Complete online tests for each lesson
  • Participate in online discussions
  • Get help from instructors and support specialists

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED); OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Fees & Expenses

Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Application Fee: $100.00
  • Textbooks: $325.00
  • Postal Fee: $29.00
  • Tuition Fee: $1,196.00

Total Tuition & Fees: $1,650.00

Your Career

Enforce regulations of establishments; Resolve conflict situations; Maintain order; Use telecommunications (i.e. two-way radio, cell phone, pager); Follow radio and emergency telephone procedures; Monitor security television; Operate security control room equipment; Ensure safety and emergency procedures are followed; Respond to alarms, bomb threats and other emergencies; Detect or prevent thefts and vandalism; Write reports; Appear in court as witness


2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name
Introduction to the Security Industry
The Private Security & Investigative Services Act
Basic Security Procedures
Report Writing
Health & Safety
Emergency Response Preparation
Canadian Legal System
Legal Authorities
Effective Communications
Sensitivity Training
Use of Force Theory
Emergency Level First Aid, WHMIS, Dangerous Goods, OHSA

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