To be eligible for a license
Before you apply for a license, you must:
Please note that ServiceOntario does not accept applications for security guard or private investigator licenses at its service counters.
A correctly completed application can take up to 30 days to be processed.
Your new license will expire two birthdays after the day it is issued.
Security guards and private investigators must carry a valid license at all times while on duty. Security guards must identify themselves and show the front of their license to anyone who asks to see it. This includes employers, police
and members of the public.
Security guards and private investigators are responsible for adhering to the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005strong and its regulations, including the Code of Conduct regulation.
Failure to comply can lead to charges.