Attention current and interested students:

As the industry leader for the delivery of training courses for security guards and private investigators, we at Security Guard Course Inc. are sharing with you the latest updates on industry and licensing news with daily updates.  Please check back for updates as we intend to continue to be the trusted source for information for new and existing students in Ontario and Alberta.


October, 2020


Courses and exams are running normally.


Ontario Exams

Serco is open at 19 locations and bookings for Security Guard and Private Investigator license exams started Monday, June 22nd.  Please visit Serco’s website to book your exam here.

First Aid Classes

First Aid classes are open and being booked.  Check our schedule here.

Alberta Exams

As per Alberta Justice, “If training providers and proctors wish to continue to provide services, they can.  At this time the Security Programs office is continuing to operating although with greatly reduced staffing.

Training providers may provide copies of the exam report sheet to participants.  Participants may use this as proof of training to apply at their local registry, if open, or send their application to our office for processing.  Certificates may be delayed.”


To assist the industry during this time, an Order in Council has been issued under section 52.1(3) of the Public Health Act, extending the expiry dates to allow businesses and individuals to continue to operate.


The expiry dates will be extended on all business and individual licenses expiring between March 9, 2020, and July 1, 2020 and remain subsisting and valid until midnight July 2, 2020. This will allow the businesses and individuals to continue to operate.


Visit our website for more information.

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta  and organizations and agencies that support licensing under the Security Services and Investigators Act (such as Alberta Registries, police services providing criminal record checks, training providers, and ABST/AIT exam proctors) may have reduced services, reduced hours or be closed.  The Security Program will be monitoring all email accounts and do its best to respond to your enquiries.

The Registrar is reviewing options for addressing licensing and renewal disruptions. This message will be updated as new information is available.

For forms and more information on Security Programs, visit

For general information on signing up and beginning your online security guard or private investigator course, please click here.