With the advent of Covid-19 and the lifestyle changes it brings, primarily self-isolation and staying at home, the interest in e-learning from home has grown significantly and many now have the extra time and circumstances to complete Security Guard training right from the safety and comfort of their home by enrolling in our online security course.
Security companies are hiring and we are open for business! Security companies have been deemed an ESSENTIAL BUSINESS.
The Ontario government has published a list of essential workplaces that may continue to deliver goods and services. Please see #68 on the official list here.
Stores and properties are hiring private security guards to help with crowd control and the securing of their property and assets. They are asking us for more graduates. Security is more important than ever.
Pursuant to a mutual agreement between the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Serco, Serco will not be conducting sessions for security guard and/or private investigator exams effective March 26, 2020, until further notice. Candidates who have scheduled an exam, will receive a refund.
If you have any questions or need information regarding testing, cancellation, or refund policies, please contact Serco at SGT@drivetest.ca. As this situation continues to evolve, please continue to monitor the Serco website for updates at https://ontariosecuritytesting.com.
First Aid Classes
As we navigate through this unprecedented time together, we are committed to helping you continue training while supporting the practice of social distancing. We have several online and blended training options for you to consider.
Online course options
The Canadian Red Cross offers a number of online course options, which can be used to encourage training during this time. Participants looking to take a blended first aid course or first aid recertification course in the future can take the time now to complete the online component.
To support this option, we are offering the online component of our Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, and CPR courses as separate stand-alone courses. These are normally offered as part of our blended delivery programs.
The online component will issue a confirmation of completion certificate which is valid for 90 days. Completion of this online training will also appear in the user’s profile and can be verified by their employer.
Participants will be required to complete the in-person training component within 90 days of completing the online component, after which they will be issued three-year certification. With many individuals postponing in-person training, this will provide a solution to continue supporting education in the short term.
Please see the schedule via links on our First Aid course page here.
Alberta Justice is processing licenses and exam proctors are still open for business. Processing time is delayed due to reduced staffing.
Check our official Covid-19 update page from the homepage.
How do I get my Ontario Security Guard License?
There are two steps to earn your Ontario Security Guard License.
- Complete your security guard training online here.
- First complete a minimum total of 33.5 hours of study on the online security guard course. This online training course consists of lessons and quizzes and covers everything you need to know to pass the exam. You may study this course at your own pace, there is no deadline.
- Second, attend a 1 day in person class to receive your CPR & First Aid training. You can view the schedule here.
- Upon completion of both of these two requirements you will be qualified and ready to write your exam. We then process your Training Completion Number (TCN). This TCN is required for you to apply to write your exam. The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. In order to pass your exam you must achieve a grade of 62% (37/60). Once you have passed your exam you are now eligible for your Ontario Security Guard license and you will soon be a Security Guard. Congratulations!
How do I get my Alberta Security Guard License?
It’s easy. Your first step is to enroll in our online Alberta Security course. This online course consists of several lesson modules of course material with quizzes for each one. You may study this security course at your own pace, there is no deadline. You must complete a minimum total of 40 hours of online study. Once you have completed your 40 hours you will select an exam Proctor at the location most convenient and book your date and time directly with them for your exam. We will provide the Proctor with confirmation of your security course completion. The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. In order to pass the exam you must achieve a passing grade of 80%(48/60). Once you’ve passed your exam you are now eligible for your Alberta Security Guard License and you will soon be a Security Guard. Congratulations!!
Are exam proctors available in Alberta?
Yes. As of March 24 Alberta Exam Proctors confirmed their availability for exam writing service. Alberta has not issued any order to close non-essential business operations. Passing your exam is the final step in earning your Alberta Security License.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to learn a new vocation/career with our Online Security Course from the safety of your home. For those students who recently completed the Online Security Course and hold a valid First Aid Certificate, Security Guard Course will process and issue your Training Completion Number (TCN) allowing for your Ontario security testing. For further information on licensing and testing please visit our Getting Started page or call us at 888-409-1118 anytime.
SGC wishes everyone of our students and graduates good health and will continue to support the industry’s supply chain through this challenging time.