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Security Guard Training

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Why Train with the Canadian Academy of Guard Training

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Approved across Canada (excludes BC/Quebec)

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Engaging and interactive

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Each module is designed to help you pass the security guard exam on your first try, so you can get to work faster.

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Our training doesn’t stop at helping you pass the exam. We want every Canadian Academy of Guard Training graduate to have their choice of the best security jobs available. With basic training and free bonuses, you can be the best applicant for the job.

You’ll get:

  • FREE bonus training on advanced security topics
  • FREE bonus training on soft skills better employers demand
  • FREE interview prep materials
  • Impressive digital certificates on a mobile app

With easy to use training, 24/7 support and the best learning platform, start job hunting while you train.Get qualified to take your pick of jobs!

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Course Outline

The Basic Security Training program meets the full requirements for licensing education in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

A mandatory 40-hours of training, the course includes:

55 videos

108 text lessons

65 quizzes and chapter tests

Core curriculum:

  • Workplace Safety and Health Act
  • Personal Safety at Work (Provincial)
  • Working Alone Plan
  • Landlords & Tenants - The Law and You
  • Human Rights

Other key topics:

  • The role of a security guard
  • Physical security and crime prevention
  • Classification of information
  • Computer security
  • Workplace accident prevention and first aid
  • Preventing infection - blood-borne pathogens
  • Professionalism and public relations
  • Ethics, deportment and professional conduct
  • Handling customer complaints
  • Diversity awareness and sexual harassment
  • Telephone techniques
  • Handling crisis and the media
  • Dealing with angry, and disturbed persons/ strategic verbal strategies
  • Interacting with disturbed persons
  • Dealing with intoxicated individuals
  • Crowd control
  • The security officer and the legal system
  • Powers of arrest
  • The Criminal Code / Canadian Legal Authority
  • The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Use of force
  • Access control and alarm systems
  • General patrol techniques
  • Note taking and report writing
  • The rules of criminal evidence
  • Response to immediate crisis
  • Fire detection and prevention
  • Categories of fire
  • Types of extinguishers
  • HAZMAT awareness
  • Responding to bomb threats
  • Evacuations
  • Traffic control and direction concepts
  • Labor disputes
  • Interacting with others in the justice system
  • Security and police relations
  • Appearing as a witness
  • Accident scene management

Is this Course for You?

If you want to get licensed as a security guard in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta, the Canadian Academy of Guard Training - Basic Security Training Course is your source for government-accredited training.

For information on licensing in any other province, please email info@guardtraining.ca.


Each province determines who can get licensed. Learn more about licensing in these provinces:

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