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Canada's Best Basic Security Guard Training

Online Security Guard Training. Register Today and Start Training Today. Learn Patrol Tactics, Security Roles, and Handling Difficult People!

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Get a Security Guard License

In Canada, security guards need to be licensed. To get the license, you'll need to pass training and licensing exam. Let the Canadian Academy of Guard Training help you get the training you need, prep and pass your exam and get licensed right away! 

Our training program is approved EVERYWHERE in Canada, except for BC and Quebec. Begin training right away in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Learn About

  • The Law
  • Fundamentals of Security
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Handling Labor Relations
  • De-Escalation Techniques;
  • and more..
  • see below for full course curriculum

Our course is easy to start, easier to pass and designed to help you become a strong, successful guard. Since 2007, over 6,500 people have become guards after taking our course. 

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Why Train with the Canadian Academy of Guard Training

24/7 Course Access

Over 20 Years of Training Expertise

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Access to a Huge Job Market - Get Hired Quick

Train On any Computer, Tablet or Phone

Approved across Canada (excludes BC/Quebec)

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Fully online and mobile

Easier to use

Engaging and interactive

Supported 7 days/week by a live Help Desk


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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Get Hired Quickly with Help From Us

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

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