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Professional Security Guard Training

Basic Security Guard Training that gets you trained, licensed and employed, quickly and easily. Learn about security roles, patrol tactics, handling difficult people and much more. 

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Why Train with Guardtraining.ca?

→ Basic and Advanced Training  
→ Instant Course Access
→ Register Quickly
→ Train from Home
→ Large Job Market
→ Mobile Friendly
→ Government Approved
→ Exam Booking Help

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. 

Where Can you Work as a Security Guard?

  • Airport Security
  • Mall Security
  • Personal and Executive Protection 
  • Night Club or Bar “bouncer”
  • Loss Prevention Security 
  • Concierge 
  • Special Event Security
  • Mobile Patrol
  • Security Guard Companies

We have been training security guards since 2007 and our modern platform, engaging content, and interactive course will teach you everything you need to know to prepare for and pass the course and the exam. 

Learn Why Thousands Have Trained With Us

Get a Job as a Security Guard

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! 

Online Training means you can begin your training as soon as you register. You can learn at your own speed and finish whenever you want. The course is available for you to access day or night, 7 days a week. When you are ready, apply to write the licensing exam in the province you have a permanent address in.
Our Basic Security Guard Training is Approved in:  

  • Alberta (ABST)
  • Manitoba (MBCTP)
  • Saskatchewan (SBST) 
  • Ontario (ONBST)

Learn About

  • The Law
  • Fundamentals of Security
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Handling Labor Relations
  • De-Escalation Techniques;
  • and more..

Our Security Guard Training program combines video elements, quizzes, and interactive elements to prepare for the Provincial Exam. 

Don't feel required to attend a classroom, learn from home on any device you own. At the end of each section, there will be a short quiz to ensure you retain the information. 

Exam price not included with the basic course. The exam is included in the → fast track bundle. 

Fully online and mobile

Easier to use

Engaging and interactive

Live Customer Support Monday to Friday

Course Outline

The Basic Security Training program meets the full requirements for licensing education in 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

Fast Track Security Career Bundle

The Fast Track Security Career Bundle provides more training that helps you stand out to industry employers. Ready to kick-start your security career?

Buy Fast Track Security Career Bundle

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