How to become a Private Investigator / Security Guard

All ministry authorized training providers will be listed in alphabetical order on the ministries website. You can find us listed here.

Why become a Private Investigator or Security Guard

Starting a career as a Private Investigator or Security Guard is not only thrilling but it's also financially rewarding. Why not enroll in a private investigations or security guard course offered by Private Eye Investigations, and see if you have what it takes! All private investigation and security guard candidates must fulfill the mandatory requirements of the Training and Testing Regulation to be eligible to apply for a license.

How to become a PI or Security Guard in Ontario

Eligibility: You must be at least 18 years of age, entitled to work in Canada, and have a clean criminal record.

Step1: Enroll in a private investigator or security guard training course via Private Eye Investigations. We offer a training course that follows the curriculum set out by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. All ministry authorized training providers are listed in alphabetical order on the ministries website

Once you have successfully completed the training course, we will provide you with a training completion number. With this number, you will then be able to register for the Ontario private investigator's licence exam or security guard's licence exam. You register for this exam on www.ontariosecuritytesting.ca

A date and time will be booked at a DriveTest location of your choice. The test fee is $66.50+hst. 
The exam is 60 multiple choice questions, and you will be given up to 75 mins to complete it.

Once you pass the licensing exam, you can then apply for your license. You must complete an application form, a guarantor information form, provide identification, and a passport-style photograph to the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The license fee is $80.  

What you will Learn

Our training course provides you with the occupational and behavioural skills necessary to function professionally as a private investigator or security guard as required by provincial acts, regulations and in accordance with other legislation. The private investigation course is intended to prepare you for the mandatory provincial exam and is at least 50 hours, the security guard course is 40 hours.

Why take a course with Private Eye Investigations

  •  We are authorized by the Ministry of Ontario as a training provider. You can find us listed here .
  • You will have our guidance and support 100% of the way.
  • You can take the course at your own pace. (In-class training does not apply)
  • Save time and money.
  • 24 hour access to your course material.
  • We offer both online and in-class training.
  • You will be taught and mentored by some of the best!
  • We guarantee an interview upon successful completion of final exam. (this does not apply to security guards)
  • We have a course like no other, we offer hands-on tactical survaillance training included in all in-class sessions! Register now!

Get started!

Our online PI courses cost $250+hst = $282.50
Our online Security Guard courses cost $199+hst = $224.87 


You may register for these courses at any time.
To register please contact 613-697-7580 or email us at: info@privateyeottawa.com. 

Payment must be made in full prior to receiving access to course material. Non refundable.
Now offering customized schedules for in-class training for both security guard and private investigator courses at no extra cost!!!

Do you know a friend that wants to take the course with you? Contact us today to hear about our referral program!
PI or Security Guard in-class training cost $475+hst = $536.75
(groups of 4 may qualify for additional discounts).

Note that our in-class courses offer in-field surveillance and report writing training.

Contact us today at 613-697-7580 or email us at info@privateyeottawa.com  to register. 

For convenience we accept payments in Cash, Cheque, Interact E-Transfer, and all major Credit Cards via Paypal.