How to get your SECURITY GUARD LicenceYou MUST have a current Ontario Security Guard Licence in order to apply for employment. We always accept resumes and will hire from our resume file before we advertise. All Security Guards in Ontario are required to be licensed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
The first three steps you must complete to obtain a NEW security licence are:
1) BASIC TRAINING COURSE AND FIRST AID
Basic training course ( see list of entities on Ministry website ). Stinson Security has our own online course. Please see below for further information. Contact our office for info on our course. Once you have completed this course you will be assigned a training/testing number.
2) THE MINISTRY TEST
The Ministry Test - once you have completed a Basic Training and First Aid course, you can book your test by calling 1-866-248-2555 and see Ontario Security Testing for more information. The cost of the test is $75.15
3) APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE
Once you have passed the Ministry test (minimum score of 62%) you can apply for a licence.
The Basic Training course is 32 hours long and together with Emergency First Aid totals the 40 hours required by the Ministry of Correctional Services and Community Safety. If only completing the Basic Training without first aid (you have a valid certificate) the training time is 33.5 hours. The Basic Training course is completely online and has sections of video conferencing and it's based on the Ministry curriculum. The Ministry has chosen Stinson Security as a "training entity" based on the excellence of our course. It is flexible so that it can be completed in increments and sections can be reviewed and re-done. Quizzes at the end of each unit give an opportunity to study for the Ministry test. The time required to complete the online course is up to the individual.
The 8 hours of First Aid training is included in the cost of the course if you have not already completed a first aid course. There is a choice of taking Emergency level First Aid, which is the requirement of the Ministry or Standard level First Aid which is recommended as the optimum required by the industry. Stinson Security works with Absolutely Creative Training Solutions in London, Ontario to provide the best in course time/date choices and instructors.
**CHANGES AS PER OCTOBER 1ST, 2015 **
If you have already completed a first aid training course and have a St. John Ambulance Emergency (or Standard) First Aid Certificate or equivalent, then you won't be required to do the first aid training as part of the basic training course. You will need to bring the certificate with you when you come to the office to sign up for the course. The cost of the Basic Training course will then be $200.00. If you don't have the first aid training, then you will need to take it on your own or included with Basic Training as per below.
The cost for the online course without First Aid (you have a valid certificate) is $200.00
The cost for the online course with Emergency First Aid is $300.00
The cost for the online course with Standard First Aid/CPR is $350.00
Please note: The cost of writing the Ministry test ($75.15) and the cost of your security guard licence ($80.00) IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF BASIC TRAINING AND FIRST AID. The student will pay for the test when they book and the cost of the licence will be paid when the student completes the application.
An information sheet from Absolutely Creative Training Solutions detailing location. lunch, course materials, cancellation policy, attire etc will be forwarded to you by e-mail. Please play close attention to the cancellation policy.
WE ARE NOT SET UP WITH DEBIT /CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY.
The cost of the course is non-refundable You MUST come into our office at 490 Oxford St E (located on the North side of Oxford, close to Maitland). Business hours are Mon-Thur 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring proper ID. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail, assigned a user name and password to log onto the site. If you have already completed a first aid course, please bring your certificate with you. If you are completing both Basic Training and First Aid, both courses must be complete before Stinson can apply on your behalf for the Ministry Training Number. This is required before you can call to book an appointment for your test. The test is booked through the Ministry of Correctional Services and is written at the MTO on Exeter Road, London. The Basic Training course provides you with all the information required to pass the test.
Please note that if you choose to go through this process with our assistance, this is not a guarantee of employment afterwards. In addition to the above you must also be at least 18 years of age and be able to be licenced under the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services guidelines for licencing and have proper forms of ID. In most cases a Driver's Licence and Birth Certificate will work for ID - all ID must be valid and not be expired. See Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services for more details.
Stinson Security Services Limited requires employees to be fluent in the English language, flexible to a variety of shifts, responsible for transporting themselves to and from the work site ( not all sites are on the bus route ). Experience is an asset although training is provided. Many clients request Security Guards who are students or graduates of Law & Security or Police Foundation college level programs. This education provides a good base for work in this industry.
Please note that all fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.