Obtaining Your Manitoba Justice Security Guard License: All You Need To Know
Need your Manitoba Justice Security Guard License? Security Guard Training Canada is pleased to present a Manitoba security guard course that is government-approved and designed to prepare you for passing the Manitoba security guard licence exam to get you working as soon as possible in this exciting career.
How Do You Get Your Manitoba Security Guard Licence?
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Check to make sure you meet the basic requirements for the licence||Complete your Manitoba Security Guard course||Pass your proctored government exam||Apply for your licence as a Security Guard|
Manitoba Security Guard Licensing Requirements
- be over 18 years old
- be eligible to work in Canada
- be fluent in English
- have no criminal record
- have no outstanding criminal charges
- not be the subject of a criminal investigation
All security guards must meet a specific English fluency standard. This is a level 5 benchmark according to the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
This online security guard training course consists of ten (10) modules. Students must complete all modules, logging a minimum total of 40 hrs and then pass the online Provincial exam under the supervision of a proctor.
Please note that there are some exceptions to the mandatory training course.
To be considered for an exam challenge you must:
Provide the Private Investigators and Security Guards program with proof that you have sufficient prior work experience that relates directly to duties performed by a security guard; or
Provide the Private Investigators and Security Guards program with proof of having worked as a security guard for a minimum of 1500 hours within the two years immediately prior to requesting the exam challenge. Hours worked as a security guard with a temporary security guard licence cannot be used to support an exam challenge request.
Equivalent training from another Canadian Province or Territory
If you have moved to Manitoba from another Canadian Province or Territory where you satisfied a regulated training standard for security guards, this may be recognized as equivalent to the Manitoba standard. You should contact the Private Investigators and Security Guards Program for more information.
The Manitoba government also provides a Participant’s Manual for the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program to assist in your successful completion of the exam.
Manitoba Online Security Guard Training Course Syllabus
The training syllabus for any Manitoba security guard training course (either online or in a classroom) is set by Manitoba Justice.
|Introduction||Welcome And Login Instructions|
|Module 1||General Duties and Responsibilities|
|Module 3||You and the Law|
|Module 5||Writing Notes and Reports|
|Module 6||Bomb Threats|
|Module 7||Access Control and Alarm Systems|
|Module 8||Traffic Control|
|Module 10||Working Safely|
|Next Steps||Exam Registration And Next Steps|
Get a competitive edge in your job search by adding the following courses to your resume:
Use of Force Course: this course will prepare you for how to defend yourself if necessary, and the proper time and place to use force. It will provide training on how and when to use force and the legal limitations when confronting an individual.
Pair a Use of Force Certification with your Manitoba Security Guard License and get a competitive advantage by showing potential employers you take your training seriously and will treat your job duties the same way.
Manitoba Security Guard Course FAQ
How much does it cost to get a security license in Manitoba?
The licensing fee from the government is $30 per year.
How do I get a security guard license in Manitoba?
In order to become security licensed as a security worker in Manitoba you need to:
1 – complete the 40-hour Manitoba Security Guard Training course
2 – pass the provincial exam, and
3 – have a clear criminal record and child abuse registry check
4 – submit your application and payment to the government
How many questions are on the security exam in Manitoba?
There are 63 multiple-choice questions on the exam and you have 1 hour to complete the exam. In order to pass, you need a minimum mark of 75%.
Who issues a security guard license in Manitoba?
Manitoba Justice's Private Investigators and Security Guards Program regulates the private security and private investigator industries in accordance with the provisions of The Private Investigators and Security Guards Act.
Can I take the security exam online?
Yes, Online testing is ideal because candidates can: Test anywhere – especially from the security and privacy of their own homes.
Can security guards carry guns in Canada?
Yes, with restrictions.
Security guards in Canada can only carry and use a firearm if their employer issues the same. Additionally, the security guard must have a valid firearms license for carrying and using the weapon.
Every security guard on duty must carry their firearms license and present the same upon request
Is my Manitoba security license valid in Alberta?
No. Each province licenses guards within the province and to work in Alberta you will need to obtain an Alberta Security Guard License.
Can a security guard use handcuffs in Canada?
Yes, security guards can carry and use handcuffs in the performance of their duties.
Can security guards carry batons in Manitoba?
No, these are considered weapons under the Criminal Code Of Canada.