Ontario Security Testing Re-Opens

Effective today (22 July 2020) Ontario security testing for security guards and private investigators has re-opened and anyone needing to take the exam can now book their exam time and location.

According to the official website for the examinations, there will be limited appointments available and will vary by location.

Appointments are issued on a “first come – first served” basis so if you have been waiting to write your exam please visit the site now and click on the “Book a Test” to schedule an appointment.

Don't forget that you must have an Ontario testing completion number (TCN) from your training provider in order to book your exam and you must have fully completed the training course

The full text of the announcement follows:

Examination services resuming effective June 22, 2020.


Security Guard and Private Investigator testing is resuming effective June 22, 2020.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions and information pertaining to scheduling an examination.

Due to physical distancing precautions, examinations are available at 19 Test Centres. Appointment availability is limited and varies by location; however, the number of testing sessions have increased to help accommodate customer requests. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please select “Book a Test” to schedule an appointment. The system will only allow you to book exams on dates that will be available for testing.

All applicants will be required to bring a face covering to wear inside the testing centre and during their examination. Failure to do so will result in a non-refundable cancellation of the scheduled exam. Upon arrival to the centre, applicants will also be required to complete a verbal health screening questionnaire, and to sanitize their hands.

Applicants who are feeling sick, have travelled outside of the country in the last 14 days or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed inside the centre to complete testing.

There will be no access to the restroom once the testing session begins.

Due to the extended closure of our offices, wait-times for securing an exam sitting may be longer than usual. We are working to add more testing sites and increase appointment availability as quickly as possible to better accommodate test requests. We appreciate your patience as we work toward this goal.

Read our guide to booking your Ontario security guard exam here.

Last Updated on Oct 17, 2023

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