Get Prepared with Use of Force Training – Protect Yourself with This Course

Security Guard Training Canada is pleased to present this online Use of Force and Handcuffing Certification Course.

Course Access Time

You will have full access to this course for 6 weeks from the date of registration.
A 1-time free extension of 3 weeks is available (if needed).
An additional extension of 2 weeks is available at $75.

This course was developed by a Subject Matter Expert and former Instructor Trainer for the Ontario Police College. Subjects include Criminal and Trespass arrest, detailed use of force authority explanations, judgment and decision making (crisis intervention), and incident articulation.

There is also a full explanation of the new Criminal Code sections on the use of force for the protection of people and property.

Who should register

  • Persons looking to get Handcuffing and Use of Force certification.
  • Anyone working or seeking employment in law enforcement will benefit from this training.
  • Individuals who would like to advance their skills and job opportunities.
  • Individuals who work in the Retail Loss Prevention field.
  • Organizations seeking to train multiple staff at a reduced cost.

Why take this course

  • It was written by a Subject Matter Expert in this field and former Instructor trainer for the Ontario Police College.
  • There is no requirement for an in-class, hands-on training module in order to become certified.
  • As an added bonus you will get the Handcuffing and Search modules and downloadable pdfs to keep.
  • Seek higher-paying work and improve your chances of landing jobs by proactively taking this training.
  • Ability to complete this course at your own pace.
  • Instructor expertise and assistance are available through email.

Check out our Online Use of Force and Handcuffing FAQ below for even more information!

*Disclaimer: Security Guard Training Canada is a marketer of this course only.  Certification and training are managed by our licensed and insured partner.

Use of Force and Handcuffing – Course Outline

    •  Lecture 1.1 – Introduction to Use of Force 
    •  Lecture 2.1-Criminal Code Use of Force Sections 
    •  Lecture 2.2-Mall Security Legal Issues 
    •  Lecture 2.3-Criminal Code Arrest By Security Guards 
    •  Lecture 3.1-Introduction to Use of Force-Related Academics 
    •  Lecture 4.1-Use of Force and Incident Articulation 
    •  Lecture 5.1-Introduction To Passive Handcuffing 
    •  Lecture 6.1-Active / Non-Compliant Handcuffing 
    •  Lecture 7.1-Introduction To Passive Search 
    •  Lecture 8.1-Final Exam 
    •  Lecture 8.2-Recap Quiz 

Online Use of Force and Handcuffing FAQ

Is this a certification course in the Use of Force and basic Handcuffing?

Yes. The resume and credentials of the Subject Matter Expert who wrote and narrated this course has the requisite credentials to issue certification using online-only delivery methodologies. The company is also a verified Vendor of Record for training Provincial Officers in Ontario.

How can the Use of Force and Handcuffing be taught purely online?

The number of kinaesthetic  (hands-on only) learners is very small. Many are labelled as ADD or ADHD in fact. While it is true that some people prefer to learn using “hands-on with real-time feedback,” the fact is that most people also learn by reading, watching, mirroring, interacting with others, and self-practice. The bulk of people have blended learning styles which can be accomplished now, online.

What about real-time instructor feedback and subjective evaluations?

Feedback can be obtained online using video chats if required. There is also an option for “in-house” instructor certification in this program.

Subjective evaluations by certified instructors only carry so much weight. Old training methodologies dictated that a person had to demonstrate, competence and confidence in order to meet a set standard to pass. The resulting problem was that the student may meet this standard in class but then leave the classroom and never practice afterwards causing this skill set to deteriorate rapidly.

Unless the learner practices and/or refreshes the skill set with someone more qualified, they likely would continue to do it wrong and there is no way of knowing until there is a problem later.  Once the learner leaves the classroom and the instructor who “certified them,” there is no way to know if they will continue to practice or even retain what they learned.

Instructors cannot be held liable for a learner not practising a perishable skill set or how they apply that skill set once they leave the instructor’s presence. The onus then shifts to the person and their supervisors to prove how the skills were maintained after initial certification. (If you don’t use it….you will lose it.)

Isn’t there a Provincial standard for the use of force and handcuffing for security guards?

In Ontario, and most other Provinces and Territories, no. Only B.C. has a mandatory handcuffing certification standard. All the others do not. Police and related professions sometimes have standards built into their legislation, but it does not apply to civilian security guards.

Given that there are two different types of handcuffing methods, active and passive, plus a large number of other defensive tactics skills, what specifically is taught in this course and why?

All the related legal academics, articulation of incidents, judgment, and decision-making are taught as a baseline. No course is complete without the legal reasons for when, where, and why force can or should be used by persons who are not police officers.

Basic disengagement skills are demonstrated step by step as a prelude to control techniques, but NO hard empty-hand skills are taught in this course. Our company has not taught pressure point techniques or hard empty hand skills for 25 years. The reason is that we believe that giving people pain is NOT a valid paradigm for controlling violent behaviour and it offers NO control whatsoever.

In some cases, using pain compliance techniques is completely ineffective and only serves to escalate the problem at hand. This aside, given the social media video that is likely to appear, your punching, kicking, etc. will not help convince people of your position especially given that you are not the police.

Handcuffing and searching are two topics that are covered in depth. Step-by-step instruction is done using pictures, video of a live class being taught, and support materials provided.

Last Updated on Nov 20, 2023

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