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Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005

ONTARIO REGULATION 463/07

TRAINING AND TESTING

Historical version for the period August 17, 2007 to May 25, 2008.

Note: This Regulation comes into force on November 30, 2008. See: O. Reg. 463/07, s. 6.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definition

1. In this Regulation,

“Ministry” means the ministry of the Minister. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 1.

Basic training

2. A licence to act as a security guard or private investigator shall not be issued to an applicant unless the applicant,

(a) has successfully completed training provided by,

(i) a public university,

(ii) a college established under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002,

(iii) a private career college registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, or

(iv) a trainer who is recognized by the Ministry and who is employed or hired as an independent contractor by the licensed or registered business entity that employs the applicant; and

(b) has successfully completed a test set and administered by the Ministry. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 2.

Specialized training

3. (1) An individual licensee may not use a firearm, baton, handcuffs or a dog in the provision of private investigator or security guard services unless the licensee has, in the preceding 12 months, successfully completed specialized training in such use from a trainer who is recognized by the Ministry. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 3 (1).

(2) The specialized training must include training, relevant to the use of firearms, batons, handcuffs or dogs, as the case may be, in,

(a) the applicable law;

(b) the exercise of judgment;

(c) safety practices;

(d) theories on the use of force; and

(e) practical skills. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 3 (2).

(3) A trainer shall issue a certificate of successful completion to every licensee who successfully completes the specialized training described in subsection (2). O. Reg. 463/07, s. 3 (3).

Recognized trainers

4. (1) A trainer may be recognized by the Ministry for the purposes of section 2 if the trainer satisfies the Registrar that he or she has education or practical experience in the provision of security guard or private investigator services. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 4 (1).

(2) A trainer may be recognized by the Ministry for the purposes of section 3 if the trainer satisfies the Registrar that he or she has education or practical experience in the use of firearms, batons, handcuffs or dogs, as the case may be. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 4 (2).

(3) A trainer who is seeking to be recognized by the Ministry shall provide the Registrar with,

(a) proof of his or her education or practical experience as required by subsection (1) or (2);

(b) a list of the training courses that he or she offers; and

(c) his or her contact information. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 4 (3).

(4) A trainer who is recognized by the Ministry shall provide the Registrar with any changes to the information he or she provided to the Registrar under subsection (3). O. Reg. 463/07, s. 4 (4).

Exemptions

5. The following applicants are exempt from the training requirements set out in clause 2 (a):

1. An individual who served as a police officer in a Canadian municipal police force, the Ontario Provincial Police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as a special constable or as a First Nations Constable at any time within the five years before making an application for a licence under the Act.

2. An individual who served as a military police officer with the Canadian Armed Forces at any time within the five years before making an application for a licence under the Act.

3. An individual who was employed as a full-time security guard or private investigator in Ontario for at least six continuous months in the three years before the day this Regulation comes into force.

4. An individual who was employed as a part-time security guard or private investigator in Ontario, but not for less than 20 hours a week, for at least 12 continuous months in the three years before the day this Regulation comes into force.

5. An individual who was licensed as a security guard or private investigator in another province or territory of Canada and who was employed as such in the province or territory where he or she was licensed as described in paragraph 3 or 4. O. Reg. 463/07, s. 5.

6. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 463/07, s. 6.