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Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005

ONTARIO REGULATION 26/10

training and testing

Consolidation Period:  From October 1, 2015 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment:  O. Reg. 208/15.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definition

1. In this Regulation,

“Ministry” means the ministry of the Minister.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 1.

Training and testing for applicants

2. (1) A licence to act as a security guard shall not be issued to an applicant unless the applicant,

(a) has successfully completed a training program that,

(i) complies with the Training Syllabus for Security Guards published by the Ministry and dated January 20, 2015, and

(ii) is provided by an entity described in subsection (3);

(a.1) before taking the licensing test referred to in clause (b), has provided the person or entity administering the test with a valid St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Certificate or its equivalent; and

(b) has successfully completed the licensing test for security guards set by the Ministry.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 208/15, s. 1 (1, 2).

(2) A licence to act as a private investigator shall not be issued to an applicant unless the applicant,

(a) has successfully completed a training program that,

(i) complies with the Training Syllabus for Private Investigators published by the Ministry and dated January 20, 2015, and

(ii) is provided by an entity described in subsection (3); and

(b) has successfully completed the licensing test for private investigators set by the Ministry.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (2); O. Reg. 208/15, s. 1 (3).

(3) The training programs required by subsections (1) and (2) must be provided by,

(a) a public university;

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

(c) a private career college registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as part of a program approved under that Act;

(d) a licensed business entity; or

(e) a registered business entity that employs the applicant or that has made a conditional offer of employment to the applicant.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (3).

(4) The Training Syllabus for Security Guards and the Training Syllabus for Private Investigators referred to in subclauses (1) (a) (i) and (2) (a) (i) are available from the Ministry and on a government website. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 1 (4).

(5) The test required by clause (1) (b) or (2) (b) may be administered by the Ministry or by a person or entity authorized by the Ministry.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (5).

(6) Subsection (1) does not apply to an applicant who holds a permanent licence to act as a security guard issued by another province or territory of Canada if that licence was issued to the applicant upon the successful completion of training and a test or upon the successful completion of a test.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (6).

(7) Subsection (2) does not apply to an applicant who holds a permanent licence to act as a private investigator issued by another province or territory of Canada if that licence was issued to the applicant upon the successful completion of training and a test or upon the successful completion of a test.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 2 (7).

Restrictions on provision of training

3. (1) A licensed or registered business entity shall not provide a training program required by subsection 2 (1) or (2) unless the program complies with the appropriate Training Syllabus as described in subsection 2 (1) or (2), as the case may be.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 3 (1); O. Reg. 208/15, s. 2.

(2) A person or entity that is not listed in subsection 2 (3) shall not hold themself out as being authorized to provide a training program required by subsection 2 (1) or (2) or in any way suggest that an individual who successfully completes a training program provided by the person or entity will have satisfied the training requirements set out in section 2 for the issuance of a licence to act as a security guard or private investigator.  O. Reg. 26/10, s. 3 (2).

Condition on licence of business entities

3.1 (1) It is a condition of every licence held by a business entity that, if the business entity provides a training program required by clause 2 (1) (a) or (2) (a), the business entity shall provide a training certificate to every individual who successfully completes the training program. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 3.

(2) The training certificate shall contain the following information:

1. The business entity’s name.

2. The phrase “Security Guard” or “Private Investigator” to indicate the type of training program completed.

3. The individual’s name.

4. The date when the individual successfully completed the training program.

5. A signature from an authorized representative of the business entity. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 3.

Training and testing for licence renewals and new applications

4. A licensee or an individual who was issued a licence to act as a security guard or private investigator may renew the licence or be issued a new licence without having to meet the requirements of subsection 2 (1) or (2), as appropriate. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 4.

Transition re licence renewals and new applications

5. (1) Section 4 does not apply to an individual who held a licence on or before April 14, 2010 and who has not renewed the licence or been issued a new licence since that day. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 4.

(2) Section 4 does not apply to an individual who renewed his or her licence in accordance with subsection (3) of this section as it read on September 30, 2015, but who did not renew the licence a second time in accordance with subsection (4) of this section as it read on September 30, 2015, until that individual meets the requirements of subsection 2 (1) or (2), as appropriate, and is issued a new licence. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 4.

Transition re training programs

6. (1) An individual is deemed to have met the requirements of clause 2 (1) (a) if, on or before September 30, 2015,

(a) the individual successfully completed a training program required by clause 2 (1) (a) as that clause read on that day; or

(b) the individual was enrolled in a training program required by clause 2 (1) (a), as that clause read on that day, and subsequently successfully completed the training program. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 4.

(2) An individual is deemed to have met the requirements of clause 2 (2) (a) if, on or before September 30, 2015,

(a) the individual successfully completed a training program required by clause 2 (2) (a) as that clause read on that day; or

(b) the individual was enrolled in a training program required by clause 2 (2) (a), as that clause read on that day, and subsequently successfully completed the training program. O. Reg. 208/15, s. 4.

 

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