You must complete a basic training course and pass the basic ministry test before you can apply for a licence and work as a security guard or private investigator.

There are separate basic tests for security guards and private investigators. If you want to hold a dual license to work as both a security guard and private investigator you must complete both tests.

Tests consist of 60 multiple-choice questions based on topics covered in the basic training courses. You will have 75 minutes to complete each test.

How to register

To register for a test, you need a training completion number from your basic training provider that proves you completed your basic training. You can register and book a test online and learn more about:

  • payment
  • locations
  • languages and accessibility
  • testing instructions and procedures

You can choose to take the test either:

Accessibility accommodations

If you have questions about test accessibility, or require accommodation due to a disability, please contact the testing provider either: