Regulation - Minister

Priorities for Training and Testing Regulation Amendment

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 26/10
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Private Security and Investigative Services Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005 (PSISA) and its regulations provide the legislative framework that regulates Ontario's private security and investigative services industry. This includes the licensing of security guards, private investigators, and the agencies that sell their services and registration of businesses that directly employ security guards and/or private investigators.

Under Ontario Regulation 26/10: Training and Testing, a person must complete a training course and pass the ministry test before applying for their security guard and/or private investigator license.

The purpose of this consultation is to better understand your experiences in receiving or providing security guard and/or private investigator training and first aid certification for licensure, and how this knowledge and skill is applied across Ontario's private security industry. The consultation will inform potential regulatory changes that would ensure consistent high-quality training that is relevant to industry needs.

The ministry invites feedback from security guards and private investigators, agencies, employers, training providers, and associations related to private security.

Please respond to the consultation survey below and submit your response or by email to with the subject line: "Training and Testing Regulation Consultation 2023" by October 13, 2023.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 29, 2023
Comments Due Date:
October 13, 2023
Contact Address:
Strategic Policy Division
Ministry of the Solicitor General
25 Grosvenor Street, Floor 9
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6