Private Security: Transition re licence renewals under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005
Summary of Decision:
January 4, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
The Training and Testing (Ontario Regulation 26/10) was amended on June 14, 2010.
The regulation states that all applicants must have successfully completed the licensing test as set by the Ministry.
Section 5 (1) of the Training and Testing Regulation states that a licensee who holds a valid licence to act as a security guard or private investigator on April 14, 2010 may renew the licence a first time after that date if he or she successfully completes the licensing test.
Despite section 5 (1), a licensee described in that subsection may renew the licence a first time without having to successfully complete the licensing test as appropriate, if,
(a) the licence expires after April 14, 2010 but before July 16, 2010; or
(b) the licence expires after July 15, 2010 but before July 31, 2010 as a result of the extension of its term under subsection 1 (2) of Ontario Regulation 367/07 (Term of Licences), as made by Ontario Regulation 228/10.
Ontario Regulation 228/10 extended the term of a licence by 30 days for licensees with an expiry date between June 13, 2010 and July 1, 2010. The extension only applied if they had submitted their renewal application prior to their licence expiring and if the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch was unable to process the licence prior to its expiring.
The Private Security and Investigative Services Branch
777 Bay Street, 3rd floor
June 9, 2010