Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Basic testing

Private Security and Investigative Services

Security guard and private investigator testing

Starting January 18, 2021, Ontario will be offering online testing services for security guard and private investigator candidates. For more information, please visit:, or contact

There are separate basic tests for security guards and private investigators.

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

Please note that in order to register for a test, you will need a training completion number from your basic training course provider.

Where to take a test

Tests are offered at select DriveTest centres across Ontario and can also be taken online.

How to register

For information about locations and testing procedures, and to register for a basic test, visit:

Accessibility accommodations

If you have any questions about test accessibility, or if you require accommodation due to a disability, contact the testing provider at: or 1-866-248-2555.

Learn more

For questions related to basic testing, including locations, scheduling and results, accessibility accommodation requests and all other inquiries, contact the testing provider at:

For more information about testing, read our questions and answers for security guard and private investigator licences.

If you have other questions about testing, contact us.