All licence renewals are valid for two years.
If your licence card is lost, stolen or damaged, please apply to replace it immediately. Working without a valid licence can lead to charges.
Please note that ServiceOntario does not accept applications for security guard or private investigator licences at its service counters.
Please apply to renew your licence at least 30 days before your licence expires to ensure continuity of licensing.
You may change your name on your security guard and/or private investigator licence card during the term of your licence if:
To change your name, please submit a Change of Name Form with the required documents by mail.
You can also change your name on your licence card at the time of renewal. Licence renewal applications can be submitted online or by mail through ServiceOntario. Please indicate your new name and provide the required documents including your completed licence renewal application.
If you change your address, or if you are convicted of a prescribed offence, you must notify us within five business days.
It is possible to change your licence category (e.g. from security guard to dual) as long as you have completed the required training and passed the appropriate test.
For more information about renewing or replacing a licence, read Questions and answers – security guard and private investigator licences.
If you have other questions about applying for a security guard or private investigator licence, contact customer service.