Training and Testing Regulation
Security Guards and Bouncers - The Law
Requirements for Businesses
Private Security & Investigatie Services FAQs
Security Guard Preparation Guide (pdf)
Security Guard Training Curriculum (pdf)
New Requirements for Security Guards, Bouncers and their Employers: Private Security and Investigative Services Act NOW IN EFFECT!
On Aug. 23, 2007, the Private Security and Investigative Services Act came into effect. The new law requires security industry workers to be licensed. The Act lays the foundation for the regulation of all security guards, bouncers, body guards and private investigators. Once fully implemented the Act will require training and testing for all security personnel.
The ORHMA has participated on a government advisory committee over the last two years, as the sole voice of the hospitality industry, to ensure that requirements are fair and meaningful without being onerous on employers.
Important Dates and Information:
- Security Guards Change - Term of Licences Regulation Insider Vol 11 Issue 23 -Nov 2011.
- All licences and business registrations are valid for one year from the date of issue.
- Businesses that employ their own in-house security guards and/or private investigators will have to register with the Private Security and Investigative Services Branch and their security personnel will have to be licensed.
- All regulations are now in force:
- Uniforms – came into force August 23, 2009
- Security Vehicles - came into force August 23, 2009
- Insurance – came into force August 23, 2008
- Training and Testing - came into force April 15, 2010