Welcome to the official online booking system for Ontario security guard and private investigator tests. All security guard and private investigator test sessions must be prepaid and booked in advance. Bookings must be made prior to 15:00 on the day before the test. Online (through this website) bookings are preferred.
Security guard and private investigator test sessions are regularly scheduled at over 30 DriveTest Centres across the province. You must complete the test in person, in the presence of an authorized invigilator (proctor), and in your scheduled time slot, or your test fee will be forfeited/lost.
Review the Locations page to find the test centres nearest you.
You may book and complete a test if you meet the following requirements:
You have successfully completed the mandatory training with a training entity that meets the minimum standards and requirements specified by Ontario Regulation 26/10 – Training and Testing under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005.
You have an Ontario training completion number (TCN) from your training provider.
If you are attempting to obtain a dual security guard and private investigator licence, you must book, prepay, and then successfully complete both tests. You cannot complete multiple tests in one test session. Candidates pursuing a dual licence typically take the security guard test and private investigator test on different days.
You cannot cancel or reschedule a test appointment. Once booked, the appointment is final and the test fees are not refundable. Those unable to write due to name discrepancies or tardiness will also consume their test fee. Please see our cancellation policy for details.
Each test is $35.00 CAD plus 13% HST for a total of $39.55 CAD. The fee includes your test reservation, test administration, and test marking; it does not include the ServiceOntario licensing fee.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
You must have a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) to book your test online using this website. If required, you may also use a pre-paid MasterCard or VISA Vanilla card. Please note that, with some pre-paid cards, you may need to call the customer service number on the back of the card to authorize it for online transactions. Online bookings are available 24 hours per day and processed immediately. For details (as well as other booking and payment methods), please see the Booking and Payment Options page.
Once your booking is successful, you will receive both an online and email confirmation/receipt.
Ready to book a test?
If you have a training completion number (TCN) from your training provider and a credit card, you may book online now.