Wondering what to expect on the day of your security guard or private security test? Find instructions and guidance below and on the Candidate Protocol page.
Arriving at the Test Centre
Security guard and private investigator tests are typically scheduled at Test Centres. Tests may take place before and after the posted hours of the Test Centre, with most tests taking place in the evening or on weekends.
You must arrive at the test centre at, or slightly before, your scheduled appointment time.
Because most security guard and private investigator tests take place beyond regular DriveTest business hours, we cannot accommodate accompanying guests in our waiting rooms while you write the test. Your guests will need to wait at home or in a nearby restaurant, library, mall, etc.
All materials required to take the test will be provided to you and must be returned at the end of the test. No aids of any kind are permitted while taking the test.
Food and drinks are not permitted. You may bring coats, purses, bags, and phones into the test room. However, these items must be stowed beneath your desk, turned off, and cannot be accessed during the allotted test time.
Acceptable Identification (ID)
To sign in for your test, you must produce original, valid, unexpired, government-issued (from any country) photo ID to commence sign-in procedures. The ID must match the name you used to book your test and the name used for your Ontario testing completion number (TCN).
Health cards and social insurance cards are not acceptable as valid ID for the private security test.
Departing the Test Centre
After the test session is over, the test invigilator will ask you to leave the test centre promptly. If your test takes place during the evening or weekend, the doors will be locked immediately after the test. Please make sure you have pre-arranged a pick-up time or transportation home; there may not be a public phone to call a friend or taxi.