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About Our Course

Training is the cornerstone to what Empire IPS has built its delivery system of security services on. Training at Empire IPS is directed to ensure that the primary interest—the client—are served to the best standard. Empire’s philosophy focuses on the concept that training forms the basis from which an officer will react in the field. Proper training is crucial to the success of both the industry and clients.

Who’s Taking The Course

Over 2,000 students in Ontario have successfully passed the Ministry exam after completing this course.

What Students Are Saying

"I rate this training highly because it is well designed, and you have to learn the material to successfully pass the training. I have already recommended this training - it’s a good education, brilliant."

William, Security Guard
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is online training an acceptable way to take the required training?

Yes, but not just any old training will do. The training must conform to the ministry requirements. For the Security Guard Basic Training it must be Instructor-led Web-based training.

I don’t have an Ontario Security Guard License. What do I need to do?

As of April 15, 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services Training & Testing Regulations are in effect. This means that in order to work as a security guard, you must first obtain your Security Guard License by completing the following:

  1. Complete the Security Guard Basic Training Course consisting of 40 hours in-class including certification in Emergency Level First Aid (32 hours security guard training + 8 hours first aid training).
  2. Pass the ministry test provided by Serco DES Inc. (the same place you are tested for your Ontario Driver’s License).
  3. Complete the New License Application for a Security Guard provided on the Ontario Ministry of Safety & Community Correctional Services website.

How long do I have access to the course?

365 days from date of registration – 24 hours a day, seven days a week

How thoroughly is the course material presented?

Our goal is to give security professionals all the tools they need to succeed in an easy-to-use, student friendly format. Since the program is assessment based, you will take a number of practice tests and quizzes helping you identify your weak areas so you can study to pass the test.

Is online training as effective as traditional in-class training?

Yes, in fact it has been proven to be more effective in some cases. Although you are not physically in a brick-and-mortar classroom, you train in an online or “virtual” classroom. If you are taking a Security Guard Basic Training course utilizing the website, this means that you will be using Live Video Conferencing inside the Online Classroom.

The reason this method of training is more effective is because, amongst other reasons, we utilize several different approaches to learning that are student focused. This includes a multi-media approach to learning as well as testing along each step of the way to ensure you understand the material being taught.

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