Security Guard Test

The Ontario Security Guard Test

The Ontario Security Guard Test is a 60-question multiple-choice exam that is mandatory for anyone who wishes to obtain a security guard licence and/or work as a private investigator in Ontario. In addition to being the key to a career in these areas, the Ontario Security Guard Test provides students in police foundations programs an opportunity to work part-time while studying and gain valuable experience and training in advance of a career in police services.

Candidates are given 75 minutes to complete the exam. Emond’s 60-question practice tests are designed to help students write and pass the provincially mandated Ontario Security Guard Test. Realistic and up-to-date practice questions will help you test your knowledge and improve your test-writing strategy before attempting the Ontario Security Guard Test.

Start by writing a free 8-question sample test:

Free Sample Test

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Practice Tests

Security Guard Practice Tests
Price $30 + tax each | $50 + tax for exam bundle (includes both exams)
Format Each online multiple-choice exam consists of 60 substantive questions.
Timer The timer begins counting when you answer the first question, but is no longer visible as you write your exam.  A summary report will be provided upon exam completion. This report will include your time performance broken down by subject area and how long it took you to answer each question. If you would like to pause the timer and resume the exam at a future date, you must return to the dashboard or close the tab.  For a realistic exam simulation, you should aim to complete the practice exam in 75 minutes.
Content Questions have been formulated to evaluate a Candidate’s knowledge, understanding, and application of the required competencies that will be tested on the Security Guard Test. The structure and content of the questions are designed to mimic the test, with multiple choice questions, many of them scenario-based.
Exam Review Upon exam submission, you will be presented with your overall score. You can review each exam question to see the answer you selected, the correct answer, and an explanation that includes references to source material.
Access Period Access to the practice exams expire every six months on set dates: January 31st and July 31st, each year. You may attempt the practice exam up to four times before expiry. Questions remain the same on all four attempts.

Try the free 8-question sample exam – just make sure you are signed in (or signed up) first!


Please note: The online supplement that accompanies Emond’s Law Enforcement Handbook contains content that overlaps with these practice tests. We therefore suggest purchasing only one of the two resources.

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