Private Investigator (PI) Online Training

All new private investigators must complete a basic training course and pass the basic ministry test before applying for a license.


Our Credibility

The ministry maintains a list of training providers that have agreed to provide basic training in accordance with the Training and Testing regulation of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005.

License Employment Canada is registered under Canada Risk Solution Inc.

*Please note that the ministry does not endorse any specific training providers



Private Investigator only: $250.00 + HST

Course length:

You are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours either in-class or online basic training in order to complete the requirements to obtain your security guard licence.  This includes your certification in Emergency Level First Aid. 


Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to the Private Investigation Industry

Section 2: The Private Security and Investigative Services Act

Section 3: Provincial and Federal Statutes

Section 4: Criminal and Civil Law

Section 5: Investigative Techniques

Section 6: Principles of Ethical Reasoning/Decision-making

Section 7: Key Principles of Communication and Interaction

Section 8: Self-management Skills



Training completion number

After you complete the basic training course, you will receive a training completion number from your training provider. You will need this number to register for the test.


Learn more                  

For more information, read: Questions and answers – security guard and private investigators licenses.


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If you have any other questions about training contact us: 416-840-3553