Frequently Asked Questions - Use of Force / Specialized Training

Do the ministry’s basic training curricula include use of force training?

The Training Curriculum for Security Guards includes a chapter on Use of Force Theory.

This ensures that all security guards possess a basic level of knowledge on use of force, but does not pose a burden to individuals who are not required to use physical force as part of their job.


Will the Ministry implement specialized training requirements for security guards and private investigators?

Yes. A specialized training program is under development. Once the basic training and testing program has been successfully implemented, the ministry will launch its specialized training program. This program will include training in use of force, handcuffs and batons. Unlike the basic training and testing program, the specialized training program will include re-certification requirements for licensees. More details will be posted on the ministry’s website as they become available.


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