Security Training and Licensing in Saskatchewan

 How Do I Become A Security Guard or Private Investigator in Saskatchewan?

In Saskatchewan, all Security Guards must have completed a Saskatchewan Justice Approved Security Guard Training Course. You must also qualify for a security guard or private investigator license and obtain employment with a licensed security business.

To get your Saskatchewan Security Guard License and start working, follow the steps below:

1. The first step is to check if you qualify to become a Security Guard or Private Investigator. To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to pass and submit a criminal record check

2. Next, you will need to obtain employment with a licensed security business. Unlike other provinces, in Saskatchewan you cannot apply for a Security Guard License without an employer.

3. Complete a Saskatchewan Justice Approved Security Guard Training Course through an approved course provider. Sting is approved for classroom classes and our online course is coming soon. You can register for our course online or in a classroom.  Once you complete the course we will send the Government of Saskatchewan proof of completion and they will book an exam close to your location.

4. Pass the exam. You must complete the exam and obtain at least 75%  on the exam administered by the Registrar for Private Investigators and Security Guards. The exam consists of 55 multiple choice questions which you will have up to 90 minutes to complete.

5. Remember, in Saskatchewan your employer has to apply for your license for you. You and your employer must fill out the required forms. You can apply for a Temporary License while you are taking the course and then upgrade to a Full Unrestricted License once you complete the course and pass the exam. All forms can be found at the Saskatchewan website. 

6. Return your application package with all the required documents to:

Safer Communities Enforcement Services
Private Investigators and Security Guards 
Ministry of Justice
485 Maxwell Crescent
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 5X9

7. Security Licenses are valid for one year so be sure to renew when necessary. Your license is also specific for your employer, so if you change jobs you will need to get your new employer to apply for you again.

For more information on the requirements for Security Licensing in Saskatchewan  – please click here.


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