Security Guarding


Private Security Guarding Online Information Session

Program objectives

The activities of private security guards involve protecting persons, property, establishments, premises and information mainly to prevent crime and maintain order. To accomplish this, they carry out preventive, surveillance, access control and traffic control duties. They ensure that laws, regulations and directives are complied with and intervene in emergencies. Private security guards work in industrial, commercial and residential establishments, institutions (hospitals, schools, etc.), for organizations, on sites, etc. They work for private security agencies or are employed directly by businesses, institutions or organizations in the private, public or parapublic sectors.


Private security guards

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to the Private Security Guarding program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Have earned Secondary III credits or the equivalent in the language of instruction, second language and mathematics
hold an Attestation of Equivalence (AESS) for Secondary III studies
have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) with or without specific prerequisites
• be 18 years of age or older
meet the eligibility requirements for Emploi-Québec’s Manpower Training measure.

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
STC-TC- Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 15 1
STC-TC- Comply with laws and regulations 15 1
STC-TC- Observe their environment 30 2
STC-TC- Orient themselves in their surroundings 15 1
STC-TC- Interact with clients in a work environment 30 2
STC-TC- Refer to the functioning of security and communication systems 30 2
STC-TC- Apply first aid techniques 15 1
STC-TC- Apply emergency response procedures 30 2
STC-TC- Carry out prevention activities 30 2
STC-TC- Maintain their physical and psychological safety 30 2
STC-TC- Carry out surveillance activities 15 1
STC-TC- Perform access control 30 2
STC-TC- Control vehicular and pedestrian traffic 15 1
STC-TC- Use job search techniques 15 1
STC-TC- Enter the workforce 45 3
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