Frequently Asked Questions
At Onyx Guard Services we want to provide you with the best possible service,
and one of the best ways for us to help you is to answer all your questions. If you have a question not answered here, please email us and we’ll be happy to answer it for you!
Onyx provides the basic security guard training course to the public. If you wish to work in the security industry, you must first complete the basic security guard training course.
The Onyx online basic security training course offers students the opportunity to study at their own pace in the comfort of their own home. The online course covers the same material, assignments, and tests that an in class course addresses. Why commute to a training centre and try to fit the training course into your schedule when you can study from home?
The government of Ontario requires anyone working in a security guard position to have completed the basic security guard training course, passed the government test, and applied for and received a security guard license. This license must be carried by all security guards while on duty and produced to any member of the public upon request.
Before you can work as a security guard in the province of Ontario, you must first complete the following:
1) Complete the Basic Security Guard Training Course
2) Write and Pass the Standard government test
3) Apply and pay for your license (you must have a clean criminal record, live in Ontario, and be 18 years old. If you do not have a clean criminal record, visit Ontario Regulations for a list of prohibited offences.
The uniforms that our security guards wear are tailored to our clients site and requests. Uniforms can range from slacks/blazers to a tactical style uniform.
Before being hired, potential guards must prove that they have completed all government training/testing and possess sufficient knowledge of the security industry and appropriate laws by completing Onyx testing.
Once the guard has passed all of Onyx’s pre-employment tests, the guard will be required to complete the Onyx employee training course. The Onyx Employee Training Course provides guards with knowledge of company policies, procedures, WHMIS/Occ. health and Safety, Tactical Communication, Scenario based training, and many other topics. When employees complete the course, they may be subject to further training before being sent to a site at the client’s request.