Form 008-06-005E "Security Guard and/or Private Investigator Licence Application Form" - Ontario, Canada

What Is Form 008-06-005E?

Form 008-06-005E, Security Guard and/or Private Investigator Licence Application Form, is a formal document Ontario residents can complete to obtain their first license to work in the security field or private investigations or renew the existing license. To submit the application successfully, you have to present proof of identity and confirm you are allowed to work in Canada.

Alternate Names:

  • Security Guard Licence Renewal Form;
  • Ontario Security Guard Licence Renewal Form.

This form was issued by Service Ontario, a component of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The latest version of the document was released on January 1, 2017, with all previous editions obsolete. You may download a fillable Security Guard Licence Renewal Form through the link below.

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Form 008-06-005E Instructions

Follow these steps to fill out Form 008-06-005E:

  1. Select the purpose of filing - you need to get a license of a security guard, private investigator, or both at once.
  2. Check the box to indicate your status - you are applying for the first time or need to renew or restore the license.
  3. If you already have another license in a different territory or province, answer "yes" and provide its description.
  4. Enter your full name, other names you have used, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye and hair color, telephone numbers, and email address.
  5. Record your permanent address. If your mailing address is not the same, state it as well - all official correspondence will be mailed to this location.
  6. Enclose a passport-quality photo and copies of valid identification documents and check the boxes to confirm the attachment.
  7. If you have had any convictions or charges that would not let you hold a license - find the full list in Appendix A of the form - write them down in the table with brief descriptions.
  8. Consent to release your personal information, sign and date the document.
  9. Choose the payment option and include the payment in the package with the form.
  10. Consult with the checklist to confirm you have completed the application properly.
  11. Ask the person who knows you well and can verify your identity to prepare the guarantor part of the form.
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Security Guard and/or Private Investigator Licence:
Application package
Apply, renew or restore your licence online at:
ServiceOntario.ca/PrivateSecurity
Instructions
Pages 1 to 8 of this document are instructions to help you successfully complete the application process.
Please make sure that you read all of these pages before you fill out the application.
Pages 9 to 15 makeup the application and are to be printed and filled-out. Incomplete or improperly
filled-out applications will cause the return of your application.
Pages 16 to 18 is Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold and Licence
This application package contains the following:
Pages 1 to 8 contains tips on how to successfully complete the application (photo requirements,
acceptable identification document list, etc.)
Pages 9 to 12 Security Guard and Private Investigator Licence Application
Pages 13 to 15 Guarantor Information Form
Pages 16 to 18 Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold a Licence - Clean Criminal Record Regulation
Before you apply you must have:
successfully completed the mandated training and testing and received an Ontario testing completion
number, visit
ServiceOntario.ca/PrivateSecurity
to learn more
a clean criminal record according to Ontario Regulation 37/08 pursuant the Private Security and
Investigative Services Act, 2005
reviewed Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold a Licence - Clean Criminal Record on Page 16 of these
instructions to make sure there are no offences limiting your ability to apply
the ability to legally work in Canada, and be 18 years old
a passport-quality photo that meets requirements listed in Section C on Page 3 of these instructions,
and
copies of two (2) valid (non-expired) identification documents (IDs) (front and back) and ready to
submit. For more details read Section D on Page 4 of these instructions.
Tip: make sure your writing is neat and easy to read. Print clearly using black or dark blue ink. Do not
use correction fluid or white-out on your application form. If you make a mistake, cross it out, write the
correct information beside the error and initial it.
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© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017
Disponible en français
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Security Guard and/or Private Investigator Licence:
Application package
Apply, renew or restore your licence online at:
ServiceOntario.ca/PrivateSecurity
Instructions
Pages 1 to 8 of this document are instructions to help you successfully complete the application process.
Please make sure that you read all of these pages before you fill out the application.
Pages 9 to 15 makeup the application and are to be printed and filled-out. Incomplete or improperly
filled-out applications will cause the return of your application.
Pages 16 to 18 is Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold and Licence
This application package contains the following:
Pages 1 to 8 contains tips on how to successfully complete the application (photo requirements,
acceptable identification document list, etc.)
Pages 9 to 12 Security Guard and Private Investigator Licence Application
Pages 13 to 15 Guarantor Information Form
Pages 16 to 18 Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold a Licence - Clean Criminal Record Regulation
Before you apply you must have:
successfully completed the mandated training and testing and received an Ontario testing completion
number, visit
ServiceOntario.ca/PrivateSecurity
to learn more
a clean criminal record according to Ontario Regulation 37/08 pursuant the Private Security and
Investigative Services Act, 2005
reviewed Appendix A: Eligibility to Hold a Licence - Clean Criminal Record on Page 16 of these
instructions to make sure there are no offences limiting your ability to apply
the ability to legally work in Canada, and be 18 years old
a passport-quality photo that meets requirements listed in Section C on Page 3 of these instructions,
and
copies of two (2) valid (non-expired) identification documents (IDs) (front and back) and ready to
submit. For more details read Section D on Page 4 of these instructions.
Tip: make sure your writing is neat and easy to read. Print clearly using black or dark blue ink. Do not
use correction fluid or white-out on your application form. If you make a mistake, cross it out, write the
correct information beside the error and initial it.
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© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017
Disponible en français
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A – Applicant Information
You can apply for a security guard or a private investigator licence with this application but if you want to
hold both licences, you must check the box next to dual licence.
Ontario testing completion number: this number would have been provided to you by the testing
center upon successfully completing your test. If you do not have this number please contact the test
delivery centre where you took your test.
Ontario licence number: you will have this number if you already have an Ontario security guard,
private investigator or dual licence and you are renewing or restoring your licence. A new licence
number will be provided to you once you have completed the training and testing.
Restore a licence: re-activating an expired licence. The licence must be re-activated in the same
category that it expired in. Once re-activated, it is valid for a 2-year term.
For information on training and testing visit ServiceOntario.ca/PrivateSecurity.
Licence from another province/territory: if you have a valid (non-expired) licence from another
province or territory, you may not have to complete any more testing. Enter your licence information into
the application to determine whether you need further training or testing.
B – Personal Information
Your first and last names on the application form must match what is on the two (2) identification
documents (ID) you are submitting with this application.
If your last name has changed please include your former name(s) in the 'Other name' section. For
example: your last name before marriage or before a name change.
Enter your email address to receive important communications including email reminders.
If your Ontario mailing address is different from your permanent address, please provide a mailing
address in Ontario. This is the address where your licence and all licencing communication will be
mailed.
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C – Passport-Quality Photo
If you are applying for your licence for the first time, you will need to submit a passport-quality photograph.
If you are renewing, you will need to submit a new photograph every 6 years.
Your photo must:
be sized 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long), and ensure the image does not
need to be cropped (see example below)
be clear, sharp and in focus
be taken in front of a plain white or light-coloured background showing a clear difference between your
face and the background
be taken within the last 6 months
display your natural skin tones
avoid shadows across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background
be taken straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera
be taken with eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling
be in colour or in black and white, and
not be re-touched, altered, taken from an existing photo or a photo of you in a group or personal
setting. For example: the photo you submit should look similar to the photo on your driver's licence,
passport or other travel documentation.
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Glasses:
You can wear prescription glasses, as long as your eyes are clearly visible and there is no glare in the
glasses. Sunglasses cannot be worn.
Red eye:
Photos where there is a red eye effect will not be accepted.
Hats and head coverings:
You cannot wear hats or anything that covers your head, unless it is worn daily for religious beliefs or
medical reasons. However, your full face must still be clearly visible in your photo and the head covering
must not cast any shadows on your face.
D – Acceptable Identification Documents
You must provide photocopies of the front and back of two (2) different identification documents (IDs) from
the lists below.
Photocopies must:
be of the two (2) different identification documents (IDs) that you will be using in the licence application
and guarantor form
have your first and last names match on both pieces of identification and on your licence application
be high quality, clearly visible copies of the original identification documents
be copies of both the front and back of both identification documents
be current and valid - non-expired, not suspended or revoked, and
be submitted in English or French. If you are using documents issued by foreign governments and they
are in a language other than English or French, you must include a translation by a certified translator
These two (2) identification documents must cover the following requirements to prove your identity
(name, photo, signature, date of birth) and eligibility to work in Canada.
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You need two (2) photocopies of original ID, one from List 1 and one from List 2.
List 1: choose one (1)
List 2: choose one (1) document which
Government-issued photo identification
confirms your eligibility to work in Canada
document (name, photo, signature, and date
of birth)
any valid driver's licence
Canadian birth certificate
Ontario enhanced driver's licence
certificate of Canadian citizenship
any valid passport
Canadian passport
Ontario Photo Card
Ontario enhanced driver's licence
certificate of Canadian citizenship
permanent resident card/confirmation of
(card with photo)
permanent residence
certificate of Indian Status
naturalization card (issued before
January 1, 1974)
permanent resident card (issued before
valid work permit
February 4, 2012), or
Canadian Department of National Defence
record of landing
Identification Card
certificate of Indian Status
retention certificate, or
registration of birth abroad certificate
Note:
New Permanent Resident (PR) cards, issued on or after February 4, 2012, do not have a signature and
will not be accepted as proof of identity; cards issued before February 4, 2012, are accepted as an
identification document from List 1.
If you submit a record of service identification card, issued by the Canadian Department of National
Defence, the identification card must have an issue date within the past 5 years.
Any health card or social insurance cards are not acceptable identification documents.
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