Basic Security – Manitoba Security Guard Training
$200 (includes provincial exam fee)

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Developed in collaboration with Manitoba's Department of Justice Private Investigators and Security Guards Program, this course is based on the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program Participant's Manual. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the important areas needed to enter this industry and is Registrar approved.

The Registrar at the Manitoba Private Investigators and Security Guards Program recognizes PSKN as an approved training provider of the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program (MSGTP) under The Private Investigators and Security Guards Act (Regulation 164/2010).

This online course is delivered in ten modules and meets all government training requirements. Learning areas include:

  1. General Duties and Responsibilities
  2. Professionalism
  3. You and the Law
  4. Patrolling
  5. Writing Notes and Reports
  6. Bomb Threats
  7. Access Control and Alarm Systems
  8. Traffic Control
  9. Fire
  10. Working Safely

For the full list of modules and associated learning objectives, please see BST - Manitoba Security Guard Training Program: Modules and Learning Objectives.

Designed to help you pass the provincial exam and earn your security guard certificate, this course will increase knowledge about the duties and responsibilities of a security professional and build the confidence needed to meet the challenges of the workplace. This course is written in plain language, and it has a number of study aids to help you learn the material including:

  • Pre-tests
  • Glossaries
  • Study Tips
  • Unit Summaries
  • Practice Tests

Provincial Exam Information

In addition to this training, candidates must also successfully complete a provincially mandated exam delivered in an online format and in a professionally proctored setting to acquire a private security guard license. 

There is no additional fee for the first exam, fees will be applied if you need to rewrite. Choose to take your exam online through eProctor Canada by registering through eProctor Canada's website

Additional information about license applications and testing is available at Government of Manitoba Website.


Target Audience
This course is designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in Manitoba's private security industry. It may also serve as a useful refresher for experienced security professionals.

$200 (includes provincial exam fee)

Equivalent to 40 classroom hours


You’ve Finished Training, Now What?

In Manitoba, people looking to work in the professional security field must have completed a Basic Security Training AND successfully gassed a provincial exam to receive their private security license. 

All exams have to be written with the supervision of an approved proctor and location.

Where to Write Your Exam

eProctor Canada

If you have high-speed internet access and a quiet room in your home, eProctor Canada is a convenient way to write your exam from the comfort of your own home. You will be supervised remotely by a trained and approved proctor all while saving on time and money of traveling to an in-person exam.

BST exams can be written on Tuesdays and Fridays. Visit, create an account, and book the next available and convenient time.

  1.  Successfully complete the Manitoba Security Guard Training Program course and download the certificate.
  2. Register for an online exam at eProctor Canada by:
  • Clicking the link to register
  •  Creating your account following the steps laid out on the eProctor Canada website
  • Selecting the best available date and time, with at least 24 hours’ notice

Note: Your exam fee is included in the price of the course, but you will be required to pay for any re-writes.

Important Details About Exam Day

  • The Exam is delivered online by PSKN, you need your PSKN login information to access the exam.
  • You can register for the exam only after you have finished the Basic Security – Manitoba Security Guard Training online course.
  • The cost of one exam is included in the price of your course registration.
  • eProctor Canada only requires bookings 2 business days in advance.
  • From time to time, your exam may need to be canceled or rescheduled.
  • You must arrive 15 minutes before the exam start time to check in. As a part of the check in process whether in-person or online, you will need to have valid, government issued, photo ID such as a driver’s license.
  • A passing grade is 75%. If you do not pass the exam, you can re-write, however, only one free exam is provided with your registration.
  • You are encouraged to visit the website of your exam location to make sure you understand the specific policies and procedures they may have.

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