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

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.

Prior to booking your exam, you must successfully complete the Basic Security Guard Training (BST) – Manitoba course. To register for an online exam at eProctor Canada , follow the steps in this PDF: How to Create an Account and Book an Exam.

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

Please note that PSKN is not involved in the licensing application or approval process.

Candidates who fail to attend their exam, may be charged a fee to re-write. Please read the eProctor FAQ carefully to understand cancellation policies. 

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