Welcome to the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security — Canada’s Number #1 College for Training in Private Law Enforcement!

Carl Franco, private investigator and security expert

Carl Franco, Founder and President

Since 1980 we’ve trained thousands of working private investigators, security professionals and private law enforcers and are now known as the number #1 specialist career college for private law enforcement.  Private investigator training and  and security training is all we do!

Private investigator training means you could be starting your thrilling fast-track career as a PI or security professional much sooner than you thought, with our intense training, for a career as:

CSPIS also offers Ministry-approved courses to prepare you for your Ontario license in Security (license exam training) and your Ontario license as Private Investigator (license exam training).  These intensive Ontario license exam-preparation courses give you the skills and confident to challenge the Ministry’s exam requirements:

Career Opportunities for Private Investigators
and Security Professionals

Your interest in Canada’s private sector of law enforcement comes at a great time. The sector offers exceptional challenge, opportunities and reward — in short, a career that’s far from ordinary! In Ontario private law enforcement has undergone explosive growth in recent years. Current legislation offers practitioners unprecedented levels of career flexibility and advancement opportunities.

At the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security Ltd. (CSPIS), we offer courses meeting Ontario’s mandatory training and testing requirements so you can fast-track your eligibility for licensing. We also offer diploma-level training programs for those seeking professional credentials and in-depth employment preparation.

Real In-Class Training

CSPIS Students in Class Learning Investigative Procedures

CSPIS Class Lecture on Investigative Procedures

At CSPIS, we offer real in-class training so you can interact with your instructors to gain the most effective level of training possible.  Our trainers are working professionals and recognized industry experts with decades of real-life experience.  Your instructors will help ensure that your training provides you with insight into the operational applications for the subjects you learn.  We’ll help you understand how the materials taught actually apply on the job, and how to make sure you’re ready to meet real world challenges head-on.

When it comes to your training we offer an unparalleled learning experience in Ontario and throughout Canada. We are a registered as a private career college under Ontario’s Private Career Colleges Act. Our diploma level programs are approved under the Private Career Colleges Act. We offer the flexibility of career preparation as well as career development programs We have decades of experience – we’ve been shaping Ontario’s industry since 1980. We undergo annual audits to help ensure we meet the guidelines and standards established through Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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CSPIS Training Options

At the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security (CSPIS), we offer courses meeting Ontario’s mandatory training and testing requirements so you can fast-track your eligibility for licensing. Training can be as short as 50 hours for private investigators and 40 hours for a security guard. Or, combine training for maximum employment flexibility by acquiring a dual private investigator and security license. For those with higher ambitions, we offer diploma-level programs for advanced credentials, in-depth industry know-how and unparalleled employment preparation.

Fast-Track and Traditional Training

Whichever option you choose, you’ll find CSPIS delivers the training you need. If you’re looking to fast-track your training, our information-packed sessions thread the required competencies together seamlessly in a program that instills an excellent foundation for success in the provincial private investigator or security guard examination in a manner helping each student absorb the materials, information and techniques leading to an excellent career foundation. And if you’re looking for in-depth career training and employment advancement, you should know that we’ve been providing comprehensive training to private investigators and security practitioners since 1980 – long before Ontario’s minimum standards were established.  We’re proud of the fact that many top employers in the industry today are our former alumni.

The CSPIS Training Advantage

Our professional trainers offer decades of experience spanning every facet of the industry and combining multiple training disciplines. Our Student Support Department is geared towards making each applicant’s enrolment and school experience worry-free and enjoyable. Our facilities provide a modern, comfortable learning environment, and our staff is truly second to none!

  • When it comes to your training we offer an unparalleled learning experience in Ontario and throughout Canada.
  • We are a registered private career college under Ontario’s Private Career Colleges Act.
  • Our diploma level programs are approved under the Private Career Colleges Act.
  • We offer the flexibility of career preparation as well as professional development programs.
  • We possess decades of experience – we’ve been shaping Ontario’s industry since 1980.
  • We undergo annual audits to help ensure we meet the stringent guidelines and standards established through Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

We invite you to meet with one of our admission counselors to explore your training options and career opportunities. Call us and we’ll arrange for you to drop into our campus in Toronto where you’ll have a chance to tour our facilities and get a feel for what our training is all about. You’ll gain added insight into the industry and find out about employment opportunities, industry growth and income expectations. And most importantly, you’ll have a chance to meet some of our instructors and staff in-person and get the answers to your most detailed questions.

If you’re out-of-town or not able to attend in person, you can still speak with a member of our admissions staff by telephone. They’ll be happy to help answer some of your questions and provide you with additional information.

Investigate your future in private law enforcement.  Call us today to find out how you can get started on the career you’ve dreamed of.

Call (416) 785-5701
Outside the GTA Call (844) 654-4468


Take your life in an exciting new direction:  it’s easier than you thought possible.

Are you looking for a more exciting and challenging career?  One where you can prosper and use your initiative?  Are you considering law-enforcement, but discouraged by limited policing career choices?

Private law enforcement — for trained professionals — is among the most exciting and rewarding career choices available.  And it’s growing fast as an opportunity for employment.

Security guardGetting started in an exciting new career is much easier than you thought.  CSPIS are the experts in fast-track training — for your new fast-track career.  CSPIS are the experts in efficient training that can get you going in you new career!

Our Courses Are Designed Just For You!

  • They’re taught by working professionals.
  • They’re flexible — you can study full-time or part-time, day and night.
  • They’re practical — everything you learn is designed to get you a job in your chosen field.  Fast!
  • They meet ministry guidelines so that you’ll be a qualified professional when you graduate.

Government regulations in law enforcement’s private sector mean that you can’t work as a private investigator or security professional in Ontario without getting Ministry-approved training for that license.  Our courses provide that training and prepare you for your Ministry exam.  Find out more>>

A Police or Public Law Enforcement Career is Rewarding

Entrance to careers in public law enforcement is competitive, but training from the number 1 law enforcement career college can make a difference.  Find out more>>

Don’t Delay Your Future

Click here to see why Canada’s Number 1 choice for careers in private law enforcement should be your choice!  Investigate your future in private law enforcement.

Timely, Targeted and Flexible Courses to Fast-Track Your New Career

Our courses help you meet or exceed your career goals in investigation, policing or security studies. Study as a full-time or part-time student, by day or at night. You can complete your course and graduate into your chosen field more quickly than you might expect.

Not just a thrilling lifestyle—it’s your future!

Learn the skills you need to get ahead — and to stay there.  You’ll benefit from real in-class interaction with your instructors, trainers and fellow students.  You’ll enter a learning environment designed to ensure you can gain all the benefits available from our real-world approach to education.  Whether you seek to improve your current skills-level or launch a new career.