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

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, security training and law enforcement training is all we do! Private investigator or security industry training means you could be starting your thrilling fast-track career as an investigator or security professional much sooner than you thought.

CSPIS offers Ministry approved courses to prepare you for your Ontario security licensing exam or your Ontario private investigator licensing exam. These intensive courses give you the skills and confidence you need to be successful in challenging the Ministry’s exam requirements! Or, you can enroll in traditional courses to gain professional level skills to pursue your career as a private investigator, a security expert, or to work as a police officer or public law enforcement officer.

You Can Choose Traditional Career Training Programs

Or You Can Choose Our Fast-Track License Preparation Courses!

Click Here For Private Investigator License

Click Here For Security Guard License

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SOME OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY…

“I highly recommend the course”


“A great course for individuals looking to get into the security profession & prepare them for the ministry test. The teacher is very informative and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend the course as it will give great insight into the Canadian legal system. I will be back soon to complete the Private Investigator course. Thanks again to the Canadians School of Private Investigation & Security”

Serge Mandic
2017-08-09T21:07:09+00:00
“A great course for individuals looking to get into the security profession & prepare them for the ministry test. The teacher is very informative and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend the course as it will give great insight into the Canadian legal system. I will be back soon to complete the Private Investigator course. Thanks again to the Canadians School of Private Investigation & Security” Serge Mandic

“It has been a great experience”

“I myself would find it hard to say I didn’t enjoy this class. It has been a great experience learning from the “Master” when it comes to security… its hard to describe this experience and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get into security or law enforcement.” Charles McFarlane
2017-08-08T22:23:03+00:00
“I myself would find it hard to say I didn’t enjoy this class. It has been a great experience learning from the “Master” when it comes to security… its hard to describe this experience and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get into security or law enforcement.” Charles McFarlane

“I had fun in this class…”

“ I enjoyed this class a lot. It informed me on a lot of stuff I didn’t know about security as well as Canadian Government that I had no clue about. The teacher was a great person to teach us. She know not only how to get info to us but also how to keep us interested. She used personal exp. very well and that’s how she got a lot of my attention when teaching. The whole course had great flow and went together really well. I had fun in this class and also was taught a lot of info I can now take on to my work site in the future. I would give this class a 9 out of 10.”

Ben Ross
2017-08-08T22:30:28+00:00
“ I enjoyed this class a lot. It informed me on a lot of stuff I didn’t know about security as well as Canadian Government that I had no clue about. The teacher was a great person to teach us. She know not only how to get info to us but also how to keep us interested. She used personal exp. very well and that’s how she got a lot of my attention when teaching. The whole course had great flow and went together really well. I had fun in this class and also was taught a lot of info I can now take on to my work site in the future. I would give this class a 9 out of 10.” Ben Ross

“This course met my highest expectations.”



“This course met my highest expectations. There was a great deal of information to be covered and limited time. The resulting pace was stimulating and challenging but that made the experience work. I learned better because of the format. Since much material is technical it balanced things out that there were so many illustrative stories. My interest in security work is high as a result”

Robert McMaster
2017-08-09T21:10:22+00:00
“This course met my highest expectations. There was a great deal of information to be covered and limited time. The resulting pace was stimulating and challenging but that made the experience work. I learned better because of the format. Since much material is technical it balanced things out that there were so many illustrative stories. My interest in security work is high as a result” Robert McMaster

“Amazing!!!”

“Amazing!!! Tom is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has gone above and beyond what he had to do. Very few teacher have skill to make people feel that they are “their student”. He takes pride in what he knows and is very very knowledgable in what he knows. Thank you Tom very much for the knowledge you have provided me.” Trevor Pepper
2017-08-08T22:25:40+00:00
“Amazing!!! Tom is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has gone above and beyond what he had to do. Very few teacher have skill to make people feel that they are “their student”. He takes pride in what he knows and is very very knowledgable in what he knows. Thank you Tom very much for the knowledge you have provided me.” Trevor Pepper

“…it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.”

“I thought this course was well taught, and very helpful. I really do feel that I am prepared to work in the field of security. The course instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. He seemed very experienced and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everything was understood by everyone involved. All in All, I thought it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.”

Colin Sanderson
2017-08-08T22:28:18+00:00
“I thought this course was well taught, and very helpful. I really do feel that I am prepared to work in the field of security. The course instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. He seemed very experienced and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everything was understood by everyone involved. All in All, I thought it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.” Colin Sanderson

“I liked this course so much, everything was great.”



“There is a lot to learn from the law so you can do your job more professionally and become better. It was excellent, everything was explained well to us for us to learn and to do better as a professional security guard. She was excellent and she explained to us very well. I have learned a lot by taking this course. Very good. I liked this course so much, everything was great.”

Poria Gheidarpour
2017-08-08T22:32:08+00:00
“There is a lot to learn from the law so you can do your job more professionally and become better. It was excellent, everything was explained well to us for us to learn and to do better as a professional security guard. She was excellent and she explained to us very well. I have learned a lot by taking this course. Very good. I liked this course so much, everything was great.” Poria Gheidarpour

“Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course.”

“The course was complex and touched on many issues I did not expect. It was definitely a good method of learning… Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course. I feel confident that the information I attained here will be useful and beneficial for me in the future” Paulo Alex Santos
2017-08-08T22:18:55+00:00
“The course was complex and touched on many issues I did not expect. It was definitely a good method of learning… Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course. I feel confident that the information I attained here will be useful and beneficial for me in the future” Paulo Alex Santos

“The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field”


“I would like to extend my appreciation to CSPI for allowing me to attend this school and for helping me with my job search…. The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field. I have already begun telling friends about CSPI…. Thanks so much, CSPI!!! for a brighter and more challenging future.”
Chris Kane
2017-08-09T20:57:53+00:00
“I would like to extend my appreciation to CSPI for allowing me to attend this school and for helping me with my job search…. The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field. I have already begun telling friends about CSPI…. Thanks so much, CSPI!!! for a brighter and more challenging future.” Chris Kane

“The education was top-notch”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the instructors and the Administration Department at the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security Ltd. for all the knowledge that I’ve received while in school. The education was top-notch. I know I’ll cargregry this knowledge with me wherever I go. Through the Job Placement Department I have been successfully placed with a very prestigious company working as a Private Investigator. I know that I wouldn’t have gotten this job without the diligent effort of the Administration Staff, who went “above and beyond” to help with my search….Thank you!”
Gregory Gutman
2017-08-09T20:59:06+00:00
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the instructors and the Administration Department at the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security Ltd. for all the knowledge that I’ve received while in school. The education was top-notch. I know I’ll cargregry this knowledge with me wherever I go. Through the Job Placement Department I have been successfully placed with a very prestigious company working as a Private Investigator. I know that I wouldn’t have gotten this job without the diligent effort of the Administration Staff, who went “above and beyond” to help with my search….Thank you!” Gregory Gutman

“…an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics…”

“The use of force class provided me with an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics as well as practical experience implementing them in various situations.” Michael S.
2017-08-04T15:10:31+00:00
“The use of force class provided me with an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics as well as practical experience implementing them in various situations.” Michael S.

“it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail”


“First of all I would like to thank everyone at CSPIS. As much as the course content was a refresher for me, it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail. I plan on returning to complete other available courses and will be recommending CSPIS to any persons in need of refreshing their knowledge or looking to prepare for MCSCS licensing or career development”

Cristiano Silveira
2017-08-09T21:01:50+00:00
“First of all I would like to thank everyone at CSPIS. As much as the course content was a refresher for me, it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail. I plan on returning to complete other available courses and will be recommending CSPIS to any persons in need of refreshing their knowledge or looking to prepare for MCSCS licensing or career development” Cristiano Silveira

“I had fun in this class…”

“ I enjoyed this class a lot. It informed me on a lot of stuff I didn’t know about security as well as Canadian Government that I had no clue about. The teacher was a great person to teach us. She know not only how to get info to us but also how to keep us interested. She used personal exp. very well and that’s how she got a lot of my attention when teaching. The whole course had great flow and went together really well. I had fun in this class and also was taught a lot of info I can now take on to my work site in the future. I would give this class a 9 out of 10.”

Ben Ross
2017-08-08T22:30:28+00:00
“ I enjoyed this class a lot. It informed me on a lot of stuff I didn’t know about security as well as Canadian Government that I had no clue about. The teacher was a great person to teach us. She know not only how to get info to us but also how to keep us interested. She used personal exp. very well and that’s how she got a lot of my attention when teaching. The whole course had great flow and went together really well. I had fun in this class and also was taught a lot of info I can now take on to my work site in the future. I would give this class a 9 out of 10.” Ben Ross

“It has been a great experience”

“I myself would find it hard to say I didn’t enjoy this class. It has been a great experience learning from the “Master” when it comes to security… its hard to describe this experience and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get into security or law enforcement.” Charles McFarlane
2017-08-08T22:23:03+00:00
“I myself would find it hard to say I didn’t enjoy this class. It has been a great experience learning from the “Master” when it comes to security… its hard to describe this experience and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get into security or law enforcement.” Charles McFarlane

“The education was top-notch”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the instructors and the Administration Department at the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security Ltd. for all the knowledge that I’ve received while in school. The education was top-notch. I know I’ll cargregry this knowledge with me wherever I go. Through the Job Placement Department I have been successfully placed with a very prestigious company working as a Private Investigator. I know that I wouldn’t have gotten this job without the diligent effort of the Administration Staff, who went “above and beyond” to help with my search….Thank you!”
Gregory Gutman
2017-08-09T20:59:06+00:00
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the instructors and the Administration Department at the Canadian School of Private Investigation and Security Ltd. for all the knowledge that I’ve received while in school. The education was top-notch. I know I’ll cargregry this knowledge with me wherever I go. Through the Job Placement Department I have been successfully placed with a very prestigious company working as a Private Investigator. I know that I wouldn’t have gotten this job without the diligent effort of the Administration Staff, who went “above and beyond” to help with my search….Thank you!” Gregory Gutman

“I liked this course so much, everything was great.”



“There is a lot to learn from the law so you can do your job more professionally and become better. It was excellent, everything was explained well to us for us to learn and to do better as a professional security guard. She was excellent and she explained to us very well. I have learned a lot by taking this course. Very good. I liked this course so much, everything was great.”

Poria Gheidarpour
2017-08-08T22:32:08+00:00
“There is a lot to learn from the law so you can do your job more professionally and become better. It was excellent, everything was explained well to us for us to learn and to do better as a professional security guard. She was excellent and she explained to us very well. I have learned a lot by taking this course. Very good. I liked this course so much, everything was great.” Poria Gheidarpour

“Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course.”

“The course was complex and touched on many issues I did not expect. It was definitely a good method of learning… Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course. I feel confident that the information I attained here will be useful and beneficial for me in the future” Paulo Alex Santos
2017-08-08T22:18:55+00:00
“The course was complex and touched on many issues I did not expect. It was definitely a good method of learning… Happy to have come to CSPIS for the course. I feel confident that the information I attained here will be useful and beneficial for me in the future” Paulo Alex Santos

“This course met my highest expectations.”



“This course met my highest expectations. There was a great deal of information to be covered and limited time. The resulting pace was stimulating and challenging but that made the experience work. I learned better because of the format. Since much material is technical it balanced things out that there were so many illustrative stories. My interest in security work is high as a result”

Robert McMaster
2017-08-09T21:10:22+00:00
“This course met my highest expectations. There was a great deal of information to be covered and limited time. The resulting pace was stimulating and challenging but that made the experience work. I learned better because of the format. Since much material is technical it balanced things out that there were so many illustrative stories. My interest in security work is high as a result” Robert McMaster

“…an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics…”

“The use of force class provided me with an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics as well as practical experience implementing them in various situations.” Michael S.
2017-08-04T15:10:31+00:00
“The use of force class provided me with an excellent introduction into self-defence tactics as well as practical experience implementing them in various situations.” Michael S.

“it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail”


“First of all I would like to thank everyone at CSPIS. As much as the course content was a refresher for me, it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail. I plan on returning to complete other available courses and will be recommending CSPIS to any persons in need of refreshing their knowledge or looking to prepare for MCSCS licensing or career development”

Cristiano Silveira
2017-08-09T21:01:50+00:00
“First of all I would like to thank everyone at CSPIS. As much as the course content was a refresher for me, it was enjoyable informative and delivered in detail. I plan on returning to complete other available courses and will be recommending CSPIS to any persons in need of refreshing their knowledge or looking to prepare for MCSCS licensing or career development” Cristiano Silveira

“I highly recommend the course”


“A great course for individuals looking to get into the security profession & prepare them for the ministry test. The teacher is very informative and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend the course as it will give great insight into the Canadian legal system. I will be back soon to complete the Private Investigator course. Thanks again to the Canadians School of Private Investigation & Security”

Serge Mandic
2017-08-09T21:07:09+00:00
“A great course for individuals looking to get into the security profession & prepare them for the ministry test. The teacher is very informative and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend the course as it will give great insight into the Canadian legal system. I will be back soon to complete the Private Investigator course. Thanks again to the Canadians School of Private Investigation & Security” Serge Mandic

“…it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.”

“I thought this course was well taught, and very helpful. I really do feel that I am prepared to work in the field of security. The course instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. He seemed very experienced and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everything was understood by everyone involved. All in All, I thought it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.”

Colin Sanderson
2017-08-08T22:28:18+00:00
“I thought this course was well taught, and very helpful. I really do feel that I am prepared to work in the field of security. The course instructor was friendly and knowledgeable. He seemed very experienced and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that everything was understood by everyone involved. All in All, I thought it was a great course, and that it will go a long way in helping me achieve my goals.” Colin Sanderson

“The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field”


“I would like to extend my appreciation to CSPI for allowing me to attend this school and for helping me with my job search…. The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field. I have already begun telling friends about CSPI…. Thanks so much, CSPI!!! for a brighter and more challenging future.”
Chris Kane
2017-08-09T20:57:53+00:00
“I would like to extend my appreciation to CSPI for allowing me to attend this school and for helping me with my job search…. The school prepared me well for my new career in the Private Investigation field. I have already begun telling friends about CSPI…. Thanks so much, CSPI!!! for a brighter and more challenging future.” Chris Kane

“Amazing!!!”

“Amazing!!! Tom is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has gone above and beyond what he had to do. Very few teacher have skill to make people feel that they are “their student”. He takes pride in what he knows and is very very knowledgable in what he knows. Thank you Tom very much for the knowledge you have provided me.” Trevor Pepper
2017-08-08T22:25:40+00:00
“Amazing!!! Tom is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He has gone above and beyond what he had to do. Very few teacher have skill to make people feel that they are “their student”. He takes pride in what he knows and is very very knowledgable in what he knows. Thank you Tom very much for the knowledge you have provided me.” Trevor Pepper

We’re here to help. If you’d like to know more, you can submit the information request form on the right, or simply call us at (416) 785-5720 or out-of-town, at 1(844) 645-4468.


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 traditional diploma-level training programs for those seeking professional credentials and in-depth employment preparation.

Real In-Class Training

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 of 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, both in Ontario and throughout Canada. We are a registered as a private career college under Ontario’s Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Our diploma level programs are approved under the Private Career Colleges Act through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. We offer the flexibility of both license preparation as well as career development programs. We have decades of experience – we’ve been shaping the industry since 1980. We undergo annual audits to help ensure we meet the guidelines and standards established through Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Courses Approved by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS)


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 private investigator licensing or security guard licensing. Training can be as short as 50 hours for private investigators license and 40 hours for security guard license. Or, you can combine training for maximum employment flexibility by acquiring a dual license for private investigator and security. For those with higher ambitions, we offer diploma-level programs for advanced credentials, in-depth industry know-how and 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 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, 2005.

• 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 private law enforcement industry since 1980.

• We undergo annual audits to help ensure we meet the stringent guidelines and standards established through Ontario’s Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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.

Getting 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.

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.

Don’t Delay Your Future

Call 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.

• Private Investigation

• Security Protection Practitioner

• Police Foundations

• Private Investigator Exam Prep

• Basic Security Guard Exam Prep

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.