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

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


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 to acquire a private security guard license. In Manitoba, this exam is delivered by the provincial Department of Justice; however, PSKN will schedule exam times with the Province for those learners who have completed the online course. The cost of the first exam is included in the online course registration fee. If you are required to take the exam again, Manitoba requires that you pay a fee of $25 for each additional exam session.  PSKN charges a $15 administrative fee for assisting with arranging each rewrite.

Book an Exam

To book an exam date/time, learners must contact the PSKN Support Desk at: Email: Tel: 1.888.660.7786

Available exam dates: 2019 Exam Schedule

Candidates must register at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled exam. Registered candidates who cancel (in the two weeks prior to the exam) or fail to attend the exam will not receive a refund. Additional information about license applications and testing is available at