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S-3.5, r. 2
- Regulation respecting the training required to obtain an agent licence to carry on private security activities
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S-3.5, r. 2
Regulation respecting the training required to obtain an agent licence to carry on private security activities
PRIVATE SECURITY — FORMATION
Private Security Act
(chapter S-3.5, s. 112)
The training required to obtain an agent licence to carry on private security activities is as follows:
for security guarding, to have successfully completed, in a private security guarding program, at least 70 hours of course for which a transcript of marks is issued by a school board;
for investigation, to have successfully completed the 135-hour course “Initiation aux techniques d’enquête et d’investigation” offered in a college-level educational institution, or to hold a Diploma in College Studies in police technology or a bachelor’s degree in security and police studies obtained in the 5 years preceding the licence application, or their equivalent recognized by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports;
for locksmith work, to hold a diploma of vocational studies in locksmithing or its equivalent recognized by the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports;
for the transport of valuables, to have successfully completed training on the handling of firearms and the use of force provided by the École nationale de police du Québec or an instructor qualified by that school.
O.C. 572-2010, s. 1
An agent licence may be issued to a person who does not meet the training requirements provided for in section 1 where the person’s level of knowledge and skills is equivalent to the training required.
In assessing the training equivalence, the Bureau de la sécurité privée takes the following factors into account, among other things:
diplomas obtained in relevant or related fields;
the type of courses taken, course content and marks obtained;
training periods and other learning activities completed; and
the type and length of relevant experience.
O.C. 572-2010, s. 2
No training is required from the immediate superior of a natural person who carries on a private security activity if the immediate superior does not carry on such an activity.
O.C. 572-2010, s. 3
A person who, on 22 July 2010, carries on a private security activity for which an agent licence is required under the Act is not subject to the training requirements in section 1 to obtain a licence of the appropriate class as long as the licence is regularly renewed.
O.C. 572-2010, s. 4
O.C. 572-2010, s. 5
O.C. 572-2010, 2010 G.O. 2, 1951
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