Security Guard and/or Private Investigator License: Guarantor Information Form (Form 0178E)

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If you want to obtain a security guard or private investigator license, the guarantor information form (Form 0178E) is a form you must obtain alongside a guarantor who will help you complete the form. The guarantor information form confirms your identity and that the information you provided on your security guard license or private investigator license application is accurate. The information required of your guarantor may include the name, date of birth, address, and employment details of the guarantor.

Who is an Eligible Applicant?

To be eligible for a security guard or private investigator license in Canada, the applicant must:


  • be 18 years old or older; 
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada; 
  • Have a clean criminal record, complete the mandatory basic training and test for security guards or private investigators;
  • Have an Ontario testing completion number from your mandatory test;
  • Have booked a security licensing Exam at a drive test center with your training number. This test can be booked and taken online as well
  • After completing your exam, you must apply for your Security License


What do you need to submit to obtain your license?  

As part of your application for a security guard or private investigator license, you must submit the following items: 


  • your Ontario testing completion number; 
  • a passport-quality photo that meets photo requirements;
  • identification documents that prove your identity and your eligibility to work in Canada; 
  • a completed Guarantor Information Form(Form 0178E) that has been signed and dated by your guarantor. Download the Form here
  • The appropriate payment for your license type. 

What is the role of a guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who verifies your identity and the accuracy of the information you provided for identification. To validate your identity as an applicant, a guarantor must be present. A guarantor must:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have known you for at least two (2) years;
  • and be contactable by phone.


If you don’t know someone who has known you for at least two (2) years, a notary public can act as your guarantor.


The first step is to provide your guarantor with a Guarantor Information Form (Form 0178E) to be filled out by them. Your first and last name must match on both documents (unless you can provide a legal name change document with your application). 


You must also show your guarantor the original identification documents that you are using for your license application. Thereafter, your guarantor will fill out the section of the Guarantor Information Form required of them and provide it back to you, as this forms a part of your security guard and/or private investigator license application. Please note that when your guarantor signs your form it is only valid for ninety (90) days before it expires.

How can All-Canada Notary Help You?

If you are unable to find a guarantor to help you fill out your Guarantor Information Form, All-Canada Notary can help act as your guarantor. All-Canada Notary is a network of notaries public who operates physical and virtual (online) notary services and can help you fill out the required section of the Guarantor Information Form (Form 0178E).