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Drive Test agency awarded guard exam contract in Ontario

By Canadian Security   

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The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has selected Serco DES Inc., as the successful bidder to provide examination hosting and invigilation services for candidates seeking licenses to work as security guards or private investigators.

This follows a thorough evaluation of proposals submitted in response
to the ministry’s call for bids.
Serco, a global player in the provision of public sector services, is
also under contract to the Ministry of Transportation to operate the
DriveTest program in Ontario through 56 driver examination centers
across the province.

Serco offers many locations, including 20 remote Northern Ontario
communities, with the ability to support the testing of security guards
and private investigators.

Applicants for licenses as security guards and private investigators
will soon be required to undergo mandatory training and pass a test. A
new regulation, outlining the training and testing requirements for
licensing will be published prior to the effective date.

Details of the
mandatory Basic Training and Testing program for security guards and
private investigators will be announced in the near future, according to a statement from the Ministry. 

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