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Protection, Security and Investigation

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 24201 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Post-Admission Requirements:

The following additional requirements may be required when applying to prospective employers in this or related fields.

  • Some law enforcement agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Further, mental and physical health, and good moral character and habits will be required. Employers in some sectors of the law and security field that provide community service opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences and mandatory bonding. This is a requirement for some sectors of the law and security field. It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program including any community service portion and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be required by employers
  • Vulnerable Sector Check: Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a vulnerable sector check. The check may have to be renewed every three to six months. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017LakeshoreWaitlistedClosed
September 2017LakeshoreOpenOpen
January 2018LakeshoreOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,977.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.

Fees by Semester >


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Social Science 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with an equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus two work terms. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

* The block curriclum starts Winter 2020

**Current students or graduates may be eligible for block transfer sooner. Please speak to the program coordinator or admissions for more details.

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Humber Diploma Pathways

Protection, Security and Investigation: Crime Scene Investigation 

PSI graduates who qualify are eligible to further their education with a one-year PSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) diploma.


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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick.  Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

University of Guelph-Humber Partnerships

Qualified graduates may be eligible for transfer to the University of Guelph-Humber.
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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Daniel Schwartz
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3760



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,058.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,268.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $140.00 $140.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,043.19 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,284.69
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $124.30 $124.30


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,997.99 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,329.89
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Explore the Crime Scene Lab

Take a 360 degree tour!

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Crime Scene Lab

The crime scene lab in the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership is a state-of-the-art crime scene studio and forensic lab that offers innovative facilities. Students will utilize the simulation lab for processing forensic evidence from staged crime scenes including taking photos, collecting and protecting evidence, and sketching and measuring the scene.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Labs

At the heart of the Criminal Justice programs lies the Humber Centre for Justice Leadership, a state-of-the-art building designed to take education above and beyond the classroom.

Mentorship Opportunities

Mentor with some of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) leading security providers. Mentorship opportunities subject to specific requirements, availability and eligibility criteria set by Humber College, the mentorship provider.

Job Shadow Opportunities

Fourth-semester PSI students who meet academic-related selection criteria are eligible to participate in the PSI Job Shadow Program. Students in this program shadow security professionals in the field, gaining valuable insights into the day-to-day operations of private and public security organizations, and making critical professional networking connections.

The Humber Experience

Protection, Security and Investigation diploma video

Watch the video to learn more about the Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program.


Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 percent or higher may be considered for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice degree program. Advanced standing allows for completing the degree in 3 years rather than the usual 4 years. Advanced standing students complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus two, eight-week work terms.

Become a Private Investigator

Students and program alumni are eligible to take Humber's Private Investigator Licensing Exam Prep Course and the Security Guard Licensing Exam Prep Course at no additional cost. These prep courses are available through Humber's Continuing Education offering and prepare students to write the ministry exams which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario.

Our Program

Humber’s Protection, Security and Investigation diploma program gives you the skills needed to attract employers’ attention in the growing public safety and private security fields.

You will learn from industry experts in Humber’s 18,000-square-foot Centre for Justice Leadership which features the latest technology-based learning in crime scene management and criminal investigation, along with justice leadership and conflict resolution learning opportunities.

Small classes enhance courses designed to meet current needs and integrate theory with practical learning experiences. Courses include Investigative Interviewing, Border Security in Canada, Conflict Resolution, Surveillance Techniques and Crime Analysis. You will learn how to use protection, security and investigation techniques and technologies to accurately monitor, assess and document behaviours, situations and events; and to collect, preserve and present admissible evidence. You will also learn public relations skills, how to resolve conflicts and how to act justly when working with diverse populations. Students may be subject to security clearance screening requirements including a criminal record and background check.

This program is designed to meet both public and private sector demand for graduates who have expertise in protection, security and investigation, as well as a strong knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems in Canada.

Note: Optional information sessions may be held throughout the year for applicants who wish to learn more about this program.

Courses Program Standards

Your Career

Secure your place in the fields of private security and public safety.

Our program can lead to challenging and rewarding careers in the growing private security sector, including the retail, banking, insurance, health, transportation and hospitality sectors. A Humber Protection, Security and Investigation diploma can also lead to fulfilling and productive careers in the public safety sector including employment with border security organizations such as Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA); police and in telli gence agencies; correctional services; immigration agencies; municipal, provincial and federal government agencies; the Canadian Forces; and municipal bylaw enforcement agencies.

Prepare yourself for an exciting and gratifying career as a fraud investigator, insurance investigator, loss-prevention specialist, security manager, risk analyst, security screener, border services officer, crime analyst, intelligence analyst, bylaw officer, police officer and many more.

Students can become eligible to write, free of charge, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services licensing examinations, which are mandatory for private investigators and security guards in Ontario.

Industry Partnerships

The Protection, Security & Investigation program has a close working relationship with many private and public security organizations in the security field. Some of these agencies include:

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Go Transit, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Toronto West Detention Centre

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.