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How to get an SIA licence

First Steps:


  • Book a place on an SIA approved training course. Click here for Door Supervisor and here for CCTV courses.
  • Attend the course and pass the exams.
  • As soon as you have been advised that you have passed, you can apply for an SIA licence. Click here to complete on-line.
  • Completed application form is received (when SIA receives a correctly-completed application, they will write to the candidate in order to confirm).
  • Completed application to be checked and scanned on to the SIA's system - this process can take approximately five working days.

A decision will then be reached on whether to issue a licence. The SIA will write explaining their decision and, if successfully granted, a licence will be issued to cover you for a period of three years. SIA can withdraw or suspend your licence at any time if you fail to meet the licensing requirements.

When you send the SIA, your application form you will also need to send certain supporting documentation ‚ Click to view the SIA's checklist for details on what is required.

The cost of applying for SIA licence is GBP 220.00