The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.

More about the SIA

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Individual Licensing

We are responsible for the compulsory licensing of individuals working in specific sectors of the private security industry.

Learn more about SIA licensing of individuals

Apply for a licence

Business Licensing

The Government expects the introduction of the statutory licensing of private security businesses to come into force in 2015.

Learn more about SIA licensing of businesses

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Approved Contractor Scheme

We manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

Learn more about the scheme

Search our Register of Approved Contractors