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 as soon as possible during the next Parliamentary session, which starts in May 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