When you apply for a front line Door Supervisor licence you must show that you have had the training required of a licensed operative. This means that you must hold one of the qualifications below, or one of the older licence-linked qualifications.
SIA-endorsed qualifications are valid for SIA licensing requirements regardless of which UK qualifications regulatory authority approved them. However, we recommend that you undertake additional, location-specific training if you will be working in a region not covered by your training.
We will accept some older qualifications in support of a licence application so long as the following conditions are met:
- If you are applying for a licence for the first time - the qualification must have been achieved less than three years prior to your application.
- If you have previously held a Door Supervisor licence - it has been less than three years since your previous licence was active.
Which qualifications do we accept?
Licence Renewals and Training
You do not need to take refresher training to renew your licence if you have a door supervisor qualification that was issued after June 2010 and includes the physical intervention skills and safety awareness training.
If you have an older qualification that does not include physical intervention then you must achieve the 'Level 2 Upskilling a Door Supervisor Working within the Private Security Industry' award before you can renew your door supervisor licence.
If you hold a door supervisor licence but carry out the licensable activities of a security guard (that is, you do not work in relation to licensed premises) then you may choose to change to a security guard licence when your licence comes up for renewal. You will not have to take additional training in order to do so, just request 'Security Guard' on your renewal application (Section B - Application Type).