FAQs - Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)

What is the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)?

Can I apply to become an approved contractor?

How do I apply to be an approved contractor?

If my application to the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) is refused, can I appeal?

Is the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) compulsory?

How much does it cost to join the ACS?

How long does ACS approval last?

What are the benefits of joining the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)?

What are the benefits of using an approved contractor?

How long will my ACS application take to process?

When can a Licence Dispensation Notice (LDN) be used?

Who are the ACS assessing bodies?

How will the SIA ensure that only 15% of employees are working on LDNs?

Who approves ACS assessors?

Can I find out if ACS approval has been withdrawn?

How will buyers of security services be able to verify ACS approval?