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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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Private Security Skills Summit

On Thursday 12 March we are hosting an event that will cover how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists, and experts in education and training.

Read more about the summit.


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Licence Dispensation Notice

If your job requires you to hold an SIA licence, you are not legally permitted to work until we have granted you a licence. The only exception to this is if you work for one of our approved contractors and they have issued you with a licence dispensation notice.

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