Information for Licence Holders

Licence Conditions

SIA licences are issued subject to certain conditions, which you must abide by. If you do not we may:

  • Issue you with a written warning, which can be taken into account in future licensing or enforcement decisions.
  • Revoke or suspend your licence.
  • Prosecute you - contravening licence conditions is a criminal offence under Section 9 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the maximum penalty for which is six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

Read more about the licence conditions

Renew Your Licence

If you already hold an SIA licence you will need to apply for a new one before your current one expires. Don't wait until after it expires: you need a valid licence to work legally and there's no grace period between licences.

More about renewing your licence

Register of Licence Holders

Once a licence has been issued, details about the licence holder are placed on our Register of Licence Holders.

More about our Register of Licence Holders