What is SIA number?
0300 123 9298. PLEASE DO NOT CALL US (WESTMINSTER SECURITY) REGARDING SIA RELATED PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS, CALL THE SIA ON THE ABOVE NUMBER DURING THE APPROPRIATE TIMES – EXPECT TO BE ON HOLD FOR ABOUT AN HOUR!
How do I contact SIA?
If you have an SIA online account, please log in to your account and use the ‘contact the SIA’ form in our licensing site. This will confirm your identity, so we will not need to ask our data protection questions before we can respond to your enquiry.
How do I register for SIA badge?
Apply for a licence yourself
- Create an SIA online account.
- Complete and submit an application form through your online SIA account.
- Complete the next steps of your application, such as giving us documents that prove who you are and paying the licence fee (if you are paying this yourself).
How long does SIA licence last?
SIA licences are valid for a period of three years, after which time you’ll need to apply to renew your license. It’s best to apply before your current licence expires however, to ensure you don’t experience any lapse in your cover.
Can I work without SIA badge?
To apply for an SIA licence, you must complete an SIA-accredited training course in a relevant field of security. Without a valid SIA licence, you cannot legally work as a security officer.
How long is a SIA licence valid for?
Can I renew my expired SIA licence?
You cannot renew a licence unless you have a current licence in that sector. If your licence has already expired, you must apply for a new licence.
Do I need an SIA licence for in house security?
You need an SIA licence to work in contracted security, but not if you work as in-house security. The exception to this is door supervision. Door supervisors and vehicle immobilisers need an SIA licence whether they are in-house or contract.
Why do you need a SIA licence?
You will need an SIA licence if the work you will be doing is part of a ‘contract for services’ and involves a ‘licensable activity’. A ‘contract for services’ is when you or your employer have a contract to supply your services to another organisation.
How long does SIA badge last?
How long does SIA certificate last?
How long is my SIA Licence valid for? Your SIA Door Supervisor Licence is valid for 3 years. Once it expires, you can simply take a refresher course and re-apply for it.
Do all security guards need an SIA licence?
Is it illegal to work without a SIA licence?
You do not usually need an SIA licence if you will be working ‘in-house’. This is when you are employed directly by the company that uses your services. However, you will need to have an SIA licence if you work in-house and your job involves: door supervision at a licensed premises.