What do I need to bring?
To complete the course (& examinations), you will need to bring along one passport size photograph and the following documentation (listed below) with you – as proof of ID and Proof of Address. Please note that if you do not bring these items, you cannot sit the exam/s and pass the course.
Once you successfully complete the course and exams, you can then apply for your SIA licence. You will receive the official results of your course approximately x7 working days after your course. If you have passed all multiple-choice exams, you can then apply for your SIA licence, as the SIA will also be aware that you have passed the course & exams, although please allow a few days for this to be uploaded by the Awarding Body to the SIA.
The cost for the licence is currently £220.00 which you as the candidate are required to pay (separately to the actual training course delivered by EZ Training). The licence lasts three years.
A second (non-primary) licence, such as CCTV (PSS) will only cost £110 – providing you already have a Door Supervisor, Close Protection or Security Guarding Licence (with at least x4 months remaining on your existing SIA licence).
The SIA will accept:
- Two identity documents from group A list below. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
- One identity document from group A and two documents from group B list below. At least one document must show your current address and at least one document must show your date of birth.
What do we mean by “group A” and “group B”?
Group A documents:
- Signed valid passport of any nationality, or UK digital passport number entered on the application form – this is the preferred option as it will help us speed up the processing of your application.
- Signed valid UK photo driving licence (both parts of the full or provisional licence are required)
- UK original birth certificate issued within 12 months of birth
- UK biometric residence permit
- The SIA no longer accept the Identity Cards that were previously issued by the UK Home Office. This is because of the changes enacted by the Identity Documents Act 2010.
- Northern Ireland ELECTORAL ID CARDS are NOT accepted as a form of ID
Group B documents:
- Valid EU photo ID card.
- Valid UK firearms licence with photo
- Signed valid UK paper driving licence.
- Marriage certificate or Civil Partnership certificate, with translation if not in English.
- UK birth certificate issued more than 12 months after date of birth, but not a photocopy.
- Non-UK birth certificate, with translation if not in English.
- P45 statement of income for tax purposes on leaving a job issued in the last 12 months.
- P60 annual statement of income for tax purposes issued in the last 12 months.
- Bank or building society statement issued to your current address, less than three months old. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different bank or building society.
- Mortgage statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Utility bill (gas, electric, telephone, water, satellite, cable, mobile phone contract) issued to your current address within the last three months. You can only provide ONE utility bill in support of your identification.
- Pension, endowment or ISA statement issued in last 12 months.
- British work permit or visa issued in last 12 months.
- Letter from H.M. Revenue & Customs, Department of Work and Pensions, employment service, or local authority issued within the last three months. You can use more than one letter as long as each is issued by a different Government department or a different local authority.
- A credit card statement sent to your current address within the last three months. You can use more than one statement as long as each is issued by a different issuer.
- Council Tax statement issued in the last 12 months.
- Child benefit book issued in last 12 months.
- UK adoption certificate
Renewals and Additional Licences
You don’t normally have to send any documents in support of a licence renewal or an application for an additional licence. However:
- If your name has changed and you have not yet informed us, you will need to provide a document proving your new name.
- If your address has changed and you have not yet informed us, you will need to provide a document proving your new address.
- If you have not previously provided us with a photographic group A document you will need to submit a new, complete set of identity documents.
Please remember that it is a condition of your licence that you must tell us in writing of any changes to your name or address as soon as practicable.
Applying for or Renewing an SIA Licence must now be done online via the SIA website, as the SIA no longer accfept paper applications (and they have closed their telephone contact centre): http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Pages/licensing-applying.aspx
For SIA Licensing Criteria: http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk/Documents/licensing/sia_get_licensed.pdf