SIA Licences – Close Protection – Getting a licence

by SIA Site Admin // January 4

Applying for a licence

Applications cannot be made yet as the systems and processes are not yet in place. When we have finalised these criteria we will ensure that everyone is informed of how to apply.

The application will be assessed against criminality, competence and other criteria and a decision made on whether to grant a licence. The SIA will write explaining its decision and, if successfully granted, a licence will be issued.

Electronic applications
Some businesses may wish to submit electronic applications on behalf of their employees. The SIA is currently looking at how it might provide this service and details will be published as soon as possible.


If a licence is refused, or revoked an applicant will have 21 days to appeal to the appropriate Magistrate’s Court, covering the area in which the applicant is licensed, or has applied to be licensed with the SIA.