Find out how to apply for or renew a private security licence or certificate of approval (COA).
Find out how to renew a private security licence or certificate of approval.
There are 2 ways you can apply.
It’s quicker and cheaper to apply online.
You must apply by mail for:
You can start work before you’ve done the training you need as a crowd controller, property guard or personal guard. To do this you need to apply for a temporary certificate.
If you have a company or individual licence you can employ staff without certificates in an emergency.
If your application is turned down or you make a mistake and have to reapply, you won’t get your fee back. This is because the fee covers what it costs us to process the application. For more information about the rare cases we may give a refund you can contact us.
You can withdraw your application at any time by using the withdrawal form. You will not get your fee back.
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