Apply online

Find out how to apply online for a private security licence or certificate of approval.

Before you apply online

  1. Find out whether you need a licence or certificate

  2. Make sure you have:
    1. a suitable passport style photo
    2. details of your identification (ID)
    3. your proof of training and skills documents
    4. a MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card to pay your fee.

Got these ready?

apply online button (external link)

Note: You can’t apply online for temporary certificates or under the trans-Tasman mutual recognition scheme. You have to apply by mail.

Fees

You can only pay with Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.

Important tip: Remember what your fee should be when you apply. If you’re charged a different fee, you’ve made a mistake and you should contact us.

Application for:

Fee

company licence*

$616

individual licence

$510

certificate of approval

$170

certificate of approval with temporary certificate

$187

* If you apply for a company licence online, make sure every officer of the company (director or CEO) completes a company officer form.

Company officer form [PDF, 611 KB]

You can’t give us the company officer forms online. You need to send them to us.

Email: PSPLA@justice.govt.nz

Postal address:
Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority
SX11159
Wellington

Contact us for help

If you're having trouble with your application, you should contact us.

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