SIA License Application

If you are having problems with your   SIA application call the SIA on 0844 892 1025


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go to the SIA website and apply online  click the link below or paste it into your web browser

but read this before you do

When you are filling in the SIA online form ,the form will ask you to input a licence or reference number, IGNORE it and go to next step, you do not have a number at this stage so ignore it.  At the very end they will issue you with your own application reference number at the end of the form, which you take to the post office with you as it identifies you. But this number is generated at the end of the form when you have completed it. Ignore any other requests to input numbers.

2  When you complete the application form  online you will be asked some tricky questions that you may not know the answer 

:which Awarding Body?     The Awarding Body is HABC.  You will also be asked for the award date.?   The award date is usually the month and year that you complete  the course ie  02/2014  

When completing the form, remember to also select the type of license for which you are applying ie Door Supervisor Front Line so you must put  DS in sector code and put  X  in the front line box

After you fill in the application online at the SIA website; you will then be told which identity and other documents to take to one of over 750 post offices around the country to complete your application.

The Post Office will complete licence applications by:

  • Checking your proofs of ID,
  • Taking a digital photograph and an electronic signature, and
  • Taking payment of £220 ( card or cash but  no cheques.

3  Important point for DWP and ReAct clients  the Licence fee payments can only be made by card or cash at the post office SFM Training will continue to support funded clients with application fees and we can make a BACS payment into the clients account for client to pay for licence fee at the post office,


Step 1 apply online via SIA website

Step 2 Go to Post Office

Step 3 Receive the badge

 Please ensure any ID documentation you provide are originals, not photocopies. You’ll also need to bring cash, debit card or credit card to pay the specified fee at the post office

Criminal Offences

If you have a  historic criminal offence that you think may be spent,  but want to check just to be sure, please be aware that the SIA website has a criminality calculator. Just go to the SIA website  (see above) and type in your offence  and date of conviction,  and the calculator will indicate whether you are likely to be granted the SIA license. The time bar for licensing is usually 5 years for serious offence convictions,  and 2 years for minor offence convictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to send my pass certificate off with my application

No You do not need to send your pass certificate off. The SIA will already know you have passed because we have told them

Do I have to take original original Proofs of ID ie passport or Driving Licence and utility bills etc

Yes You must take original documents to the Post Office.

Who is my awarding body


What is my Award Date

The Month you finished the course ie if your course was September 2012 you must put in 092012

What Licence am I applying for

front line and select DS

For CCTV put CCTV and put a cross in the front line box


How much is the three year badge (licence)    Answer   £220

I have a question that is not answered above

Call the SIA on 0844 892 1025 or go to their website