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
1 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
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 www.the-sia.org.uk