SIA Close protection officers have dynamic, highly paid and rewarding careers usually working as bodyguards for VIPs, diplomats, celebrities, politicians or providing security in the aviation and maritime industry. We only recommend the close protection course for serious individuals with prior experience in the security industry as the course is both long and demanding.
The SIA Close protection training course runs anywhere between 12 to 18 days depending on the daily hours of the course. You must also hold a First Aid at Work (FAW) or First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualification as a pre-requisite. The FAW course is often offered as part of the close protection training course.
This is the longest SIA training course and requires dedication and commitment for successful completion. The topic covered on the course include:Close Protection Specialist:
Throughout the course, your trainer will assess you through various exercises and practical demonstrations. You will also sit a multiple choice question examination. Successful candidates will achieve the Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.
All of the assessments will be conducted within the course duration.
We understand that exams can be daunting or nervous for many candidates. Many candidates on the course have not sat an examination in a long time. The trainer on the course will equip you with all the knowledge needed to pass.
Applying for your SIA Close Protection Licence can be broken down in the simple steps below:Step 1: Complete the Close Protection course
You do not need to provide any proof of your qualification as the SIA is able to check and validate qualifications electronically.
That's it! Once you complete all the steps above, sit back, relax and wait for your SIA badge to be posted to you.
Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative
18 or Above
SIA Close Protection Licence
12 to 16 days
Practical observations and multiple choice question exam
Experienced professionals with prior background in the security industry
Bodyguards, Close Protection Officer (CPO), Security Specialists for the aviation and maritime industry
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