SIA launches new licensing videos

Posted on 19 May, 2023 by Advance 

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched eight new guidance videos for licence applicants and existing licence holders. Above:
All the new videos are hosted on the SIA’s official YouTube channel
and will also be accessible via
and the SIA’s online licensing system.

Courtesy SIA

The new videos provide helpful guidance to licence applicants and licence holders in a visual and easy-to-understand format.

These include five videos providing walk-throughs of our licensing process and three videos providing helpful guidance on renewing a licence in the sectors with new training requirements.

The new videos are:

Registering for a personal SIA online account

Submitting an online SIA licence application form

A guide to the stages of your SIA licence application

Linking your personal SIA online account with a business account

Requesting a replacement SIA licence card

Renewing your door supervision licence

Renewing your security guarding licence

Renewing your close protection licence

Iestyn David, the SIA’s Head of Licensing & Service Delivery, said: "It’s important we give our customers quality advice and guidance to support them with the application process, and that we provide the information so that customers can easily self-serve any queries they have.

"We’ve been reviewing the advice and guidance we make available to customers to identify what more we can do to make the information more visual and easily understood. The new videos were developed as part of a wider review by our licensing team, keeping the customer experience at the forefront throughout. We will continue to monitor our contact strategy and continuously improve the advice and guidance we publish to help make the application process as straightforward as possible for new and returning customers."

There are currently more than 415,000 SIA licence holders in the UK and on average 53,000 users use the SIA’s online licensing system monthly.