The whole process to get your badge used to be a lot longer than it is today, with documents moving through the post. Now, there is a program with Royal Mail that has enabled a more streamlined process for application. The identity checks necessary can now be done at the post office, which makes the whole process far more straightforward. If you have to be subjected to criminal checks, your application may take a little longer than someone who is not subject to the same checks.
The only way to get an SIA badge is by going through the proper channels and training. The type of SIA training that you take will also depend on the job that you want to do.
The following roles require an SIA license:
- Close Protection
- Cash and Valuables in Transit
- Manned Guarding
- Door Supervision
- Public Surveillance (CCTV)
- Restriction, Immobilisation & Removal of Vehicles Security Guard Services