SECURITY INDUSTRY

To become a Security Officer

SECURITY OFFICER LICENSE APPLICATION

 

COMPLETE

BLU COURSES

 

APPLY FOR SECURITY ID

Application of Security Officer License 

In order to become a security officer in Singapore, you will need to pass the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD) screening to get a security officer license.

You can apply for a security officer license through GoBusiness Licensing through:

GoBusiness website or following our step-by-step guide.

For more information, please refer to the SPF website:

https://www.police.gov.sg/e-Services/Police-Licences/Security-Officer-Licence

Cost: $16

Documents needed:

Duration:  

It will take about 14 working days from the receipt of the application, processing fee and the necessary supporting documents, if required. 

 

You will be notified on the outcome of the application via email, sms or a letter to your residential address. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness to view your application status.

  • Certificate of Service/Service Transcript (if any)

  • Workforce Skills Qualification certificates of the courses that you have completed (if any)

For Singapore Citizen or

Singapore Permanent Resident

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  • Malaysian Identity Card

  • Malaysian Passport

  • Work Pass card

  • Certificate of Non-Criminal Conviction (CNCC) also known as Certificate of Good Conduct issued within a 3-month period

  • Workforce Skills Qualification certificates of the courses that you have completed (if any)

  • Malaysian Identity Card

  • Malaysian Passport

  • Work Pass card

  • Certificate of Non-Criminal Conviction (CNCC) also known as Certificate of Good Conduct issued within a 3-month period

  • Workforce Skills Qualification certificates of any courses completed 

For Malaysian Work Permit Holders

Complete Basic Licensing Unit (BLU) Courses

You can also register and complete the BLU Courses while waiting for your PLRD Application Results.

The 3 courses for the BLU are compulsory to complete before applying for a Security ID.

1. Guard and Patrol - Provide Guard and Patrol Services (PGPS)

2. Incident Response - Handle Security Incidents and Services (HSIS)

3. Threat Observations - Recognize Terrorist Threat (RTT)

COURSE FEES are as listed below

Course Fee Funding available includes:

  • SkillsFuture Credit

    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding​

  • UTAP

    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)​

           Find out more: 

  • PSEA 

    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funds to offset course fee payable after funding​

To find out more about the courses,

To register for the courses,

 

Upon completion of the courses

You can follow these steps to download and print your certificate:

For Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident,

For Foreigners,

Course
Full Course Fee
For Singapore PR
For Singaporeans below 40 Years old
For Singaporeans above 40 years old
Provide Guard and Patrol Services
$250
$125
$125
$75
Handle Security Incidents and Services
$280
$140
$140
$84
Recognize Terrorist Threat
$380
$190
$190
$114

Apply for Security ID

After your Security Officer Application has been approved and upon completing the 3 BLU Courses, you can now apply for the Security ID.

You can visit the Union of Security Employees (USE) Customer Service Centre located at:

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE
200 Jalan Sultan
#03-24 Textile Centre
Singapore 199018


Costs: $22.50

Validity:

For Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident - 5 years

For Malaysian Citizen - Tied to validity of the work permit or employment pass.

 

Additional information for Foreigners:

Foreigners would need a valid work permit and a Certificate of Non-Criminal Conviction (CNCC) also known as Certification of Clearance (COC).

For more information, visit:  https://eservices.police.gov.sg/content/policehubhome/homepage/certificate-of-clearance-hub.html

For renewal of Security ID

You should receive the notification for renewal about 2 - 3 months before the expiry. 

Upon approval of the renewal application and payment of the prescribed fees, the PLRD will send a letter of the application outcome by post to your registered mailing address.

For more information, please refer to the SPF website here: 

https://www.police.gov.sg/e-Services/Police-Licences/Security-Officer-Licence

 
 
 

PWM for Security Officers

What is PWM?

The PWM is a five-level career progression model. It features:

  • Training requirements that tap on the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications for Security (Security WSQ). This ensures that security officers are equipped with the skills needed to carry out their jobs.

  • Progressive wages set for each level. This ensures that security officers are paid wages that correspond with their skills and productivity

Who is eligible? 

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) requirements cover all Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) employed by licensed security agencies.

Employers are encouraged to adopt the PWM’s principles for their foreign and in-house officers, upgrade their skills and implement productivity-based wage progression pathways.

Following the government’s approval of the Security Tripartite Cluster (STC)’s recommendation in November 2021,

the base salary for security employees in Singapore will be progressively improved for a period of six years, starting from 2023.

Job level
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2028
Security Officer
≥ $1,400
≥ $1,442
≥ $1,650
≥ $2,650
≥ $2,870
≥ $3,090
≥ $3,310
≥ $3,530
Senior Security Officer
≥ $1,585
≥ $1,633
≥ $1,830
≥ $2,950
≥ $3,170
≥ $3,390
≥ $3,610
≥ $3,830
Security Supervisor
≥ $1,785
≥ $1,839
≥ $2,040
≥ $3,250
≥ $3,470
≥ $3,690
≥ $3,910
≥ $4,130
Senior Security Supervisor
≥ $1,985
≥ $2,045
≥ $2,240
≥ $3,550
≥ $3,770
≥ $3,990
≥ $4,210
≥ $4,430

The 5 Level Career Progression in Security industry

New Applicant

2 Basic Licensing Units + “Recognise Terrorist Threats” (from 1 Jan 2020 onwards)

SECURITY OFFICER

Duties: 

  • Screening

  • Patrolling and guarding

  • Access and egress control

  • Incident response

  • Acting as a bodyguard or bouncer

SENIOR SECURITY OFFICER

Duties:

  • Operate security and safety systems

  • Regulate traffic (Road Traffic Act)

  • Monitor security or fire command centre

  • Assist ministries, statutory boards or government departments in law enforcement duties

  • Key press management

Requirements: At least 6 months as a security officer + 2 certificate modules

 

SECURITY SUPERVISOR

Duties:

  • In charge of security or fire command centre with 3 or fewer personnel

  • Incident management and reporting

  • Direct supervision

  • Execute evacuation plans and exercises

Requirements: At least 1 year as a senior security officer + 1 Advanced Licensing Unit + 2 advanced modules

SENIOR SECURITY SUPERVISOR 

Duties: 

  • In charge of security or fire command centre with more than 3 personnel

  • Conduct security audits and risk assessment

  • General supervision

Requirements: At least 1 year 6 months as a security supervisor + 4 advanced modules (Full advanced certificate)

CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER 

Duties:

  • Supervision management

  • Form and lead security watch groups

  • Security and contingency planning for major or large events

Requirements: At least 2 years as a senior security supervisor + 3 diploma modules