The PSiRA Industry Training Division derives its mandate from Section 4(k) of the Private Security Regulation Act No. 56 of 2001

The Object of the Authority (Section 3)
(j) promote high standards in the training of security service providers and prospective security service providers;

Training Division Functions as per (Section 4k)

(k) take such steps as may be expedient or necessary in connection with the training of security service providers and prospective security service providers to ensure a high quality of training and in particular with regard to;

(i) The accreditation and withdrawal of the accreditation of persons and institutions;
(ii) The monitoring and auditing of the quality of training functions performed by accredited person;
(iii) Participation in the activities of other bodies and persons entitled by law to set standards in respect of training of security service providers or bodies entitled to formulate, implement or monitor skills development for the private security industry;
(iv) The appointment of persons to monitor and assess achievements or outcomes in respect of standards applicable to training;
(v) (v) The determination and accreditation of qualifications required by security service providers to perform particular types of security services and
(vi) (vi) The taking of reasonable steps to verify the authenticity of training certificates presented by persons for the purpose of this Act.

The Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act 56 of 2001) Definitions of “security service” means one or more of the following services or activities:

• giving advice on the protection of safeguarding of a person or property, on any other type of security service as defined in this section, or on the use of security equipment;
• providing security training or instruction to a security service provider or prospective security service provider;

Security training” means any training, instruction or qualification required in terms of any law before a person may be registered as a security service provider or allowed to render a particular security service;

Security service provider” means a person who renders a security service (training) to another for a remuneration, reward, fee or benefit and includes such a person who is not registered as required in terms of this Act; (business and security officers)

The object of the Authority is to promote high standards in the training of security service providers and prospective security providers. Security service providers (SSP’s) are required by law to be registered and accredited with PSiRA before services are offered.

Training Key functions extended:

• Identify and publish a list of security related courses (Gazette)
• Determine minimum statutory training standards for the industry.
• Accreditation of training centres and instructors to present PSiRA.
• Evaluation and processing of course reports
• Monitoring and Auditing of SSP’s
• Liaison with SAQA, QCTO and SASSETA in respect of the review and development of specialised sector qualifications and programs for all categories or classes of security service providers.
• Review of SASSETA (NQF) programmes.

PSiRA Security Training Courses

❖ Board Notice 93 of 1995: Grades E – C
❖ Board Notice 102 of 1995: Grades B – A
❖ Board Notice 25 of 1996: Assets in transit & reaction services
❖ Board Notice 119 of 1998: Special Events Security Services
❖ Board Notice 15 of 1999: DH 1 to DH 5 (Dog Handler)

Training regulations remained valid in terms of Section 44 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (Act 56 of 2001)

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Document Name

• Accreditation Application form (PSiRA 47 A).
• Proof of registration with PSiRA) Attach copy of Registration Certificate).
• Proof of Payment of the prescribed accreditation fee (Attach receipt).
• Receipt of settlement for annual fees.
• Lease agreement (of the approved infrastructure assessment for the purpose of training) or proof of property ownership.
• Lease agreement should include a six (6) month validity period.
• Signed confirmation letter (on an official letter head) in case of re-location relating to the initial address
• Proof of fire department letter or an affidavit.
• Signed confirmation letter (on an official letter head) of Instructor, Instructor certificate and employment contract.
• Policy and Procedures prescribed for the management and administration of training, (enrolment policy, appeals policy, assessment and certification policy).
• Telephone/cell phone proof of contract
• Valid email address