Close Protection Training - Fast Track

The SIA also allows fast track close protection training and on the job experience to be taken into consideration so that certain delegates may qualify for the Fast Track Close Protection Training Course which will allow them to gain the CP qualification and apply for their Sia CP licence This course is well suited for those who have worked in areas of close protection and are seeking to gain their SIA licence, and can provide evidence of their experience.

Those delegates undertaking this training course include those already working in the following sectors:

  • Personal safety consultants
  • Personally contracted individuals
  • P.S.D. operators
  • Anti-piracy MSOs
  • Personal Security Advisers
  • VIP drivers (Chauffer)

Entry Requirements

The delegate must be able to demonstrate Pre-qualification employment evidence and subject matter expertise. All the evidence supporting close protection training and experience must be within the last 3 years of employment as per SIA legislation and guidelines.

Learners who have completed formal close protection training from the organisations listed below, and have remained in an operational close protection role, will be exempt from further training but will be required to take the knowledge test and a practical skills assessment.

  • Special Air Service Regiment Body Guard Course
  • Royal Military Police Close Protection Course
  • Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection/Special Branch Close Protection Course
  • Police National Close Protection Courses including Northern Ireland

Please note: It is important to ensure that training remains current. Therefore, qualifications allowing exemption from the SIA approved training must be no more than three years old, except where otherwise stated.

Additional information

Course duration: May vary between a 24 hour refresher & 5 working days depending on the above subject expertise.


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