Do I have to pay before the course starts?

We must receive full payment 10 days in advance of first day of the course to secure your place. Places are allocated on receipt of payment.

Do I need to bring ID? If so what do I need to bring?

You will be required to produce proof of identity for the course and examination. Photographic ID will be required on the day of training if you do not bring ID then you will not be able to sit the examination.  As an example you could bring your driving license, bus pass, passport, etc.

I do not have the correct ID. Can I still take the course?

No, as this is a requirement to take all courses and the examinations or assessments.

I have a criminal record. Can I still get a licence?

The SIA will check your criminal record history for the last 5 years. If you have any convictions they will ask you to explain the circumstances and the SIA will decide whether to grant you a licence. Convictions within the last 12 months relating to violence, deception or theft are not usually considered acceptable.

Is the cost of an SIA licence included in the price of the course?

No, The cost of an SIA licence is currently £220 per licence. Discounts do apply for additional sector licences.

I have not lived in the country for the last 5 years. Is this a problem?

The SIA will check you address history for the time that you have lived in the UK but you must supply a police check form the country that you lived in previously to make up the full 5 years.

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