If you intend to be a Security Officer, you are advised to apply and obtain the security officer licence clearance from the Singapore Police Force before submitting your online application for the two basic licensing courses at the Security Industry Institute (SII) website. You will be required to use your SingPass to apply for the licence clearance at the PLRD website.
The two basic licensing modules are:
Only Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and Malaysian Work Permit holders can apply for Security WSQ courses.
If you fulfil certain criteria specified by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (PLRD), you may be exempted from the two basic licensing modules or “Supervise Security Officers”. Please refer to the exemption list . You are still required to apply for the licence clearance at the PLRD website even if you are granted exemption from any of the modules.
The course fees can be found here.
If you are a self-sponsored trainee, you will qualify for Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme if you are an employed Singapore Citizen aged 35 years and above, earning a gross salary of $2,000 a month or less. Please click here for more details on the WTS Scheme.
The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above. If you are 40 years and above, you may be eligible for higher subsidies of up to 90% of course fee for our Security WSQ Diploma courses.
All the Security WSQ courses are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.
NTUC Union members can utilise Union Training Assistance Program (UTAP) to enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 per calendar year. This excludes GST, registration fees etc. Please note you must have paid a minimum of $20 of unfunded nett course fees to claim for UTAP. For more information, please visit their webpage.
The classes are conducted at:
Tampines Avenue 1
East Wing Blk 1A
Currently, all our training programmes are conducted on a full-day basis from 9.00am to 6.00pm, unless otherwise advised.
You can apply for the courses online via this link.
Generally, a course run is open for online application only about 4 to 5 weeks before the scheduled training date and will close about 2.5 to 3 weeks before the course commencement date.
After the online application closes and upon confirmation of the running of the class, a confirmation letter of offer will be mailed to and reach you about 1 week before the course commencement date. The course fee, payment method, training venue, enrolment and other information will be provided in the letter.
You need to bring along your identity card and any supporting documents e.g. Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme funding on the first day of course for enrolment.
You may pay your course fee via AXS, NETS, cheque or SkillsFuture Credit. The details will be provided in the letter of offer. For more information on payment on courses, you may wish to refer to the Methods of Payment section via this link.
Once payment of course fee has been made, you will receive a full refund of fee less an admin fee of $30 if you withdraw before the commencement date of course. There will be no refund for withdrawal notices received on or after the course commencement date, or if your request for deferment is approved. You will be required to top up the difference should there be an increase in the course fee for the next intake. You are required to submit the withdrawal /deferment form below to SII.
It is a requirement for all trainees to attain at least 75% training attendance for each module (inclusive of all approved Leave of Absence) and sit for the assessment. Trainees who do not meet the requirement will have to pay the full unsubsidised course fees.
If you are unable to attend training or fail to attain 75% training attendance due to medical or extenuating circumstances, you are required to submit the Medical Leave/Application for Leave of Absence with original supporting documents(s) to SII no later than 48 hours from the last day of the medical leave, excluding Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
You will be informed of your assessment date(s) on the 1st day of training. For modules at the Certificate and Advanced Certificate levels, the assessment will usually be conducted the day after the end of your course or the following week if your course ends on Friday, subject to the availability of the assessors.
For Diploma courses assessed by POLWEL, a written test (with project submission) and final interview will be conducted on the 2nd and 3rd week respectively after the last day of training.
Either SII or POLWEL Co-operative Society Limited (both are approved assessment organisations for Security WSQ courses) will be the assessor depending on the module.
Please refer to the Programme Structures for modules conducted by SII or POLWEL.
You may re-sit for an assessment without having to go through the course again by completing a re-assessment form.
There will be a re-assessment fee to be paid. A tax invoice will be issued and mailed to you within 2 working weeks from the submission of the re-assessment form. Thereafter, SII will arrange for re-assessment after receiving the re-assessment fee.
You can download your electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA) from here by logging in using your SingPass. Click on the “View Achievement” and all your completed courses/training will be shown. There will be a downloadable file for your Statement of Attainment. You can view and download your SOA approximately 2 weeks after your assessment date.
After you have obtained your full qualification, you have to submit copies of all the WSQ Statements of Achievement (SOAs) to the assessment centre (either SII or POLWEL) that has assessed the last WSQ SOA leading to the full qualification.
If the last SOA leading to the full qualification is assessed by SII, please refer here for the Request of Certificate for WSQ Full Qualification form.
If the last SOA leading to the full qualification is assessed by POLWEL, you are required to approach POLWEL in person for full qualification printing:
Address for POLWEL Co-operative Society Limited:
175A Bencoolen Street
Burlington Square #07-05
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays) from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm
You will receive the electronic full qualification certificate within 2 working weeks from the date of the full submission of the required form and document.
SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA) encourages all Singaporean workers to attain WSQ full qualifications, which equip them with comprehensive and robust sets of skills to perform their jobs competently, pursue career progression and explore new job opportunities.
Singapore Citizens who attain a WSQ Diploma, WSQ Specialist Diploma, WSQ Graduate Certificate or WSQ Graduate Diploma will be eligible for a cash award of S$1,000. Those who attain a WSQ Certificate, WSQ Higher Certificate or WSQ Advanced Certificate are eligible for a cash award of S$200.
For details, please refer to the link here.
You may apply online via your SingPass at the SkillsConnect homepage.
The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the security sector is a five-level career progression ladder (Security Officer, Senior Security Officer, Security Supervisor, Senior Security Supervisor and Chief Security Officer) that specifies training and wages according to job responsibilities and skills requirements for security sector.
You need to serve as a SO for 1 year and pass the 2 mandatory modules at certificate level:
You also need to update the PLRD system to reflect these two Security WSQ modules you have passed by uploading your E-SOAs. For more details, please refer here .
Please refer here for the training requirements for other job categories, namely Senior Security Officers, Security Supervisors, Senior Security Officers and Chief Security Officers.
The Progressive Wage Model – Assessment Only Pathway (PWM–AOP) is an option for security officers who have developed the relevant skills, experience and knowledge over the years with their security agencies but have never had them formally recognised. This route enables these experienced candidates to achieve a Statement of Attainment (SOA) by the SkillsFuture Singapore without having to undergo training if they are graded competent by SII.
AOP is ONLY applicable for company-sponsored applicants who have undergone an Assessment Readiness Self-Evaluation Checklist and attained a minimum score of 80% for that particular module they are going to be assessed in. If you are keen, you may approach your agency to apply for AOP on your behalf.
The modules currently offered by SII under AOP are:
You may wish to refer here for more details.
The AOP assessment fee is $210 inclusive of GST.
SII conducts corporate training for WSQ courses if your company meets a minimum class size as stipulated by SII. Companies interested to have corporate training may enquire via firstname.lastname@example.org or call SII hotline at 6225 5744.
The course fees payable are the same as the fees for public run classes.
For details on the above and other funding schemes available, please visit SSG’s website.