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You need a door supervisor licence if your job involves guarding a licensed premises.
A licensed premises is any premises that is open to the public which sells alcohol or provides regulated entertainment.
You do not need a door supervisor licence if your job only involves the use of CCTV equipment.
To get a door supervisor licence you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- pass an identity check
- pass a criminal record check
- have a recognised door supervisor qualification
Qualifications in door supervision
Before you apply for your licence you must get a qualification in door supervision that is recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
To get a qualification in door supervision you must take 4 training modules and pass 3 exams. Your training will take at least 4 days.
The modules you must study are:
- SIA’s ‘Common’ module
- Door supervision module
- Conflict management module
- Physical intervention skills module
Integration with other licences
People who have a close protection licence can work as door supervisors.
People who have a door supervisor licence can work as security guards, CCTV operators, and keyholders.