Surveillance camera code of practice: third party certification scheme

Third party certification enables organisations to clearly demonstrate that they comply with the surveillance camera code of practice.



Certification enables organisations to demonstrate to communities that they use their CCTV systems transparently, effectively and proportionately.

The first document gives information on:

  • why third party certification was introduced
  • who can apply for certification
  • the criteria for applying
  • the benefits
  • how to apply

The second document is a list of organisations that have received the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark in relation to operating surveillance camera systems in public places as at 31 December 2018.

Further information

Watch the webinar about third party certification:


Further information about the third party certification scheme is available, including:

Published 10 November 2015
Last updated 31 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. List of organisations that have received third party certification published.
  2. Replaced the third party certification policy document
  3. Added link to guidance on tools to help organisations show that they apply with the surveillance camera code of practice.
  4. First published.