Contact Details

    The Private Security Authority
    Davis Street
    Tipperary Town
    Co. Tipperary
    E34 PY91

    Contact for Individual Licence
    Contact for Contractor Licence

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     PSMawards2017 - Private Security Authority

    Public Consultation on PSA Requirements for Training Providers (TP1)

    The Private Security Authority (PSA) has published a Public Consultation document - "PSA Requirements for Training Providers (TP1)”. This process offers training providers, industry stakeholders, interested parties and others an opportunity to comment on the requirements to apply to training providers providing the training courses prescribed for PSA licensing. 

    The PSA is the regulatory body responsible for the regulation of the security industry in Ireland. The PSA is a statutory body under the auspices of the Minister for Justice and Equality and currently licences individuals working in the Door Supervisor, Security Guard and Cash-in-Transit sectors as well as contractors in the Alarm and CCTV Monitoring, Cash-in-Transit, Door Supervisor, Electronic Security, Event Security, Security Guarding, Private Investigator and Locksmith sectors.  

    Section 8(2)(f) of the Private Security Services Acts provides for the PSA to specify qualifications or any other requirements (including requirements as to training) for the grant of licences. The PSA is proposing to introduce a set of requirements for training providers who provide training courses prescribed for PSA licensing. The aim of these requirement is to ensure conformity in training delivery among training providers and at the same time making sure that those seeking licences are qualified to the standards prescribed by the PSA and expected by the security industry and the public.  

    Responding to the Public Consultation.  

    The PSA are inviting submissions and comments from trainers and the security industry as well as other interested parties on the document. Submissions, which should be entitled “Public Consultation”, can be sent by;  

    Email to:  

    or by post to Public Consultation, Private Security Authority, Davis St, Tipperary Town  

    If you require any further information, contact Josephine Crowe or Patrick Gooley at 

    062-32616 or 062-32620. 


    If submissions contain confidential information, such information should be clearly and 

    unambiguously marked as confidential. 

    The Authority may place submissions received on its website and may also include 

    submissions or extracts thereof in future reports, as required. Any person who sends in 

    a submission is solely responsible for the contents of that submission and that person 

    shall indemnify the Authority in relation to any loss or damage suffered by the 

    Authority as a result of its publication or dissemination through any medium. The 

    Authority endeavours to keep all information on its website up-to-date and accurate 

    however the Authority accepts no responsibility in relation to and expressly excludes 

    any warranty or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of its 


    The closing date for receipt of responses is Wednesday, the 22nd March 2017.  

    A copy of the consultation document is attached Public Consultation-Training