Contact Details

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

Contact for Individual Licence
Contact for Contractor Licence

Email Addresses:

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The following table sets out the minimum training requirements for persons working as employees in the Security Guard (Static), Door Supervisor (Licensed Premises) and Cash-in-Transit sectors:


Category Of Licence

Minimum Training Requirement

Security Guard (Static) Licence

Guarding Skills QQI Level 4 Minor Award (4N1118) or equivalent.

Door Supervisor (Licensed Premises) Licence

Door Security Procedures QQI Level 4 Minor Award (4N1114) or equivalent.

Providers of Protected Forms of Transport (Cash-in-Transit) Licence

Employer provided prescribed training (see S.I. 484 of 2012)


Monitoring Centre Employees

Training Requirements for the Licensing of Monitoring Centre Employees (See PSA 70 Monitoring Centre Employees 2018)


Since 1st September 2018 applicants applying to the PSA for a licence must have obtained the prescribed training from a PSA approved Training Provider. List of PSA Approved Training Providers


Applicants applying to the PSA for their first licence must submit their application within 36 months following successful completion of approved training. Training undertaken outside the 36 month period will not be acceptable for licensing purposes. Further information is available in our information note, PSA 50.1 - Information Note on Qualifications obtained for PSA licences.


The PSA does not run training courses, award qualifications or provide funding for training. Training is provided by PSA approved training providers. The PSA will only accept qualifications from these approved trainers.