How to become a security officer in Singapore

Posted on: 2021-08-19

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Thinking of picking a career in becoming a security officer? In this blog, we will let you know about the relevant security officer license you need, how where to get them in order to become one!

Here is a summary of the requirements to be a security officer:

A Security Officer licence is required if you are employed to perform any of the following functions: patrolling or protecting another person's property, keeping another person's property under surveillance, acting as a bodyguard or bouncer, screening individuals as part of your regular duties, seeking entry into any public place or other premises, and controlling traffic under the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276).

The WSQ security courses that must be completed in order to earn a security license in Singapore are known as Basic Licensing Units (BLUs).

  • (A) Guard and Patrol (Provide Guard and Patrol Services)
    • 16 hour training course
    • Essentials on carrying out guarding and patrolling duties
    • 2 hour assessment by POLWEL Co-operative Society Limited, a credit co-operative for serving members of the Singapore Police Force and the business arm of Police Central Welfare Fund (PCWF) on the 3rd day
    • A mandatory security training course to be a security officer
    • Course Fees:

      Full Course Fees $265.00
      With SSG Funding, ≥21 years old (For Singaporeans and PRs) $66.87
      With SSG Funding, ≥40 years old (For Singaporeans only) $42.11
    • Register here

  • (B) Incident Response (Handle Security Incidents and Services)
    • 24 hour course; 3 days from 9am to 6pm each day
    • Equips learners with knowledge and skills on how to apply procedures appropriate to situations in responding to security-related incidents.
    • 2 hour assessment by POLWEL on the 4th day
    • Course Fees:

      Full Course Fees $423.00
      With SSG Funding, ≥21 years old (For Singaporeans and PRs) $106.74
      With SSG Funding, ≥40 years old (For Singaporeans only) $67.20
    • Register here

  • (C) Threat Observation: Recognise Terrorist Threats
    • 16 hour training course
    • Equips learners with the skills and knowledge to recognise and deal with various terrorist threats
    • 2 hour assessment by POLWEL on the 3rd day
    • Course Fees:

      Full Course Fees $470.80
      With SSG Funding, ≥40 years old (For Singaporeans only) $67.20
      With SSG Funding, ≥40 years old (For Singaporeans only) $74.80
    • Register here

The Security ID Card proves that you are a verified security officer in Singapore.

To make an appointment, you may click this link to make an appointment or access the portal through this QR code:

The processing fee is $22.50 These are the steps and licenses required to embark on your journey to become a security officer in Singapore! With these, you can go-forth and apply for some security officer jobs! Some opportunities on your security officer journey can be found here!

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Hai Ting

Digital Marketing Executive

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