CCTV L1Specialist Security Group
CCTV Systems: Who Needs Training and Who needs a CCTV Licence?
The Security Industry regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and certain security sectors and security personnel now need to be licensed as a mandatory requirement. This includes contracted Security Officers and CCTV Operators who are required to be licenced, part of that licensing is proof of competency. This can only be achieved by undertaking nationally recognised and accredited training from an approved Training provider, to the National standards set by the SIA for each section of the Industry.
Full SIA Training in CCTV operation is in most cases a compulsory requirement for anyone seeking employment in the field of CCTV operation. If, however, you already have some form of UK qualification in this field, you may be able to forgo some or all of the SIA course. Similarly, if you hold a security qualification gained overseas, this may also exempt you from the full SIA-approved program. This is subject to SIA approval of your qualification, and the training may not be any more than three years old, due to the ever-changing standards of technology.