How to become a security officer?

Step 1. Apply for Security Officer (SO) License

You can apply for the Security Officer (SO) License by clicking the link below:​

Things required for the application process:

  • If you are a Singaporean or Singaporean PR;
    • Singpass
    • Credit / Debit Card
  • If you are a Malaysian:
    • Required to a valid Singapore work permit and a letter of Good Conduct to apply for the license.
    • Credit / Debit Card

Additional information:

  • The approval for Security Officer (SO) License is done by the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD) from the Singapore Police Force.
    • Processing period ~ 2 weeks
    • Application Fees : $16

Click here for a Step-by-step guide on how to make an application for SO License.

Step 2. Complete the 3 Basic Licensing Units (BLUs)

  • Threat Observation: Recognise Terrorist Threats (RTT)
  • Guard and Patrol: Provide Guard and Patrol Services (PGPS)
  • Incident Response: Handles Security and Incident Services (HSIS)

Click here for the full breakdown of the course fees.

Step 3. Complete the 3 Basic Licensing Units (BLUs)

Upon completing the 3 Basic Licensing Units and after the security officer application has been approved, you can head over to USE Customer Service Centre to make the security ID card.

Additional information:

  • The License is valid for 5 years
  • Application fee: $22.50

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to make an application for Security ID Card.

The location details are as followed:

USE Customer Service Centre

200 Jalan Sultan, Textile Centre, #03-24 Singapore 199081

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Last Tuesday of the Month: 9am – 1pm

Closed on Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays