How do I get a new PSiRA certificate?

you can call the Psira call centre helpline on 086 1333 850 and request it to be forwarded either by fax or email. Visit our website on,on the homepage, scroll down to current industry circulars to get one.

How much does a Psira certificate cost?

Set of finger prints; Registration fee of R210. 00. Kindly note that you should also bring the original for both training certificates and your green bar-coded Identity book when coming to register.

Does Psira certificate expire? For the first time, the PSiRA Certificate has an expiry date (18 months for security officers and 12 months for security businesses). It is in the best interest of the public for the authority to promote public safety through effective regulation of the private security industry.

How do I get a certificate? Private security operators have to apply for registration through the director of PSIRA. You can download PSIRA registration forms from the website, print and fill offline. The duly filled forms should be accompanied by the necessary supporting documents depending on the nature of the business.

Who must register?
The individual must:
Be at least 18-years-old.
Be a permanent South African resident.
Not have a criminal record, specifically related to the scheduled criminal offenses listed in the Private Security Industry Regulation Act.
Have completed the PSIRA training at an accredited training center.

How much does it cost to apply for Psira? 2 colour ID photos; Proof of residence; Set of finger prints; Registration fee of R210.

How much does security guards earn per month?
The latest Psira salary data (January 2024) shows that security guards, on average, earn substantially less than police officers. The current minimum wage ranges from R4,160 – R5,558 a month depending on their role and the geographical area they work in. This works out to an annual salary of between R50,000 – R66,700.

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