Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) looks after licences and certificates of approval (COA) for private security and investigation work.

Apply or renew

Find out how to apply for or renew a private security licence or certificate of approval (COA).

Contact us

Contact details and addresses for the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA).

Forms & fees

Find the forms and fees for all applications.

Training & skills

When you apply for a private security licence or certificate you need to prove you have the training or skills (competency) for the classes of work you will be doing.

Public registers

Use the public registers to check applications and to get details about a person or company’s licence or certificate.

Replacements, updates & your duties

How to replace lost badges, licences or certificates, update details or classes, and learn about your responsibilities like licence annual returns.

Complaints, objections & appeals

How you can complain about a private security operator, object to people applying to work in this area, and appeal decisions.

About the Authority

The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority issues licences and certificates of approval (COA) to people working in the security industry, and private investigators, holds a register of all holders, and has the ability to discipline if required.

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