Apply by mail


Starting Monday 15 November, all PSPLA products (including badges, licences and certificates) will be mailed directly to the company, residential or postal address provided in the application form. 

No PSPLA products will be sent to NZ Post Office locations for collection. 

Find out how to apply by mail for a private security licence or certificate of approval.

It costs more and takes longer to apply by mail than it does to apply online.

To apply you need to:

  1. know whether you need a licence or a certificate
  2. fill in the form
  3. confirm your payment method
  4. give a suitable passport-style photo
  5. give details of your identification (ID)
  6. give proof of training and skills documents

Where to send

Postal address:
Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

Forms & fees

Application for:



Company licence

Each company officer must also complete their own form

Company licence form [PDF, 419 KB]

Company officer form [PDF, 282 KB]


Individual licence

Individual licence form [PDF, 320 KB]


Certificate of approval

Certificate of approval form [PDF, 371 KB]


Certificate of approval with temporary certificate

Certificate of approval form [PDF, 180 KB]


Trans-Tasman mutual recognition - Certificate of approval

Trans-Tasman mutual recognition form [PDF, 322 KB]


Trans-Tasman mutual recognition - Individual licence

Trans-Tasman mutual recognition form [PDF, 322 KB]


Contact us for help

If you're having trouble with your application you can contact us.

Contact us

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