Security Industry Authority endorses Register of Chartered Security Professionals

Alan Clamp

Alan Clamp

The Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Government Regulator of the private security industry in the UK, has formerly endorsed the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. The Register was established under Royal Charter issued to The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, with admission to the Register signifying the highest standards and ongoing proficiency in security practice.

Alan Clamp, CEO of the SIA, commented: “The Register of Chartered Security Professionals aligns with the SIA’s objective of raising standards in the private security industry. As the Regulator, the SIA recognises that Chartered status for security operatives and the maintenance of the Register is an important milestone in increasing the professionalism of those working in private security.”

Lord Carlile CBE QC of Berriew, chairman of the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority, added: ‘’The Chartered body welcomes the support of the SIA. This endorsement confirms the importance of Chartered status as the ‘kitemark’ of professional excellence for the best men and women in what is a growing security industry. It affords customers an understanding of who the most respected professionals are, and requires of those professionals that they adhere to a Code of Conduct comparable with those in operation in other professions such as the law, accountancy and medicine.’’

Lord Carlile of Berriew

Lord Carlile of Berriew

In line with other Chartered professions, Chartered Security Professionals are required to conform to a Code of Conduct as well as a disciplinary process and undertake Continuing Professional Development.

The Register is managed on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by The Security Institute. Applications for admission to the Register can be made via two licensed bodies: The Security Institute and ASIS International’s UK Chapter 208.

The Register of Chartered Security Professionals is formerly recognised by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, the Association of Security Consultants and the International Professional Security Association.

There are 130 Chartered Security Professionals based across 15 countries and comprising 12 different nationalities.  The CSyP post-nominals denote ‘The Gold Standard’ in security practice.

*Further details on the Register can be found at

**The SIA is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary under the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Its mission is to regulate the private security industry effectively, reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. The SIA has two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry. The other is to manage the Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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