- 31 March 2018
The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) has issued a reminder to all security service providers (officers and businesses) to renew their old and expired registration certificates by no later than 31 March 2018. Failure to do so before the cut-off date will render these registration certificates invalid for employment or trading for business.
PSiRA rolled out the renewal of certificates project from 1 December 2014 as part of fulfilling its regulatory mandate in the interest of public safety. The purpose of the project is to ensure that only legitimate registered applicants (security officers and businesses) receive the new certificate, which has new security features incorporated into it.
It is in the best interest of the public for PSiRA to promote public safety through effective regulation of the private security industry. The Authority has a statutory obligation "To protect the constitutional rights of all people to life, safety and dignity through the effective promotion and regulation of the private security industry".
All security officers and businesses whose certificates bear the old PSiRA logo and/or have expired will be considered to be invalid for employment or trading as of 1 April 2018.
No letter of good standing will be issued to businesses whose certificates have not been renewed. The renewal fee for PSiRA business certificate is R290. Key primary requirements for business renewal include the old certificate, or an affidavit if the certificate is lost; and that the annual fees are paid up to date.
All security officers are still expected to pay a renewal fee of R40 for old and expired PSiRA certificates.