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 in the UK. Admission to the Register signifies the highest standards and ongoing proficiency in security practice.
Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the SIA said: “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 professionalism of those working in private security.”
Importance of Chartered status for security professionals
The Register is managed on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Lord Carlile CBE QC of Berriew, Chairman of Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority (CSPRA) said: ‘’The Chartered body welcomes the support of the SIA. This endorsement confirms the importance of Chartered Status as the kite mark of professional excellence for the best men and women in the growing security industry. It gives 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 the other professions, such as Law, Accountancy and Medicine.’’
In line with other Chartered Professions, Chartered Security Professionals are required to conform to a code of conduct, disciplinary process and undertake continuous professional development. The Register is managed on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by the UK’s Security Institute. Applications for admission to the Register can be made via two licensed bodies, the Security Institute and ASIS UK Chapter 208.