How Do I Renew My Door Supervisor Licence

If you work as a door supervisor in the UK, you must hold a valid SIA licence. This licence needs to be renewed every 3 years to continue operating legally.

The renewal process is straightforward if you follow the right steps. This article provides a complete guide on renewing your expiring Door Supervisor licence smoothly and on time.

When to Renew Your SIA Licence?

  • Your Door Supervisor licence expires 3 years after issue. The expiry date is printed on the licence card.
  • You can renew from 12 weeks before expiry right up to the expiry date.
  • Renewing early avoids any disruptions to work. Aim to renew at the 12 week mark.
  • If expired, stop working immediately until you renew your licence.

Booking Refresher Training

  • If it’s been over a year since your last refresher, you’ll need further training before renewing.
  • Contact your original trainer or check the SIA site for approved trainers.
  • Book a 1-2 day Refresher and CPD course tailored for Door Supervisors.
  • Complete the course and obtain a certificate showing you’ve updated your skills.

Getting an SIA Renewal Application Pack!

You can obtain a renewal application pack in two ways:

Download from SIA Website

  • Go to
  • Click on “Apply for an SIA Licence” and select Door Supervisor Licence Renewal.
  • Download the application pack with forms and guidance notes.

Request Pack by Post

  • Call the SIA on 0300 123 9298.
  • Provide your licence reference and request a renewal application pack.
  • They will post the pack to your registered address within 5 working days.

Completing the Renewal Application

Your pack contains all the forms you need to complete:

  • CR1 Form – Apply for an SIA Licence Renewal
  • eGA1 Form – e-documents from Government Agencies
  • CR3 Form – Continuing Professional Development
  • Fill out every section accurately following the guidance.
  • You need 2 updated passport photos.
  • Request new criminal records checks if applicable.
  • Sign and date the declaration.

Submitting Your Renewal Application!

You have 3 options to submit your renewal application and payment:


  • Fastest and most convenient option.
  • Login or register on the SIA site.
  • Fill in the online forms and pay via debit/credit card.

By Post

  • Mail your paper application to the SIA office address.
  • Enclose a cheque payment or postal order.

Through Your Trainer

  • Some licensed trainers can submit renewals on your behalf.
  • They will courier your application to the SIA office.
  • Payment needs to be provided upfront.

Application Processing Time

  • The SIA will process complete applications within 8 weeks.
  • If approved, your new licence will arrive in 2-4 weeks.
  • The SIA will contact you if they need additional information.
  • Check the status online if you don’t receive your licence after 10 weeks.

Updating Your New Licence Details!

Once you receive your renewed SIA licence:

  • Check that all the details like expiry date are correct.
  • Destroy your old licence and replace it with the new one.
  • Inform your employer and provide copies of the renewed licence.
  • Attach the new licence when signing in and out at work venues.

By following this application process correctly, you can renew your Door Supervisor licence on time without disruption. Stay on top of your renewal deadline to continue working legally in the security industry.

Why is it Important to Renew My SIA Licence on Time?

Renewing your Door Supervisor licence promptly before expiry is critical for several reasons:

  • It is a legal requirement to hold a valid licence to work in the security industry. Working with an expired licence can lead to prosecution.
  • Renewing on time prevents disruptions to your employment and income. Lapsed licences mean you cannot work until renewed.
  • An expired licence portrays unprofessionalism even if the lapse is brief. It hurts your image and standing.
  • Some employers mandate renewals to happen weeks before expiry to avoid work gaps.
  • Prompt renewal avoids undergoing additional retraining that may be imposed after expiry.
  • It shows you respect industry regulations and are committed to upholding standards.
  • Your professional indemnity insurance may become void if you work with an expired licence.

Avoid unnecessary risks and problems by being organized and renewing your licence as soon as you’re eligible. It will ensure smooth continuity of your career.

What Happens If I Submit a Late Renewal?

If you miss renewing your Door Supervisor licence on time, here is what you can expect:

  • You have to stop working immediately once the licence expires as it becomes illegal. Inform your employer.
  • The SIA will still accept and process your application but charge a late fee of up to £30.
  • There will be a break in your licensing period due to the delayed renewal. This may show up on background checks.
  • Your new licence will only be valid from the date of reissue. The expired period will be unlicensed activity.
  • If expired for over 6 months, you may have to undergo full retraining before renewal.

Avoid headaches and extra costs by being proactive. Apply for renewal between 12 weeks before expiry up until your licence end date.

How Do I Check My Licence Expiry Date?

Don’t let your licence expire inadvertently. Here are some tips to check and confirm your expiry date:

  • Check the front of your licence card – the expiry date is printed under the licence number.
  • Log into the SIA website and access your licence dashboard. It shows your expiry date.
  • Use the expiry checker tool on the SIA website by entering your licence number and date of birth.
  • Refer to past renewal correspondence from the SIA which contains expiry details.
  • Contact the SIA helpline if you cannot find documents with your licence expiry date.
  • Diarize the expiry date as soon as you get a new licence to avoid forgetting.

Stay vigilant and keep your licence up to date. The SIA makes renewing straightforward if done on time.

In summary, renewing your Door Supervisor licence is a simple process if you prepare in advance.

Complete all SIA forms accurately, book refresher training if required, and submit your application via post, online or through your trainer. Renew early to prevent work disruptions. Remember, never work with an expired licence.

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