SIA PI Update on Refresher Training, Licensing, Certification and Extensions [Video]

For those of you who are SIA PI Trainers I thought I’d let you know about the recent communication that I have had from the minutes of the PI Provider Meeting – 20/28th March 2018 hosted by Tracey Lilley, Quality and Risk Manager, Security Industry Authority.

I have also now received confirmation of this from Pearsons.

The communication is as follows:

“This is an update for all Pearson approved centres who provide the Physical Intervention training.

Following the SIA meetings with PI Endorsed Providers and Awarding Organisations in March 2018, it was agreed by all involved that all Endorsed Providers would ensure that from 1st June 2018

Extensions to Physical Intervention (PI) certificates are not to be granted. In exceptional circumstances only (and on a case by case basis) an approved provider may give an individual an extension (maximum of 28 days). 

This does not mean a 28-day extension. It means an extension of an appropriate number of days until the next refresher training programme is running.

The PI licence certificate plus any subsequent refresher certificates will include a photograph of the individual which can then be cross-checked by EQA/AO.

To standardise the wording on refresher certificates for easier reading for AOs and EQAs, suggested wording is to be added on all certificates:

“Learner Name is approved to deliver Level 2 Physical Intervention Skills Training for the Private Security Industry licence to practice qualifications”

If you have any further question about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact Pearson at [email protected].

Kind Regards

Raman Gurnani

Sector Manager (Protective services and Healthcare)”

As the directive has come from the SIA the same will obviously apply to all other AO’s.

So, if you are an SIA PI Trainer please ensure that you check the date of when your PI refresher is now due and ensure that you are available for it.

To find out more about our next refreshers please go to this web-page –