NSI course for Basic Security Guard training?


The National Security Institute (NSI) is part of the Private Security Firms Regulatory Department (PSFRD), which administers and organizes training, examination, licensing, and supervision of the private security industry. NSI course helps to pass the PSFRD exam which is crucial to obtain a security license in the UAE.

Individuals who do not have a security guard license can not perform security duty, and companies that do not have a license are not permitted to provide security services in the United Arab Emirates.

PSFRD ( Private Security Firms Regulatory Department) is the new name for the previously known PSBD (Private Security Business Department).

The regulatory authority (PSFRD) does not provide security guard training but conducts the test and issues security guard licenses who pass the exam.

NSI is responsible for training newly hired security guards and provides refresher training to current security personnel every two years.

If you are coming to the UAE as a security guard or seeking a security guard job in the UAE, you should know what you will study in the BSG training because it will help you understand the subject easily and successfully complete the training.

NSI offers the following training:

  1. Basic Security Courses (BSG)
  2. Basic Security Courses (BSG) – Renewal
  3. Health & Safety Courses
  4. General Security Courses

While this post is about basic security guard training, we’ll discuss the topics covered in that course, as well as the completion time and course objectives.

Objective: This course is aimed at teaching trainees how to handle day-to-day challenges while doing their duties and to enable them to detect common risks and situations in order to maintain a safe and secure work environment.

Course Duration: 8 DAYS

Course Validity: 2 years

Required Documents; 

1. Passport copy/ Emirates ID
2. Filled registration form (available upon request)
3. Photograph
4. Medical Certificate
5. Education Certificate

NSI Course Contents;

  1. First Aid
  2. Fire Safety
  3. Health and Safety – OHS
  4. Security roles and responsibilities
  5. Control room operations
  6. Patrolling
  7. Observation & note-taking
  8. Traffic management
  9. Vehicle searching
  10. Person searching
  11. Access control
  12. Conflict management
  13. Critical incident response
  14. Cash in transit
  15. Bank security
  16. Hospital security
  17. Special event security
  18. Ports, Airports & Borders security
  19. Critical Infrastructure
  20. Museums security


  • Education qualification a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • At least two years of experience in security, police, or the armed forces.
  • At least one English or Arabic speaker, preferably both.
  • Age 21- 55 years
  • Height must not be less than 160 cm for males and 150 cm for females
  • Must be fit
  • Must have Attested education documents


After completing the 8-day training, you must participate in the exam, both written and practical, for a total score of 100%.

  1. Written Assessment: 40% (70% Pass Marks)
  2. Skills Assessment: 20%
  3. Notebook Maintenance: 10%
  4. Department: 10%
  5. Practical Assessment: 20%

Individuals who score 70% or above on each of the above assessments are considered to have passed and are eligible for an NSI BSG certificate.

After completing the NSI course, you should take the PSBD or recently renamed PSFRD exam, which will be given on a computer screen and the results will be displayed once the answers are submitted.

When you complete the NSI course with a strong understanding, you will have no difficulty obtaining your security guard license.

The main point of BSG or basic security guard training;


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