SIRA training and exam for security guard in Dubai.

SIRA training

SIRA training is essential for private security guards in Dubai since it helps you pass the private security license exam and educates you on security-related skills.

The Security Industry Regulatory Authority (SIRA) is a government agency in Dubai that regulates private security companies and security professionals.

The SIRA is the new name for DPS (Dubai Protective Services), which was the regulatory agency established by the Dubai government to oversee security companies and professionals in 2005.

As a government agency, the SIRA has the authority to implement state security policies and establish them in accordance with national requirements.

Not only does the SIRA enforce the law but also provides basic security guard training which is very important for the security guard candidate because it leads to having a valid security guard license.

DPS (Dubai protective system) regulation was announced in 2005 and compulsorily came into force in 2008.

Security companies in Dubai trained their new staff themselves and sent them to the Dubai police academy for the examination. It was the previous method in Dubai for licensing security guards.

The Dubai government revised the DPS regulation in 2017 and renamed it the SIRA.

Now SIRA is the only organization that provides training and operating license for both security guards and security companies in Dubai.

What is SIRA?

SIRA refers to as the “Security Industries Regulation Authority” is a private security organization and part of the Dubai protective services.

SIRA responsibilities:

  1.  Licensing security companies and security guards.
  2. Enforcement rules and regulations
  3. Training the security guards and taking the exams.
  4. Penalize the security guard and company for the violation of the regulation.

SIRA Training:

The Security Cadre Training Centre SCTC is the SIRA’s training facility. In this facility, all training and examinations are delivered.

All security organizations must adhere to the SIRA’s standard policy, and without a valid SIRA license, private security firms cannot deploy security personnel to perform their duties.

Any security guard working without a valid SIRA license would result in a fine for both the employer organization and the security guard.

SIRA gives all types of training which are related to the safety and security some of them are:-

  • Security Dog Training
  •  Safe Transportation Vehicles Trading
  • Preparation of Vehicles for Safe Transport
  • Security Studies & Consultancies
  • Centre for Operations & Monitoring Services
  • Security & Surveillance Systems Installation & Maintenance
  • Guard Property Services
  • Party Security & Private Guarding Services
  • security Control & Alarm Equipment Trading
  • Valuables Transport Services
  • Security Control & Monitoring Services
How can be a security guard in Dubai?

To work as a security guard in Dubai, you must have a valid SIRA license. After completing a week of training the SIRA will issue you a private security guard license.

SIRA rule only applies to Dubai because security guards working in other emirates such as Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Umm Al Quwain must obtain a PSCOD license.

How could I get SIRA training and a license?

There are two options for applying for the SIRA license in Dubai. There are no special visa requirements for obtaining the license. Individuals with resident visas, as well as tourists and visitors, can apply for this training.

As stated previously, there are two ways to apply for security training in Dubai, which I have described in greater detail below.

  1. A security company sends you for training.

The security firm in Dubai may recruit you either in UAE or in your home country. When you arrive in Dubai, your employer will apply for training, and it will be your responsibility to attend training and pass the SIRA exam.

The SIRA cadre Training Center (SCTC) is the place where the training is conducted and the exam is taken.

2. Get training through your own expenditure.

The second option is to apply for the SIRA training yourself and pays the course fee on your own.

You can apply for the training by presenting yourself at the SIRA cadre academy. You must accept the training appointment date and attend the session as well.

After completing the training, you will be able to obtain a security guard license in Dubai.

What is the age limit for SIRA training? 

Although there is no age limit for participating in the training, candidates must be mentally and physically fit.

The minimum and maximum age for a security guard in the UAE is 21-55 years old, and the same is applicable for SIRA candidates.

The Process for sira Dubai security training.

All newly hired security guards must go through a week of learning that consists of 36 hours. 60% of theoretical lessons and 40% of practical sessions continue throughout the training. You will learn the following skills:

  •  Overview and Purpose of the Security Industry
  •  Emergency System and Procedures
  •  Evidence and Crime Scene Preservation
  •  Effective Patrolling, Access Control
  •  How to search for vehicles and premises
  •  Requirements for Health and Safety at Work
  • Dealing with Emergencies
  • Requirements for Dealing with Fire and Safety
  • Communication and Customer Care
  • Effective Communications
  •  First Aid
  • Criminal investigation
  • Firefighting
  • Conflict management
  •  Candidates also learn to protect themselves and others in an emergency.

Require Qualification And Experience for SIRA training.

The entry-level training from SIRA does not require qualification and experience except you are going to take a higher level of training such as CCTV Operator, Security Supervisor, Security Manager, etc.

The senior Dubai police officers and other government bodies such as civil defense members play the role of instructors. After completion of training, the students are then tested in two exams.

1. SIRA training – Physical test.

There are five types of physical tests to determine whether the candidate is healthy and fit to do duty at any time in any situation.

A). Beep test:

The purpose of the beep test is to access the aerobic capacity. so the candidate has to cross the 20 meters longer space and come back to the starting point on the beeping sound. It goes over and over up to 32 times.

B). Jumping test:

The candidate has to jump over the 1.7 meter high bars. To pass this test you require to cross 6 to 7 bars. This is not a difficult part of the SIRA’s training. A simple practice before heading for training you can do without any difficulty.

C). Sled push:

This is another type of test the candidate has to push the sled from one point to another point within 4 seconds the distance between the point is 10m only.

 D). Sled pull:

It is the opposite part of the sled push. You have to pull the sled back to 5 meters in 6 seconds.

E). Sprinting test:

It is running you must cross 35 meters in 6 seconds.

2. SIRA Course- Written test.

The written test is an exam where you have to answer the questions. Most of the questions pick out from the topics that you had learned in classes. The written test has set up 100% marks questions, you should obtain 60% to pass the examination.

3. SIRA course in Dubai – Oral test

The oral exam is not there, but the instructor carefully evaluates your speaking and listening skills by asking questions in class. so when you are speaking to the instructor speak clearly and carefully.

Each security guard needs to have a strong personality and needs to be balanced when dealing with members of the public. The instructor decides your strength and personality from this evaluation.

If you succeed in the SIRA test then you would get the course completion certificate along with a security guard license.

The certificate you are awarded here can be useful for your future career in the security industry in other countries too. Because it is authorized by a British vacation education organization.

SIRA Address Location:

Beirut Street، Al-Qusais 2,

Behind Al-Qusais

Police Station – Dubai

Phone: +971 4 288 7442

In the end:- working as a security guard in Dubai can be the best option for the people who are willing to make their career in the security industry. SIRA training is for creating a professional security guard, so being professional in a career helps you to advance in that field.

If you want to know the SIRA training fees in Dubai visit the full article through this link.

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      • Hello sir
        How are you
        Sir I am in Dubai and I want security guard licence.and I am in already another Visa I am working. And please tell me what need for submitting the documents what required please

    • hi brother if you are in Dubai, you can apply for this training attending the SIRA cadre academy. They train first, take exam and provide license. the process takes just a week the cost of the training depends on the training you are getting.

      • Hallo sir.

        Im in dubai now. I want to do this.can u tell mè trainig times and what u required from student and im doing job here so can i do this How can i know about it fully help to me.

  1. Hello sir
    Please my name is Eric smith am in Ghana and I want a job in your company,please sir can you help me to come and work with you please.

  2. Hello sir.
    I’m working in security company I passed my Sira test but my company is not giving me my Sira card so how can I get my sira card.

  3. I want to take training of security system Techinician from sira
    Kindly tell me can I get this training on visit visa or not?
    What’s about fee structure of this training

  4. Dear Sir
    My name is Dharminder Singh from India. I belong to Sikh religion and I have beard.
    Could I get SIRA. And get the job in Dubai.

    • That is not a problem brother becuase SIRA or security companies in Dubai allow to join candidates from Any nationality or any religion. I have found here many people from Panjab with beard working as a security guard in Dubai

  5. Hello sir am Jonah from Dubai, I have personal Resident Visa, am interested in Security Quard certificate how do I go about it thanks

  6. Hi,
    I am a Retd Army Major from Pakistan. I need SIRA Licence for Security Manager here in Dubai. I am on a visit Visa. Can you please help me out.

    • SIRA accademy is in only one place brother not in Jebel Ali area.

      Behind Al-Qusais Police Station – Beirut St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

      798R+HJ Dubai – United Arab Emirates

  7. Helo sir mr. Rang .
    Am called Alpha lumu frm Uganda african, am on employment visa and my contract remains with only six 6 month to expire .
    Is it possible to get training for PSBD license as individual? And can you help link me with any security company that can take me after training ?

  8. How I can get sira training to get sira training certificate?
    I worked with security companies for long time in Afghanistan as an ATL (Assistant team leader) security team
    As a FSO (field service officer)
    Also I worked as a team supervisor.

    • Training goes for 1 week and fee depends on the course you are going to take. For general security guard course fee cost AED 2500. It can changed by SIRA you should ask them before applying.

  9. Sir how r u I hope your fine sir I ask a question is I have 100 kg wight nd my height is 5.7 I confused I can pass a test sir I have not a hard work in my life tell me sir I am wait your answer

    • Brother SIRA does not care about the person height or wait but I personally believe it, you should reduce your weight because it will can be the failing cause of the SIRA physical test.
      If you could pass the SIRA physical and written test and hired by any security company. Your wait does not effect for being the security guard in Dubai.

  10. I attended sira for over 5 months till date and company have not given me my permanent SIRA Card, reason Dat it’s from the SIRA office, which I passed all the training. Am in Dubai, and wish to know if their is a reasonable explanation for this, cause am seeing this as scam now.

  11. Pls sir , can u work with other security company in all the emirates with a Sira certificate? And what is the chance of getting a security job after this training sir?

  12. Please sir good morning, can I attend this sira certificate every my off day if am working??? I am working and I get only one day off per week. How can I study sira

  13. Halo will you please tell me the announcement of results after passing of sira exam. How much time it will take,I am a private candidate…

  14. Hello sir, what time of the week does sira in from which day of the week.. Can I start on thursday, Or you have some specific days?

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    Sir, thank you so much for your hard work to make sure that we the youths get a career in the security field. I’m also one of your follower already working as a K9 in Cameroon, but planning to do the SIRA A course in Dubai.

    Thanks so much sir. God bless you.

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  16. Dear sir
    I need sira ID card becuz Wherever I go for an interview, they ask for a security card first.I did a private course.What should i do now.please help.If I go to a training center They will give me the card and how much it will cost???

  17. Hello Good day I’m Elisha I wish to do the sira course this is my WhatsApp number
    00237682908913 I’m not In Dubai but planing to go in Dubai in a month time can I do the course online

  18. Hi Sir
    I’m interested in doing SIRA
    But my question is, can I pay half then when I finish, i complete the balance?