The process to be PSBD security guard in UAE

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MOI Guard- The United Arab Emirates has a long history on Hiring the security guards for the protection of both public and private properties. In the past, an individual or a company hired a person like a watchman and paid him according to their will. Most of the people who worked in the security industry were untrained and ill-paid.

Since the country started diversifying its economy from oil to service and industry sectors. The security personnel demand increased along with mushrooming the new private businesses in the country, especially in Dubai.

Tourism is the most focused point on Dubai’s economic diversification. For that reason, the world most luxurious hotels have been based in Dubai. A massive construction boom, an expanding manufacturing base, and a thriving services sector are helping tools to modernize the security regulation in the country.

Before the new security regulation introduced in 2001, there was a practice a cleaner company supplied the security guard to the private businesses and institutions. A person who had a cleaning job also could work as a security guard. After the new regulation, all the security companies come under the federal department.

Now, many people around the world want to be part of UAE security forces, especially from developing countries such as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, and African nations.

Do you want to be a security guard in UAE?

If your answer is yes, eventually you are at the right place I can guide you step by step every process that you have to complete before being a security guard. The Security guards in UAE consider professional safety and security service provider.

What is the main reason the folks love to work in the security field in the UAE?

Even though it is a less interesting job in their home country people want to work as a security guard in the UAE because of the professionalism in the occupation.

I have experienced in the security field last for 10 years I started my carrier from security guard to security manager. Here is some reason people love to work as a security guard in UAE:

1. Good salary package
2. Respectable job
3. Professional training
4. The authority constantly observed the Security companies for violation of an employment contract.
5. Security guards are considered a member of the national defense.
6. The employers cannot cheat on salary because they have to pay which is defined by the Security department.

There are two types of security system in UAE one DPS (Dubai Protective Security) another name “SIRA” and PSCOD (Private security company organization department) generally known as PSBD.

In this blog, I would discuss only PSBD guard don’t stop reading.

What is PSBD?

PSBD refers private security business department is the head organization of all the security companies who have a business providing security guards for their clients in 6 (Abu Dhabi Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm, and Al Quwain) Emirates.

Formation of PSBD
PSBD is a unit of Abu Dhabi police and part of the ministry of interior this organization formed after security regulation started in Abu Dhabi in 2002. Today PSBD is a federal department. The staffs of the PSBD mixed with police officers and civilian support staffs And it has offices in several emirates.

PSBD responsibilities.
1) Stabilizing security regulatory standards.
2) Approving Security Company and security guard.
3) Ensuring quality security training and standards.
4) Examining and licensing security companies and guards.
5) Inspecting companies and guard, ensuring compliance federal law.37
6) Enforcing the private security law with fines and prosecutions through a process of daily monitoring and review.

  • A person only can do security job after having a license from PSBD in UAE except for Dubai.

The process and time to be PSBD guard.

Step 1. Before getting PSBD license you must be hired by any security company in UAE. The company can hire you in your home country or in the UAE. If you are not in UAE the company would do the necessary paperwork to get the labour contract as well as a visa for you.

Step 2. After you enter the UAE the company would apply for training in NSI (National Security Institute). The training runs for 5 days where trainees learn various knowledge about right and privilege, law, safety and security measures, and other related security skills.

Step 3. When a trainee successfully passes the NSI training then he/she can apply for PSBD test. The company would apply for PSBD test for you.

Step 4. PSBD does not give any training for security guards only give exam for a license. On that exam, the questions would be asked from the 5days NSI training.

Step 5. There is not any written exam. The test would conduct on the computer screen you have to select the right answer from the options.

To pass this exam you have to give the 38 correct answers out of 60 questions or you have to achieve 75% overall.
Step 6. The result publishes immediately once you press the submit button and the license would grand within 3 days.

After you obtain the PSBD license then the company can deploy where it requires, always bring the PSBD license with you when you are on the duty. If anybody is on the duty without the license has to bear fine up to 500 dhs.

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  1. Good day, can someone partake in the PSBD course on a tourist visa. If yes can the person holding the certificate work in Dubai. Finally, how much is course .

    • No, you should have on working visa for PSBD license, even further, you are required to hire by a security company in the UAE first, then, only the company can apply for NSI training and PSBD test.

  2. Good day Mr range thanks for your Information. I am from Nigeria and I have already been in Dubai UAE before I went back to my Country. I went to Dubai Police Academy to undergoing professional Security training and i have been awarded International award for Security Personnel issue by City and Guilds London UK. I work with Secure Gulf Services for three months before Dubai Government revolked the Company Licence. How can I get a Licence security company in Abu Dhabi UAE that can assure me two years working visa and how can I apply for Security Officer job with a Security company in Abu Dhabi. I need your assistance on how to get Licence Security Company that is ready to employ people outside UAE. I looked forward to hearing from you thanks yours faithfully Sir.

  3. please i want to know if there is any hiring new security guides for training? if no, can you link to any company that can help me secure PSBD? thanks

  4. Now october psnd questions is very top we have no notes… All questions is came from hospital bank and airport… Plz kindly provide note us

  5. Sir, I worked previous one of security company 6years, and i resign to the company. After 3years i back to uae again in another company. My Nsi finish, when company applying for Psbd exam rejected and it’s showing previous licence not cancell. It’s already expire 2years back. Please let me know how to cancell my previous psbd licence.