National vocational qualification Authorised engineer of security systems

The special condition that a person wishing to acquire the vocational qualification of an authorised engineer of security systems must meet is:

The professional training of security staff is implemented on three levels:

  • Applicants acquire knowledge and skills to perform the work and tasks of security staff through professional training to acquire national vocational qualifications.
  • With periodical professional training, security staff update and refresh their knowledge, and prepare themselves for a periodic test of professional competence.
  • Professional training enables security staff to deepen and expand their expert knowledge, and prepare for a test of professional competence.

After completing the basic professional training, persons must attend periodic professional training every five years. The costs of periodic training depend on the contents. A person may attend professional training at any time.

If a person does not undergo periodic professional training within six months of the end of a five-year period after the basic professional training, it is considered that the person is not professionally competent and does not meet the conditions to perform private security.

A security worker who is qualified for several types of work is recognised having undergone periodic professional training for other types of work if they complete training for more demanding types of work in the following order: security manager, authorised engineer of security systems, security guard bodyguard, security control centre operator, security guard supervisor, security guard, security guard watchman and security technician.

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Last updated: 23. 09. 2016