National vocational qualification Security technician

The special conditions needed for a person who wishes to acquire security technician qualification are:

  • evidence of completed secondary vocational education in computing, electro-technology, mechanical engineering or mechatronics, and at least half a year of work experience working for a licence holder for the implementation of technical security systems, or
  • evidence of completed secondary vocational education in computing, electro-technology, mechanical engineering or mechatronics, and four years' work experience in these fields plus at least six months work experience working for a licence holder for the implementation of technical security systems.

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

  • applicants acquire the knowledge and skills to perform the work and tasks of security staff through professional training to acquire national vocational qualifications.
  • with periodic 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 as having undergone periodical professional training for other types of work if they complete training for a more demanding type 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.

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Appeal

Legal basis/grounds

Last updated: 23. 09. 2016