National vocational qualification, security control operator

An operator of the security control centre is a person who directly performs private security services within the scope of which they may carry out measures and duties in accordance with statutory provisions.

The specific condition that the individual who wishes to acquire the national vocational qualification for a security control operator is:

  • at least two years of appropriate work experience in the field of security services.

The professional training and the updating of the skills of security personnel shall be carried out on three levels:

  • by means of professional training for the acquisition of the national vocational qualification, the candidates gain knowledge and skills for performing security personnel tasks and assignments;
  • by means of periodical updating of their skills, the security personnel updates and refreshes their knowledge and prepares for the periodical proficiency check;
  • by means of updating their skills, the security personnel increases and extends its expert knowledge and prepares for the proficiency check.

Individuals must participate in periodical skills upgrading programmes every five years after they conclude their basic professional training. The costs of the periodical training depend on the contents. An individual may participate in professional training at any time.

In the event that a person fails to take part in periodical skills upgrading at the latest within six months after the expiration of a five year period following the completed basic professional training, it shall be deemed that this person is not professionally qualified and no longer meets the conditions for performing private security services.

Periodical skills upgrading for other types of work will be recognised for security personnel that is trained for multiple types of work, provided that they conclude training for more difficult types of work, namely in the following order: security manager, authorised security system engineer, security guard/bodyguard, security control centre operator, supervising security guard, security guard, security guard/watchman, and security technician.

Last updated: 26. 02. 2016