The Security Institute (Certification Body), which was the first organisation of its kind in Ireland, was founded in February 1981.This was in response to the ever increasing demand that “something should be done” in the area of control, education and recognition of those professionals employed in the security field.
The Security Institute is one of the largest Certification Bodies in Ireland and the leading Certification Body for the private security industry.
Its scope in Certification is broad and includes all persons working in the private security industry within and external to Ireland. This scope is extended to other persons external to the private security industry who feel the qualifications available may benefit their employment or personal development.
The Institute are acknowledged experts in designing policies and procedures for Recognition of Prior Learning with over twenty years experience in the area.
The Security Institute conforms to ISO 9001 and IQNet management system standards and is a Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) Quality Assured centre.
The Institute is listed on the FAS Enterprise Ireland National Training Register.
Further, SII is the only Certification Body in the Security Industry to be accredited by INAB, having achieved Certification in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024:2003.
The Security Institute and its members are committed to the enhancement of existing qualifications and the development of new and exciting qualifications to augment its current portfolio.
The Security Institute of Ireland is a limited company registered in Dublin, Ireland in February 1981, having been granted a licence by the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
The company is registered in the Companies Registration Office in Ireland as registered company number 81738.
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The Security Institute is owned by its members and has no share holders or share capital. Where reference is made to the Institute, the Certification Body or The Security Institute, such reference will be taken as meaning the Security Institute of Ireland Limited as registered above.
A Board of Directors elected by Institute members manages the affairs of the Institute. The Board of Directors appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior officers. They also establish various committees to assist with the efficient running of the affairs of the Institute on behalf of its members.
Joseph Leahy PC, BA, M.Sec.I.I. President
A Board of Governors advises the Board of Directors.