The Security Training Authority is authorised to accredit third party qualifications via its scope of work through IMS International a UKAS Accreditation Certification Body.

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The Security Training Authority (STA) is delighted to announce that the Level 3 Award for Frontline Emergency Operators F.E.M.O has been approved by the Security Industry Authority as an acceptable award for the requirements for Close Protection licencing. Certification will be available for STA members in June after evaluation of the pilot courses to ensure the quality and assessment process is robust and measurable.

We specialise in the development and accreditation of training qualifications for our members via the UKAS ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance system. We also provide advice and guidance to security training providers and security companies who wish to provide industry related non-regulated accredited qualifications for staff employed in private security roles worldwide.

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