Training Requirements for Chief Security Officer

What is a Chief Security Officer (CSO)

A Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the top rank in the 5-ladder Security Progressive Wage Model (PWM).

Job Duties

The job duties include: Supervision Management; Form & Lead Security Watch Groups; Security & Contingency Planning for Large-Scale Events

The following requirements have to be met to become a CSO:

Years-in-Grade (YIG) Requirement

Individuals will need to have at least 2 years experience as SSS to meet the YIG requirement.

Training Requirements

To become a CSO, individuals must fulfill the following training requirements:

Course Title No. of Days
(incl assessment**)
Course Fees
Full Course Fees With SSG Funding
≥ 21 years old (Singaporeans and PRs)
With SSG Funding
≥ 40 years old (Singaporeans only)
Security Operation Compliance
(Manage Security Agency withing Legal Framework)
7 days $872.00 $472.00 $312.00
+ Any 2 of the following modules
Capability Development
(Achieve Work Effectiveness in Security Environment)
3 days $872.00 $472.00 $312.00
Conflict Resolution Management
(Manage and Resolve Conflict in Security Environment)
3 days $872.00 $472.00 $312.00
Quality Assurance and Audit
(Manage Security Operations)
6 days $872.00 $472.00 $312.00

NTUC members can enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 or $500 (aged 40 years old and above; this will apply from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025) each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP.

*Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes registration fees, misc. fees etc.

**The written assessment will take place approximately 2 to 3 weeks after last day of training, project interview will take place approximately 1 week after written assessment. For more information, kindly refer to the individual course pages by clicking on the individual course title link.

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