Training Requirements for Senior Security Officer

What is a Senior Security Officer (SSO)

A Senior Security Officer (SSO) is the second rank in the 5-ladder Security Progressive Wage Model (PWM).

Job Duties
  • Operate security and safety systems
  • Regulate traffic (Road Traffic Act)
  • Monitor security or fire command centre
  • Assist ministries, statutory boards or government departments in law enforcement duties
  • Key press management

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

Years-in-Grade (YIG) Requirement

A security officer (SO) will need to have at least 6 months experience as an SO to meet the YIG requirement.

Training Requirements

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


No. of Days
(incl assessment)


Full Course Fees 
With SSG Funding
With SSG Funding
≥ 21 years old (Singaporeans and PRs) 
≥ 40 years old (Singaporeans only)

Deterrence (Manage Disorderly Conduct and Threatening Behaviour)

3 days

Security Surveillance Management (Perform Remote Surveillance Function)#

(#SSO module with effect from 01 Jan 2024)
3 days

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.

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