Training requirements under pwm for security industry

Securing a Better Future for Security Personnel

The Security Progressive Wage Model (PWM) introduces a 5-level career ladder for security officers – new entrants will start their career as a Security Officer (SO) and can progress to become a Chief Security Officer (CSO). Each level is defined by training requirements, years of experience, specific job scopes and a minimum basic salary.

This structured model allows security officers can look forward to career progression in the industry. As they accumulate experience at work, they can undergo structured training to prepare them to take on greater responsibilities. In turn, they can look forward to career progression that comes with better salary. This industry-wide model also allows security officers to take charge of their own career regardless of their current deployment.

PWM Wages with effect from 2022

With the new wage structure that is introduced in November 2021, security officers can also expect yearly increment to their basic/gross salaries. Detailed information on the year-on-year wage increments extracted from MOM Website can be found below:

Job Level 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Security Officer ≥ $1,442 ≥ $1,650 ≥ $2,650 ≥ $2,870 ≥ $3,090 ≥ $3,310 ≥ $3,530
Senior Security Officer ≥ $1,663 ≥ $1,850 ≥ $2,950 ≥ $3,170 ≥ $3,390 ≥ $3,610 ≥ $3,830
Security Supervisor ≥ $1,839 ≥ $2,040 ≥ $3,250 ≥ $3,470 ≥ $3,690 ≥ $3,910 ≥ $4,130
Senior Security Supervisor ≥ $2,045 ≥ $2,240 ≥ $3,550 ≥ $3,770 ≥ $3,990 ≥ $4,210 ≥ $4,430

Basic wages from 2024 to 2028 will include wages paid for work done in addition to the 44-hour regular work week, as they exceed the current $2,600 monthly basic wage threshold for workers to be covered under Part IV of the Employment Act. The number of extra hours worked above the standard 44-hours per week will continue to be capped at 72 hours per month.

The wage schedule is subjected to review in 2025.

Security PWM Training Requirements

The table below summarises the training requirements under the Security PWM.

Rank Training Requirements


  • 🗒Duties: Screening; Patrolling and guarding; Access and egress control; Incident response; Acting as a bodyguard or bouncer
3 Compulsory modules:

* From 1 Jan 2020, security officers who do not complete RTT training by 1 Jan 2020 will still retain their licences, but can only be deployed at warehouses and condominiums until they complete RTT.
* With effect from 1 January 2024, all security officers must complete RTT training before they can be deployed at ANY site.


  • 🗒 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
  • Experience Required: + 6 months experience as SO to progress to SSO
2 Compulsory modules:


  • 🗒 Duties: In charge of security or fire command centre with 3 or fewer personnel; Incident management and reporting; Direct supervision; Execute evacuation plans and exercises
  • Experience Required: + 1 year experience as SSO to progress to SS
1 Compulsory module:

+ 2 of the following modules:


  • 🗒 Duties: In charge of security or fire command centre with more than 3 personnel; Conduct security audits and risk assessment; General supervision
  • Experience Required: + 1 year 6 months experience as SS to progress to SSS
1 Compulsory module:

+ 3 of the following modules:

Performance Management (Lead and Manage a Team of Security Officers)


  • 🗒 Duties: Supervision Management; Form & Lead Security Watch Groups; Security & Contingency Planning for Large-Scale Events
  • Experience Required: + 2 year experience as SSS to progress to CSO
1 Compulsory module:

+ 2 of the following modules:

Note: NTUC members 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.

Note: PWM is applicable to all resident security personnel (Singaporeans/ PRs) under contracts of service. Part time resident security personnel (i.e. those performing less than 35 hours of work per week) shall be paid according to a pro-rated PWM salary.