New compulsory training courses in Royal Decree on Private Security

New compulsory training courses in Royal Decree on Private Securitynage privé
June 2018

After the new act on private and special security, it is now time for the Royal Decree on training courses. From 1 September 2018 this Royal Decree will come into force with the corresponding adaptations on training courses.


“The new Royal Decree on training courses offers major progress. The legislator has adapted the training courses to existing reality. There is a clear view on quality and it will of course be an important challenge for our SERIS Academy to offer these new compulsory training courses as qualitatively and optimally as possible”, says Tom De Bruyne, Manager and Course Coordinator at SERIS Academy.


New compulsory training courses


1.   Commercial Representativewill be a compulsory course for people selling security services. People with a Supervisor A qualification are fully exempted; those with a Supervisor B qualification are exempted from certain subjects. 

2.   Surveillance at Nuclear Sites is a new course that focuses on the dangers and competences that are typical for assignments at a nuclear site. 

3.   Management of Private eCalls. During this new compulsory course all attention goes to the procedure of following up and settling eCalls. 

4.   Remote surveillance is increasingly becoming an activity of security guards. If viewing video images or operating camera systems becomes the main task of the guard, this course will be compulsory from now on. 

5.   Analysis X-ray images will get a new dimension. The course can be organised according to the appreciation of the schools. It will, however, be compulsory to pass a test.


From when these training courses are available and by when the guards in question need to be trained will be communicated later on.


Several important changes 


  1. People with a Supervisor A and B qualification no longer have to take extra security guard training, if they have already taken the extra supervisor staff training. 
  2. People who have taken the course “Armed Assignments” no longer have to wait for their licence to bear arms to be able to take part in shooting practice. The main advantage of this is that no more time is wasted between requesting the card and the first shooting exercise.

“For me this Royal Decree is a major step ahead. On the other hand, we should still dare to say that the legislator could have taken matters further. Training courses given today to tackle the approach to safety of tomorrow are not always included in this Royal Decree. An example is the course Human Behaviour Detection. A relevant essential course that is being increasingly applied in practice and has not yet been included in the Royal Decree. Naturally, our SERIS Academy didn’t wait to already offer this course professionally”, concludes Tom De Bruyne.

Transitional measures

If one doesn’t meet the new training conditions, several transitional measures have been provided. For more information and a detailed review of this new Royal Decree contact our Academy.

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