Before they will issue a COA, the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) requires that you do training and complete these NZQA unit standards:
• 27360 – Conflict Management (Theory)
• 27361 – Conflict Management (Practical)
• 27364 – Introduction to the Security Industry
(If you have completed a New Zealand National Certificate in Security at Level 2 or higher since 2009, you may not need unit standard 27364.)
Our COA training and assessment covers the knowledge and skills you need to achieve these standards.
When you have completed these standards, are over 18, and meet the PSPLA’s requirements, you apply to them for your COA. See more information here: