Industry Compliance Self-Assessment (ICSA) for security businesses

January 2024 News & Events, Security Services & Risk Management, Associations

[Sponsored] All registered security service providers (SSPs) are required to complete a mandatory Industry Compliance Self-Assessment (ICSA) for security businesses. ICSA is a self-assessment tool where SSPs assess themselves against the legal compliance standard. The ICSA aims to assist SSPs in complying with all requirements for running a security business.

Furthermore, the ICSA is also designed to strengthen relations between the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) and SSPs, and to maintain accurate details of registered security businesses.

How do I complete the self-assessment form?

A link will be sent to your email address on our records. Alternatively, if you do not receive a link, visit our website ( Click the “Self-Assessment Image” link on the home page and follow the prompts.

If a username and password are required, kindly use your standard PSiRA online/digital credentials. If you have not yet created or claimed one, you can create/claim your new online credentials.

The assessment can only be done online and once a year.

When must SSPs complete an ICSA?

The ICSA process has been open since 1 April 2023 and is closing on the 31st of March 2024.

What will happen if I don’t complete ICSA?

Certain services may be limited until the self-assessment has been completed, e.g., Letter of Good Standing (LoG), certificate renewal, etc.

Should SSPs have any enquiries, they should contact a Senior Inspector in their respective province or provincial/regional/branch office. Alternatively, contact PSiRA’s head office using the contact information below.

For more information contact PSiRA, 0861 333 850 (+27 12 337 5500), [email protected],


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