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Membership of the Institute is available to those who are able to satisfy the Board that they are engaged in the profession of protective security, either in the public or private sectors. Proof of such employment will be required from the applicant.

Two personal referees of good standing are also required. These referees should have intimate knowledge of the applicant, his/her involvement in protective security, and his/her ethical standards.

For more information about the requirements for membership, please click here.

The following levels of membership are offered:

  • Fellows (F.I.S. [SA])
  • Members (M.I.S. [SA])
  • Graduates (Grad.I.S. [SA])
  • Associate Members (A.M.I.S.[SA])
  • Junior Graduates (Jun.Grad.I.S. [SA])
  • Students

Annual Subscription fee:

Fellow, Member and Graduate: R900
Associate Member: R900
Junior Graduate Member R450
Student Member R250

Click here to download the Membership Application Form.

This should be returned to us – together with proof of qualifications – to:

Postnet Suite #86
Private Bag X10020

Or fax to 086 518 4734

A non refundable application fee of R300 must be paid when submitting the application.

As the subscription year runs from July to June, the subscription fees are on a pro-rata basis for new members thus only the application fee should be submitted with the application forms.

The task of awarding membership status and the upgrading of members falls to the Verification Committee of the Institute. Certification consists of the examination of academic qualifications, security related qualifications and professional security experience.

The chairman of this Committee is Professor Doraval Govender.

It is a condition of membership that all categories of members adhere to Code of Ethics of the Institute.

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Please note that the contact number for South African Institute of Security is: +27 (0)11 455-3157. The 0861 number is no longer in use.

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