Security: CCP for Auxiliary Police Officers (CERTIS)
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 01 Jan 2024
What is it?

Regulated by the Auxiliary Police Force Regulations and in support of the Singapore Police Force (SPF), the Auxiliary Police Forces (APFs) play a critical role in keeping our nation safe and secure. The Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) safeguard key and strategic installations, conduct screening and checks at immigrations and checkpoints, ensure security of major events, and perform enforcement duties.

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for APOs is a Place-and-Train Programme offered by WSG and Certis CISCO Auxiliary Police Force (CERTIS).

The CCP aims to train mid-career individuals by equipping them with the necessary competencies to embark on a meaningful career in the Security Sector. Interested candidates may choose to become either armed APOs or enforcement APOs, subject to meeting the job-specific criteria. Armed APOs are required to provide armed responses.

Who can apply?

The candidate should:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Graduated or completed NS at least 2 years prior at the point of application
  • Not in a similar job role prior to joining the programme

CCP-specific pre-requisites

  • At least 3 GCE ‘N’ Level credits and above qualifications
  • Meet course entry requirements for Basic APO Course
  • Able to perform rotating shift duty, including weekends and public holidays

For armed APOs only:

  • Be physical and medically fit to pass Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)
  • Possess normal colour vision
  • Able to handle firearms

Applications will be reviewed by the employer CERTIS, and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

How does it work?

Selected candidates will be hired by CERTIS before undergoing a resident training programme comprising the Basic APO course, as well as in-house training to additional skillsets required for assigned deployment duties. Depending on the occupation (armed or enforcement APO), the training programme ranges from 2 to  4 months.

Upon successful completion of the training, candidate will receive a Basic APO Course Completion Certificate

Candidate will also receive the APO warrant card, subject to approval by the Singapore Police Force.

Contact details

For more information about the programme, please contact our hotline 6883 5885 or email us at