If you intend to be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) or are looking to appoint someone to the role at your licensed premises, you/they will need to hold a personal license. It is also advisable to have a number of personal license holders on your premises to ensure there is always someone on shift who holds a license and understands the requirements of your premises licence.
Applying for a Personal License
To be eligible for a personal license you must:
- Be over 18 years old
- Be eligible to work in the UK
- Have passed the exam for the Award for Personal License Holders
- Not have had a personal license revoked in the last 5 years
- Have no convictions for “relevant” offences in the UK or abroad as evidenced by a Disclosure and Barring Service check
- Have two passport style photographs signed by a professional to submit with your application
If you satisfy all of the above criteria, you can then complete your application with the help of our licensing specialists who will arrange for it to be sent off, along with the relevant fee, to your local licensing authority.
A personal license is portable and can be moved around premises if you change jobs or businesses as it is registered under your name. As of 2015 personal licenses no longer need to be renewed, although personal licence holders do have duties to notify the issuing authority of various changes in circumstances. As such, a personal license is a useful addition to a CV.