Following industry wide consultation the SIA has announced that it will be introducing new courses for applicants and new licencing criteria. This is aimed at satisfying both the needs of employers and of their staff. Procedural updates and greater flexibility aims to bring the latest techniques to new applicants. There is also greater scope for online distance learning something that many had seen previously be a barrier for many wishing to enter the industry. For a full round up of these new courses and licencing criteria please go to the SIA official website.