Licence and permit applications

Personal licence

Urgent information for Personal Licence Holders (10 Year Renewals)

All Personal Licence Holders are required to undertake refresher training every five years and renew their licence before ten years elapses.

If you obtained your personal licence before the end of 2009 then you need to take action NOW. Further details are provided on the Scottish Government webpage “Personal Licences”.

Further Information

Further details on how to obtain a personal licence, or how to gain the refresher training certificate, can be found by contacting one of the following Awarding Bodies.

These Awarding Bodies will be able to provide details of training organisations who deliver the necessary training.

Refresher Training (5 years)

Personal Licenses are issued for a period of 10 years. However, in terms of Section 87 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, there is a legal requirement for personal licence holders to undertake refresher training within five years of the date of issue of their personal licence and thereafter, produce evidence of this training to the board which issued their personal licence not later than three months after the expiry of the period of five years when the personal licence was issued.

Licensed premises require a personal licence holder to sell and authorise the sale of alcohol.
Licence period
10 years
  • £50 for new grant and renewal applications
  • £28 for issuing a replacement personal licence