Singapore Silat Federation or also known as Persekutuan Silat Singapura (PERSISI) was formed in 1976 and is registered with the Registry of Societies (UEN Number S76SS0039A). PERSISI has been successfully registered and renewed with Institution of a Public Character (IPC000526) yearly, and received its Charity status under the Charities Act since April 2011. Singapore Silat Federation is also certified with ISO 9001:2008 from Guardian Independence Certification since its first certification in November 2009.
Currently there are 20 affiliates and 32 Silat clubs that are actively conducting Silat lessons in Singapore, island-wide. Singapore Silat Federation is the main governing body for the sport covering large scopes, such as; the management of Silat activities, coaching, talent-scouting, coordinating competitions worldwide, technical officiating (Referee/Jury, and Secretariat services), cultural promotion of the art to educational institutions, corporations, and communities.