April 17, 2014

Certification Programs

Apply for Certifications

ASIS International currently offers three certification programs.

Certified Protection Professional (CPP®)

Since 1977
Preeminent designation awarded to individuals whose primary responsibilities are in security management and who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in security solutions and best business practices.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®)

Introduced in 2002
Technical designation award to those individuals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct investigations and who have demonstrated in-depth operational knowledge and competence in this area.

Physical Security Professional (PSP®)

Introduced in 2002
Technical designation awarded to those individuals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct physical security surveys, design integrated security systems, or install, operate or maintain those systems and who have demonstrated in-depth operational knowledge and competence in this area.

Why Get Certified?

The simple answer is that to remain as competitive as possible today, you must be certified. The bar has been raised in the security profession and employers, contractors, governments, and even clients are now taking additional steps to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the business. Professional certifications from ASIS International offer them another screening tool — one that has the backing and credibility of the preeminent professional society in the world for those who are responsible for security.

Every profession requires specialized skills. Not every employer knows that you have those skills. In short, certification is an investment in your career, your livelihood, your future.

Re-certification

CPE Implementation Presentation (you must have PowerPoint to view the presentation)

The Professional Certification Board (PCB) is pleased to announce that the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit will be the new standard of measure for calculating re-certification credits. After extensive benchmarking and review of the various systems used by similar credentialing bodies, the PCB decided the CPE proved best suited to the ASIS International certification programs. The CPE re-certification system will go into effect January 1, 2008 for all designations – Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®), and Physical Security Professional (PSP®). Please click on the links below for detailed information:

Report Your Re-certification Credits

Recertification Forms for CPP®, PCI®, and PSP® for 2008 are:
Online
PDF form
MSWord

CPPs®, PSPs®, and PCIs®: Look Up Your Current Credits

New Recertification Guide for CPP®, PCI®, and PSP® (MSWord)

Recertification Lapse Policy (Effective January 2008)

Re-certification FAQs (pdf)