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In keeping with our business continuity planning, for the health and safety of ASIS staff during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all Headquarters and Brussels-based staff will be performing their roles remotely through 1 May at the minimum. We will maintain our normal operating hours (Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) as we remain committed to serving our global community of security professionals. ASIS Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, USA will be closed during this time.

As always, please contact ASIS Member Services at or +1.703.519.6200, or anyone on the ASIS staff, if you require assistance. Thank you for your patience and stay healthy.

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

Disease Outbreak Security Resources

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a major impact on the security and business continuity of organizations around the globe. In light of the outbreak, ASIS has curated useful resources for security professionals.

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Security Service Firms

The pandemic has increased demand for security among many, and officers are being challenged with new duties and tasks.

Apply Now for an ASIS Foundation Scholarship or Grant

The ASIS Foundation offers security scholarships to help individuals gain certification and higher education to assist in achieving their career goals. Also available, the Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant in honor of Matthew Simeone recognizes an active P3 program that makes communities safer.

In support of our members who are facing personal and professional challenges related to COVID-19, the ASIS Foundation has extended the deadline to apply for Foundation scholarships and grants to 30 April 2020. Don’t miss out on these important opportunities.


Take ASIS on the Go!

Security professionals can tap into the wealth of ASIS member knowledge whenever, wherever with our new Mobile Engagement app.

  • Portal for content and access to ASIS products and services
  • Ability to update your ASIS profile quickly and efficiently
  • Quick links to upcoming events
  • Easy access to key member resources such as Career HQ, Council Whitepapers, and ASIS Connects
  • Direct messaging between app users

Connect to a world of security at your fingertips.

Search ASIS International in the Apple App Store or Google Play

Certification Study Resources

Affordable, Flexible, Convenient

Whether you choose to prepare on your own or join a group of peers to study together, ASIS offers a wealth of resources to help you prepare. Mix and match from various delivery formats to fit your schedule and learning style.

  • Reference Materials
  • Certification Review Courses
  • Flash Cards and more

Learn More

Choosing a Certification

Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the "gold standard" for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

Explore CPP

Associate Protection Professional (APP)
The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first "rung" on the security manager's career ladder. It is for those with 1-4 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.

Explore APP

*The APP Certification was supported in part by a grant from the ASIS Foundation.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)
The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual's knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED equivalent and five years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

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Physical Security Professional (PSP)
The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree AND six years of progressive experience in the physical security field OR a Bachelor's degree or higher AND four years of progressive experience in the physical security field.

Explore PSP

Certificant Spotlight

Jose Barone, PSP

Jose Barone was running errands at his father’s security company when he envisioned a future for himself as a security practitioner. Not wanting to be viewed solely as the “boss’s son,” he decided to develop his skills. He joined ASIS and consulted with peers to determine that the Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification was right for him.

He now runs his own international consulting bureau.

“My PSP certification helped me to better understand how to assess risks, conduct security assessments, and provide clients with informed recommendations on how to lower their exposure to risks and be better protected.”

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Learn more about the new ASIS strategic plan which includes a heightened focus on: 

  • Achieving recognition for the profession

  • Accelerating digital transformation

  • Elevating the Security Function to Influence Organizational Success

  • Serving Global Needs

ASIS Foundation

The ASIS Foundation supports our members through education, research, and providing scholarship and award opportunities to deserving professionals. Learn more about current initiatives and how you can contribute. 


Security Management Magazine

March 2020 Issue

February 2020 CoverIn a Pandemic, Preparation Hinges on Prevention
By Claire Meyer

  Infectious diseases know no borders. So says the first Global Health Security (GHS) Index, a benchmarking assessment of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries, released in October 2019. The GHS Index produced alarming results—in measuring countries’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, the average global score was a mere 40.2 out of 100.
   The risks inherent in high-consequence and globally catastrophic biological events have recently been magnified by a rapidly changing and interconnected world; increasing political instability; urbanization; and climate change, among other factors.

Read the Article