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ASIS International HQ Closed 26-27 November

ASIS International Headquarters is closed Thursday, 26 November and Friday, 27 November 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving federal holiday. ASIS will resume normal business hours on Monday, 30 November 2020 (Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET). For assistance, please send an email to [email protected] or leave a voicemail at +1.703.519.6200. Response time will vary due to our official closure, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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.

Hasty COVID-19 Responses Open Windows for Corruption

In the West Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014–2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) played a pivotal role in disease prevention. Teams of volunteers provided treatment and care, as well as burying victims of the disease, preventing as many as 10,500 additional cases, IFRC estimates. However, where there is money being spent on crisis response, there is opportunity for fraudsters to take action.

2020-2021 COVID-19 Support Grants

If you have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (e.g. lost your job, reduction in hours, or became ill) your ASIS Foundation is here to support you.

The Foundation Board has approved up to $100,000 in grants to be awarded to ASIS members in need and encourage you to apply for a support grant to renew your ASIS membership* free of charge or to receive a complimentary online certification study program if you need the assistance. 

The names of COVID-19 grant recipients will not be shared publicly to protect their privacy.
*Not available for CSO Center membership.

Apply for a Grant

ASIS Members—Support Your Colleagues! Please ‘check the box’ during your 2021 membership renewal process or donate today to help provide scholarships and grants that support your colleagues and the security profession.

We Need You to Share Your ASIS Story

As an ASIS member, you know the value your membership brings you. Whether it is local, regional, or global connections, staying informed on the latest industry trends, or taking your career to the next level, ASIS is there for you. But you are vital to our success. And ASIS can achieve greater membership growth when we can tap into your network, reaching member prospects to join our global member community we might not otherwise have access to.

Individuals who join now gain two free months of membership and will enjoy all the great benefits and resources that membership provides through 2021. If you can share your story to one colleague of how ASIS membership helps you and encourage them to join ASIS, we will move into 2021 stronger together. We appreciate your help and thank you!

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

Terry Culver, CPP

Terry Culver fell into a security management career. She had been working for several years for the U.S. Department of Defense in another field of work. About three years after being transferred out of Washington, D.C., she was recruited by a Fortune 500 defense contractor in the Atlanta area to run its contract security program. She became the facility security officer and assumed the role of security manager when her mentor retired.

While there, management of the overall corporate security program was something Culver grew into rapidly.

The CPP means you’re a security expert, whether it’s management, education, training, physical security, counterintelligence, or counterterrorism, you’ve got some expertise in the entire field. You become the go-to person for most security issues.

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

Security Management Magazine

November 2020 Issue

November 2020 CoverRethinking Retail
By Sara Mosqueda

    In 2020, many people’s personal and professional lives were further pushed online, and shopping was no exception as consumers sought ways to limit potential sources of exposure. In August, the National Retail Federation reported that the pandemic accelerated interest in online shopping, but research also found that retailers were adapting to address concerns around the coronavirus, including blending online and offline channels through curbside pickup or personal shopper services.
    However, these shifts in buying habits and business operations are also linked to evolving risks.

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