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But don’t just take our word for it!
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.
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.
*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.
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.
CPP Online Review
Covering all seven (7) domains in the CPP body of knowledge, this new online course is an exceptional tool for reviewing each key topic area and identifying knowledge gaps where you may want to focus further study. Features include:
- New, easy to use format
- Enhanced learning elements
- Expanded reference resources
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Myron Love is one of fewer than 200 professionals in the world who hold three ASIS certifications. While he serves as a mentor for aspiring ASIS security professionals today, at the onset of his security management journey he looked to ASIS International as a source for guidance.
“Having earned the ASIS certifications, I can be a better mentor for everyone on my team. The topical expertise I gained while preparing for my board certifications has made me a much more effective guide for their work."
24-25 June 2019, Atlanta, GA
Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) is a strategic security program management approach that ties an organization’s security practice to its mission and goals using globally accepted risk management principles. In this two-day course you will:
• Explore the philosophy of ESRM and the role of security and business leaders in an ESRM program.
• Learn how to implement or transition to an ESRM-based security organization.
• Participate in practical exercises designed to help you develop and present security solutions with an ESRM approach.
June | Atlanta, GA
Enterprise Security Risk Management (24-25 Jun)
Executive Protection (24-25 Jun)
ASIS Assets Protection Course: Practical Applications (APC II) (24-26 Jun)
Risk, Threat, and Vulnerability Assessment (24-26 Jun)
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In This Issue: Guard Force Trends: Multipliers and The Market
Security guard forces, and the methods used to manage them, have seen transformational change in recent decades. Twenty years ago, the tools of the trade were a notepad and a pen, and the required technical skills peaked with the ability to use a handheld two-way radio. Guard force security was not viewed in a professional manner; guard jobs were often considered “no specific skills needed” entry level positions. Recruiters frequently told applicants, “If you can stay awake, you can do this job.”