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ASIS Unveils State of the Association

ASIS is proud to share our State of the Association, which highlights our accomplishments and shows how we are re-investing in our members through programs, education and networking opportunities. We encourage you to read this report as we continue to promote excellence and leadership within the security profession.

Paving Paths for Success

ASIS is your global community for professional development, best practices, and peer-to-peer collaboration.

But don’t just take our word for it!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Certificant Spotlight

Courtney Klein, PSP

​A moment of professional pride for Courtney Klein, PSP, came in 2018, when her organization received an alarming threat via Twitter. After conducting online research, she uncovered an individual with a proclivity towards violence, a sense of extreme self-importance, and a budding martyr complex—a combination that added up to a potentially severe threat. 

“The ASIS organization and its certifications are highly respected marks of security knowledge. Through studying best practices and industry standards, the certification process helped catapult my professional capabilities.”

Classroom programs

Featured program

Implementing Enterprise Security Risk Management

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.

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. 


ASIS Members are entitled to one (1) free download of each standard and guideline—a $2,500 member benefit.

The free member download is for personal use only; not for resale. No part of the publication may be copied, reproduced, duplicated or distributed, in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.

Security Management

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.”