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Apply Today for Security Scholarships and Grants

Through 30 April, the ASIS Foundation is accepting applications for more than 40 security certification and education scholarships—available to those pursuing physical security and cyber security careers. With the support of ASIS International member and chapter donations and corporate support, the Foundation invests in elevating the security industry through research and scholarships.

ASIS Europe 2019

ASIS Europe 2019 - From Risk to Resilience
27-29 March, Rotterdam, NL

In today’s world of rapid, interconnected change, and shifting perceptions of risk and value, access to quality education and a trusted network is more vital than ever.

The ASIS Europe 2019 program will explore how our cities are evolving, critical and emerging risks, technology as a friend and foe, and much more.

With more than 50 educational sessions focused on securing innovation and competitive advantage, and 11 hours of dedicated networking time, this will be another exceptional event.

Get Certified!

Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

Board certification in security management. Demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.

Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)

Board certification in physical security. Demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.

Introducing the Associate Protection Professional (APP)

The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation is intended for those with 1-4 years of security management experience. The exam will measure the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management. 

We are accepting APP applications, however exam scheduling will not be available until the second quarter of 2019.

Reference Material

Reference Materials

The publications listed below comprise the recommended APP reference materials, which include five Standards and three volumes from the ASIS Protection of Assets. ASIS offers the following individually or in bundles.

Five Standards

  • Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection
  • Security and Resilience in Organizations and their​ Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance
  • Investigations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard
  • Risk Assessment

Protection of Assets Volumes

  • Protection of Assets: Security Management
  • Protection of Assets: Crisis Management
  • Protection of Assets: Information Security

ASIS offers three pricing bundles for the APP:

APP Standards Bundle

Protection of Assets Bundle for the APP Certification

APP Complete Reference Set


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

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Principles of Security (APC I) 25-28 February 2019 – Savannah, GA

Advancing your career in security demands you possess a rock-solid fundamental knowledge of the profession's universal principles. Reinforce your foundation with APC I, a program designed for both new and seasoned practitioners. You will gain a broad strategic overview of key security principles and targeted best practices for thriving in the security profession.

Discuss strategies with your peers, learn today's innovative techniques, and identify methods to keep your career path on the rise.​ Especially beneficial to those new to the field

Earn up to 23 CPE CREDITS

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: The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

“Hard skills will get you the interview—soft skills will get you the job.” David Lammert, a 17-year veteran of security industry recruiting and current president of Pinnacle Placements, is a big believer in this adage. And he’s not the only one.