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Announcing Our 2022 Board Appointments

ASIS International has announced updates to its Global Board of Directors for 2022, including Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, rising to President; Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, rising to President-Elect; and Cy A. Oatridge, CPP, being named Secretary-Treasurer. Additionally, ASIS has seated its first-ever Regional Boards of Directors, in North America and Europe.

ASIS Membership Checks All the Boxes

Nothing helps you gain—and maintain—a competitive advantage like joining ASIS International and there’s never been a more advantageous time to join. Become a member today and you’ll receive 13 months of membership for the price of 12. Why wait until 2022?

Jump-start your membership today and get one month FREE!

The POA Checks All the Boxes. Do You?

To keep pace with the ever-evolving security industry, ASIS International has released an update to the Protection of Assets (POA) reference set. ASIS members receive a discount of $200 off the list price. Learn more about the new POA

Advance ESRM at Your Organization

Demonstrate your competency in the growing practice of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) with a brand-new certificate course from ASIS International.

Earn 3.5 CPEs in our new, self-paced online course.

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 to Avoid Pandemic-Related Litigation Risks

Worries over workplace safety in the COVID-19 era, as well as concerns about the impacts of business closings, plant shutdowns and mandatory stay-at-home orders, spawned more than 2,000 lawsuits from January 2020 through March 2021.

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

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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 5-7 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 1-3 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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*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 3-5 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 3-5 years of experience in the physical security field.

Explore PSP

Certificant Spotlight

Kevin Smith, CPP, PCI, PSP

Kevin Smith transitioned into a security management career after seven years in law enforcement. Now an enterprise security specialist for a utilities pro­vider in Colorado, he finds himself drawn to the security function’s ability to create positive out­comes for an organization—from top to bottom.

“Part of the value of becoming certified is the invaluable knowledge you gain from your study and preparations. My organization supported me in pursuing my certifications because they understand the value this knowledge brings to the organization.”

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Learn more about the 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

Enforcement Technology

Security Technology: Facial Recognition Freeze Frame 

Faces. Irises. Fingerprints. These are staples of the biometrics collection world that are being increasingly used in new technologies, despite pressure from regulatory regimes and privacy and civil liberties advocates to curb their collection in public spaces. The December 2021 issue of Security Technology takes a deep dive into use cases across the globe, as well as recent regulations in Europe and the United States that place prohibitions on facial recognition technologies.