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ASIS Updating PCI and PSP Exam Contents to Keep Pace with Profession

16 March 2017

​​The ASIS International Professional Certification Board has completed a job analysis study for the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) exams.

Completed every five years, the job analysis study ensures our board certification exam content aligns with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful physical security professionals or professional certified investigators. While the Domains of the PSP and PCI remain the same, the percentage of questions per Domain has changed.

The new exam contents will first appear on the exams starting in November 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: The PCI's Professional Investigator Manual and the four volume PSP reference set will stay the same. If you have questions or need more information, please contact our certification team at

PCI Domains
Previous % Updated %
Case Management29% 35%
Investigative Techniques and Procedures50% 50%
Case Presentation21% 15%

View the updated PCI domains and knowledge statements

PSP Domains
Previous % Updated %
Physical Security Assessment33% 34%
Application, Design, and Integration of Physical Security Program38% 34%
Implementation and Management of Physical Security Measures29% 32%

View the updated PSP domains and knowledge statements