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Updates to ASIS Certification CPE Policy

30 April 2013

Recently, the PCB reviewed the recertification program with the goal of streamlining the process and ensuring the benefits of professional development are widespread and reflective of the needs of all security professionals. As a result of this review, a decision has been made to standardize Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for all ASIS designation holders.


Key Information
Effective January 1, 2015, Certified Protection Professionals (CPPs), Professional Certified Investigators (PCIs), and Physical Security Professionals (PSPs) are now required to earn 60 CPEs every three years.

In addition, PCIs and PSPs can now earn CPE credit for volunteer and management activities. For complete details, see the revised recertification guide.


Overall, certified professionals have more opportunities and diversified options for their continuing education to be on par with their work experience. This standardization also benefits multiple designation holders who will no longer need to maintain different CPE guidelines for each certification.

To allow for a smooth transition, reminder notifications are scheduled at regular intervals through 2014. In addition, a section in the Certification Newsletter is being reserved for CPE implementation information. The certification department has also developed a series of online FAQs.