Physical Security Professional

The Physical Security Professional (PSP)® credential provides demonstrated knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS board certified in physical security.

Eligibility Requirements
  • High school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree and six years of progressive physical security* experience

    -or-
  • Bachelor's degree or higher and four years of progressive physical security* experience

*Physical security is defined as the various physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, property, and information. Progressive means that the experience has included increasingly more difficult assignments or responsibilities over the work period.


Is the PSP right for you? 

Listen to this free 60-minutes webinar led by a panel of board-certified PSPs. Gain a better understanding of the “nuts and bolts” such as eligibility requirements, application process, exam preparation requirements and options, testing, and recertification.


About the Exam

The exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions and may also contain 15 "pre-test" (unscored) questions randomly distributed throughout the examination for a total of 140 questions. The time allowed takes into consideration review of pre-test items.

The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in three broad domains that have been identified by PSPs as the major areas involved in physical security management. 

PSP Exam Domains: