The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2003 (SAFETY Act) was enacted as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. ASIS International certification programs are one of the first to be awarded this coveted designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the SAFETY Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter manufacturers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing new products that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events. Specifically, holders of ASIS International certifications and their employers are not considered proper defendants in terror-related liability claims involving certifications.
ANSI/ISO 17024 Personnel Accreditation
The accreditation, confirms that ASIS complies with ISO/IEC 17024, a voluntary international standard for organizations responsible for certification of persons. It is a means of providing assurance that certified personnel meet published requirements and the certification programs adhere to high professional standards to help ensure consistency in their delivery and administration. More than 300,000 professionals around the world currently hold certifications from organizations accredited under ISO/IEC 17024.