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Lifetime Certification

Eligibility

In order to qualify for Lifetime Status, a candidate must:

  • Be a CPP, PCI, or PSP in good standing.
  • Have maintained a single certification for twelve consecutive years preceding the date of application
  • Be currently retired ("retired" is defined as complete cessation from any security related employment or practice or representation of any such employment or practice) and have no legal, financial or business interest with any form of security related employment or practice, as defined by the applicable certification exam domain. (CPP, PCI, PSP).
  • Have paid the recertification fee for the current term.
Approval

The ASIS program director may confer the lifetime designation, on behalf of the PCB, to those who meet the above requirements. Approved Lifetime certificants in good standing will receive a new certificate that states "Lifetime - type of designation - (Retired)."

Important!

A Retired Lifetime certificant ("retired" is defined as complete cessation from any security related employment or practice or representation of any such employment or practice) who returns to work must notify the ASIS Certification Department and relinquish their lifetime retired status. You will be reinstated as a CPP, PCI, or PSP and will be assigned a new three-year term. This is to protect the integrity of the certification program, ensure that it adheres to the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation guidelines, and encourage the continued professional development of security professionals practicing within their field.

Violators of the Lifetime Certification policies and procedures are subject to review and possible loss of their certification status.

1Multiple Certifications: PCI's and PSP's earned prior to 2014 will have the time requirement waived for those certifications; provided that the applicant meets the 12-year requirement as a CPP. Effective 2014, the same 12-year requirement shall apply to all certifications.