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Standardization of CPE Policy

30 April 2013

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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) will be required to earn 60 CPEs every three years.

In addition, PCIs and PSPs can now earn CPEs for volunteer and management activities.

Recertification Guide - effective January 1, 2015 (PDF)

Recertification Guide (Spanish) - effective January 1, 2015 (PDF)

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 FAQs.

In addition, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Professional Certification Board by emailing

As you review the new policy, we are confident you will recognize and enjoy the benefits.