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Certificate Programs

​​ASIS certificate programs address the competency requirements of current security professionals and those related professionals in engineering, law, and/or human resources with security management responsibilities. To receive a certificate for the course, you must take a certificate exam.

Programs with Corresponding Certificates

ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Principles of Security (APC I)
ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Practical Applications (APC II)​
ASIS Assets Protection Course™: Functional Management (APC III)
Executive Protection
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What is the difference between "certification" and a "certificate?"

  • The CPP, PCI, and PSP are board certifications —recognized worldwide—that denote mastery of a body of knowledge as well as a minimum number of years of experience. Maintaining certification requires ongoing learning.

  • A certificate shows that an individual has successfully met a series of requirements around a specific content area.

Why does the industry need certificates?

  • The expanding role of security professionals requires talents from many professional areas beyond security. Certificates are evidence of knowledge around a given topic area. As an example, an engineer may use a physical security certificate to show knowledge of designing technology for security situations.

  • Professionals new to the security field may require evidence of knowledge in order to apply for a security position. Certificates provide this evidence.

  • A certificate can be ideal for young professionals who want to demonstrate knowledge in a particular subject.

  • Earning a certificate demonstrates a certain level of seriousness, dedication, and commitment to the security profession.

  • Along with the experience requirement, certificates can contribute to the foundation for a relevant ASIS Board Certification.