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Certification Exam Study Materials are available in the IRC for onsite use

​All reference publications for Board Certification exams are available for members to read and study on-site in the O.P. Norton Information Resources Center. We do not mail or ship items on loan.

The O.P. Norton Information Resources Center (IRC), an on-site security reference library, contains security information and resources in all formats and media. Bibliographies, directories, databases, research guides, indexes, and other security information tools are developed by professional librarians to assist in answering specific security questions or identifying security information and where it may be found. Known security resources in all media and formats are cataloged to provide a fully searchable database of security resources, whether or not they are owned and held by the IRC.

We encourage members of ASIS International to visit the IRC in person to read, research, and study, or to play recordings from the audio-visual collection.  Members are invited to access online materials via an onsite computer station or via onsite Wi-Fi using their own devices. The IRC is open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9 am – 6 pm, Tuesdays.  The IRC is closed for federal holidays. We recommend that members make appointments to assure that the required information resources are available and that a librarian will be available to assist you.

The publications which certification exam candidates are encouraged to study are listed under the Certification section of the ASIS website:
Web Path: ASIS International / Certification / Resources / Reference Sets 

To read more about the requirements of the Certified Protection Professional (CPP)®, Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)®, and Physical Security Professional (PSP)® certifications, visit the Certification section of the ASIS website:
Web Path: ASIS International / Certification / Board Certifications

The requirements for ASIS Board Certification are demanding and consequently, our security certifications are held only by a distinguished group of professionals. Applicants must meet education and work experience requirements to apply for Board Certification. In addition, the comprehensive exam requires a great deal of preparation — a commitment of time and energy.

Assess your readiness to take the CPP, PCI, and PSP exams:
Download a free publication (PDF) to learn more about ASIS Board Certifications, assess your eligibility to sit for the exam, identify knowledge strengths and weaknesses, plus gain helpful tips to develop a study plan or chapter study group.
Web Path: ASIS International / Certification / Resources / Reference Set

For more information about ASIS Board Certification and the recommended study materials:
Visit ASIS International’s Certification webpages or contact the ASIS Certification Department.
Web Path: ASIS International / Certification
Certification email:  certification@asisonline.org

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