ASIS International’s three board certifications─Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Physical Security Professional (PSP)—are recognized under The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16 NDAA), which was signed into law by President Obama on Nov. 25, 2015. ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors.
FY 16 NDAA stipulates that any credentialing program used by military activities of the Department of Defense, military construction, and/or the national security programs of the Department of Energy have third party accreditation and be audited. For over seven years, ASIS certification programs have been in compliance with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, a voluntary international standard for organizations responsible for the certification of persons. ASIS board certifications are the global standard for security practitioners worldwide.
“Since the introduction of the CPP certification in 1977, ASIS has upheld its credentials to the highest, most rigorous standards of professionalism. Our certifications provide objective proof of professional knowledge and experience and are acknowledged as the global standard for practitioners worldwide,” stated Greg Hurd, CPP, president, ASIS Professional Certification Board. “The passage of the FY 16 NDAA now recognizes the credibility and value of our certifications and further assures consistency in credentialing for U.S. military and security personnel. We’re proud of this important milestone.”
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