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ASIS International Three Board Certifications Meet Rigorous New Standards Set for U.S. Military and National Security Programs

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 mandates professional certification programs to be assessed and audited annually

Alexandria, Va. 2016-01-14

​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.”

Go online to learn more about ASIS board certifications. The full text of the bill is available online for reference.

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ABOUT ASIS INTERNATIONAL:

ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.

Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry's most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Roundtable for the industry's most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise. www.asisonline.org