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Applying for Certification

Applying for the CPP, PSP, PCI or APP

You will need:
  • Your resume and an unofficial copy of your university transcript (if applicable).
  • The names and contact information for three references who can verify your work experience
  • The name of supervisor who can verify your employment
  • Payment for the application and exam fees

Step-by-Step Instructions   Apply Online

Computer-Based Exam Fees

$335 ASIS members
$485 nonmembers
Retake fee: $225
$200 ASIS members
$350 nonmembers
Retake fee: $150


If your application is approved and you fail to schedule and take the exam within the two-year eligibility (candidacy) period, you will forfeit both the application and testing fee.

Internet-Based Exams

For locations at which no Prometric Test Center is available, ASIS offers internet-based exams. Current locations for IBT exams are Jamaica, Ecuador, Australia, Paraguay, and Panama.

Consult the Certification Handbook for information.

Retaking the Exam

You may take the exam up to three times during your two-year eligibility year. There must be 90 days between each attempt. The fee to retake the exam is $225 for CPP, PCI and PSP. The retake fee for APP is $150.

If you fail the exam three times in your two-year eligibility period, you must reapply and pay the full fee.

If Your Application Is Denied

If your application is denied for any reason, you will receive a refund of your application fee minus a $135 nonrefundable processing fee.

See the Certification Handbook for submitting an appeal.

Qualified U.S. applicants may receive reimbursement for the certification exams through the G.I. Bill. An application is available at or call +1.888.442.4551 and request VA Form 22-1990.

Certification Handbook

Review all the policies and procedures you’ll need to follow to apply, study, and sit for each exam, including familiarizing yourself with the exam contents for each program.

Download the Handbook

Manual de Certificacion

Self-Assessment Guide

Assess your readiness for each of the certification programs. Use this tool to help you decide which exam is right for you and to set your study plans.

Download the Self-Assessment