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Preparing for the Exam

Scheduling your exam

ASIS exams are offered year-round at Prometric test centers. You may schedule your exam online (preferred) or by phone.

Once ASIS approves your application, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule your exam.

To schedule your exam, you will need:

  • Your preferred test center (Go to prometric.com/asis to locate the nearest testing facility)
  • Your Eligibility ID, which can be found on your Authorization to Test letter (your ASIS Contact Number or Member ID)
  • The first four letters of your last (sur) name
Online Scheduling: www.prometric.com/asis

Scheduling by Phone: Prometric: +1.800.699.4975, Mon – Fri, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (EST) and Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (EST)

Once your exam appointment is confirmed, Prometric will send you an email with your exam time and confirmation number. Make sure to print out this letter and bring with you to the test center along with two government-issued photo identifications with signatures (e.g., driver’s license, passport). Social Security cards are not accepted. The name on your identification MUST exactly match the name of your confirmation email. You will not be allowed to test if the names don’t match.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel or reschedule your exam date, Prometric will charge you a reschedule/cancellation fee. This fee will be assessed either at Prometric.com/ASIS if the candidate reschedules or cancels online, or via phone +1.800.699.4975 through Prometric’s customer service.
  • If you reschedule or cancel your exam 31 or more days before the scheduled test day, there is no charge.
  • If you reschedule or cancel your exam 4-30 days before the scheduled test day, there is a fee of $50 per reschedule. All rescheduling or cancellation fees are to be made directly through Prometric.
  • If you are a “no show” and do not adhere to the above procedures, the full candidate testing fee is forfeited and you will need to schedule a new exam and pay $225 retake fee ($150 for APP exams). If your two-year eligibility period expires, you must reapply for the exam.

 

PREPARING FOR THE APP EXAM

PREPARING FOR THE CPP EXAM

PREPARING FOR THE PCI EXAM

PREPARING FOR THE PSP EXAM

Preparing for the APP Exam

Reference Materials

The publications listed below comprise the recommended APP reference materials, which include five Standards and three volumes from the ASIS Protection of Assets. Remember: the ASIS exams are experienced-based; therefore, you will need to apply your own experience to help you answer the questions correctly.  Please don’t attempt to memorize these reference sets.

ASIS offers the following individually or in bundles.

Five Standards

  • Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection
  • Security and Resilience in Organizations and their​ Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance
  • Investigations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard
  • Risk Assessment

Protection of Assets Volumes

  • Protection of Assets: Security Management
  • Protection of Assets: Crisis Management
  • Protection of Assets: Information Security

ASIS offers three pricing bundles for the APP:

APP Standards Bundle

Protection of Assets Bundle for the APP Certification

APP Complete Reference Set

 

TAKING THE EXAM

Preparing for the CPP Exam

Reference Material

We encourage candidates to refer to the below reference materials as you prepare for the CPP certification exam. Our item writers and reviewers use these same materials to reference the correct answers on our exams. Remember: the ASIS exams are experienced-based; therefore, you will need to apply your own experience to help you answer the questions correctly.  Please don’t attempt to memorize these reference sets. 

Protection of Assets (POA)
POA is a comprehensive reference covering a range of technical and managerial subjects providing the solutions necessary to meet the security demands of the 21st century.
ASIS Standards & Guidelines
ASIS Standards set forth industry-recommended best practices on specific concerns inherent to the security industry and provide tools and processes for implementation. Along with POA, these seven standards and guidelines make up the CPP reference set. Standards: CSO, ORM.1, WVPI.1; Guidelines: FPSM, GSRA, IAP, PBS.
CPP Practice Exam
The CPP practice exam contains items that once appeared on the actual certification exams but are now retired. Use the practice exam to familiarize yourself with how exam items will appear on the current exam(s).​

 

TAKING THE EXAM

Certification Review Courses

ASIS offers both in-person and online certification review courses to help you study for your exam:

Classroom Reviews

Online Reviews

Many ASIS Chapters also offer study groups. Contact the ASIS Chapter in your area for more information.

Preparing for the PCI Exam

Reference Material

We encourage candidates to refer to the below reference materials as you prepare for the PCI certification exam. Our item writers and reviewers use these same materials to reference the correct answers on our exams. Remember: the ASIS exams are experienced-based; therefore, you will need to apply your own experience to help you answer the questions correctly.  Please don’t attempt to memorize these reference sets. 

The Professional Investigator's Manual
Available in ebook, softcover, and in Spanish.

ASIS International's Investigations Standard
PCI Practice Exam
The PCI practice exam contains items that once appeared on the actual certification exams but are now retired. Use the practice exam to familiarize yourself with how exam items will appear on the current exam(s).​

 

TAKING THE EXAM

Certification Review Courses

ASIS offers both in-person and online certification review courses to help you study for your exam:

Classroom Reviews

Online Reviews

Many ASIS Chapters also offer study groups. Contact the ASIS Chapter in your area for more information.

Preparing for the PSP Exam

Reference Material

We encourage candidates to refer to the below reference materials as you prepare for the PSP certification exam. Our item writers and reviewers use these same materials to reference the correct answers on our exams. Remember: the ASIS exams are experienced-based; therefore, you will need to apply your own experience to help you answer the questions correctly.  Please don’t attempt to memorize these reference sets. 

Physical Security Principles
Implementing Physical Protection Systems: A Practical Guide, 2nd Ed
2-Book Bundle (Physical Security Principles & Implementing Physical Protection Systems)
ASIS Business Continuity Guideline: A Practical Approach
ASIS Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline
PSP Practice Exam
The PSP practice exam contains items that once appeared on the actual certification exams but are now retired. Use the practice exam to familiarize yourself with how exam items will appear on the current exam(s).​​

 

TAKING THE EXAM

Certification Review Courses

ASIS offers both in-person and online certification review courses to help you study for your exam:

Classroom Reviews

Online Reviews

Many ASIS Chapters also offer study groups. Contact the ASIS Chapter in your area for more information.

Taking the Exam

Exam Day

Plan to arrive at the testing center 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. 

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, Prometric Testing Center staff may choose not to seat you if doing so would disrupt other exam takers. If this occurs, your exam registration fees will not be refunded. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Check-in Procedures

Make sure you have the following when you arrive at the testing center:

  • Two forms of identification, one of which must be a government-issued photo ID (such as a passport or driver’s license).
  • Your first and last/surname on your approval letter from ASIS and identifications must match your ID EXACTLY. This includes abbreviated or hyphenated names.
  • Both ID forms must include your signature. (A Social Security card is not an acceptable form of identification.)
  • Prometric Confirmation Email and Number (from the email you get when you schedule your exam).
  • If you are testing outside your country of citizenship, you must present a valid passport. If you are testing in your country of citizenship, you may present a passport, driver’s license, national ID, or military ID. Expired IDs will not be accepted.

If you fail to bring the proper identification, you will not be allowed to take the exam and will forfeit the exam fee.

Exam Results

You will receive a preliminary score via email after you leave the test center. Make sure you provide Prometric with the appropriate email address when scheduling your appointment.

ASIS will email your official exam results approximately three weeks after the test date.

Consult the Certification Handbook for information on how the exams are scored.

“No Shows”

If you fail to cancel or reschedule your exam, you will be considered a “no show” and all testing fees will be forfeited. If an emergency prevents you from taking the exam, consult the Certification Handbook for instructions. 

Weather Emergencies 

If severe weather, natural disaster, or other such incidents make a testing center inaccessible or unsafe, your exam may be rescheduled or cancelled (at no cost to you). To check on your testing center, please check the Prometric site closure website.

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