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Recertification

Why Recertify?

When you carry the CPP, PCI, PSP, or APP designation, you are telling the world that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful security management professional. To continue to hold your designation, you also promise to stay current in this field.

To stay current, you must recertify your designation every three years by completing 60 continuing professional education credits.

The Recertification Guide explains the policies and procedures for recertifying your CPP, PCI, PSP, and APP designation.




In response to COVID-19, ASIS announces temporary updates to ASIS Certification and Recertification policies.

Review the various options you have for earning CPEs toward recertification, even while sheltering-in-place.

Although testing sites are currently closed due to the pandemic, ASIS is still accepting applications. Once your application is approved, your two-year period to take the exam won’t begin until 15 July 2020.


Manage My Certification

The online ASIS certification portal provides a user-friendly experience for both exam applicants and those recertifying.

ASIS members and those who have applied for or taken an ASIS certification exam, already have a login to the portal. Those new to ASIS should follow the prompts to set up your account.

IMPORTANT: Please click the Calculate Hours button before adding new CPE credits in order to ensure your CPE total hours are correct.

How do I recertify?

Required Continuing Professional Education Credits

CPE credits are awarded in the following categories and must align to the exam domains for the credential you are recertifying.

  • Membership
  • Continuing Education
  • Instructor
  • Author
  • Volunteer
  • Certification, Standards and Guidelines Program Service
  • Public Service
  • Other Accomplishments

The Recertification Guide provides detailed explanations for each of these categories and the documentation you’ll need to include to prove you completed each CPE. Some categories have a maximum amount of CPEs you can claim.

The new certification portal allows you to upload CPEs as you earn them. Your recertification application may be submitted anytime in your third year of your certification cycle. View instructions for uploading credits and submitting your application.

(Effective 1 January 2018) 
With the exception of ASIS membership, ASIS volunteer leadership, ASIS Global Access Live, and the Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar, all ASIS-related activities will no longer be uploaded to your online certification account by ASIS. You will receive a certificate of completion or other documentation for all other ASIS-related activities from your ASIS leader. This documentation, which you’ll upload into your account, will be guaranteed CPE credit.

For the CPEs that are loaded into your account by an ASIS staff member, please allow 4-6 weeks after the activity has ended for your CPEs to appear in your account. For ASIS webinars and ASIS online programs, your participation will upload no more than 48 hours after the webinar. 

Recertification Fees

  • $85 ASIS members
  • $105 nonmembers

Late fees apply for applications submitted after your three-year certification end date has passed. If you fail to submit your application after your three-month grace period has ended your certification will expire.

If your recertification application is denied, the Recertification Guide provides instructions for submitting an appeal.

Promoting Your Certification

There are many ways to show your colleagues and peers that you have successfully earned your ASIS. We provide information on how to display your credential and how to use the ASIS board-certified logos.

Digital Badges

Digital badges are portable, verifiable, and deter unauthorized reproductions of the CPP, PCI, PSP, and APP designations.

Once you have earned your ASIS certification, you will receive an email from ProExam (www.proexam.org) with instructions on downloading your digital badge.

Recertification Webinar

Have questions about recertification? This informative free webinar reviews the essentials and answers the most frequently asked questions.

Lapsed and Expired Certifications

Lapsed Certifications – New Policy

Beginning 1 January 2019, all certificants have three months (not one year) after their certification end date to recertify. During this three-month grace period, you will be permitted to submit your application; however, all 60 CPEs must be completed in your three-year certification cycle. You cannot use the three-month grace period to accumulate additional CPEs

Member Late Recertification Fee: $125
Nonmember Late Recertification Fee: $145

Expired Certification

If your recertification application is not submitted by the end of your three-month grace period, your certification will expire, and you will need to apply, take, and pass the exam to be certified again.

Interested in Volunteering?

As an ASIS-certified professional, you can help ensure the certification programs align with current and emerging industry trends.

All ASIS certification programs are created and maintained by volunteers in the security profession. ASIS is continually seeking certified professionals who are willing and able to commit their time and expertise to these endeavors. Each volunteer panel must be comprised of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds including years in the field, geographic location, industry, and more. All volunteers receive CPEs for their work.

Currently we are looking for volunteers for these projects:

CPP Item Writing Panel | PCI Item Writing Panel | PSP Item Writing Panel

If you are interested in volunteering, download and complete the volunteer form and return it to [email protected] today.

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