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ASIS International recognizes the important work of ASIS members around the world with awards that celebrate their accomplishments.

Nominate a deserving member or chapter for a Chapter, Certification, or Council award that will be presented to them at Global Security Exchange this September in Chicago, IL.

Chapter Awards

Application period:
15 March - 15 June 2019

Decisions Announced:  Mid-Summer, 2019


Criscuoli Volunteer Leader of the Year
In honor of executive vice president and longtime volunteer, E.J. Criscuoli, this award recognizes an ASIS volunteer who has exhibited strong leadership at the chapter or regional level.
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I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year
Established in 1972 to honor former ASIS President and Chairman of the Board I.B. Hale, the award recognizes the most outstanding chapters in several award groups.
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Community Service
This award recognizes chapters for outstanding service to the local community. 
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Chapter Newsletter of the Year
This annual award recognizes outstanding print and electronic chapter newsletters. 
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Chapter Website of the Year
This award recognizes chapters for outstanding web design and content.
2019 Submissions Are Now Closed
2020 Submissions Will Open in Q4 2019

Certification Awards

Regional Certification Award
Recognizes certified security professionals who have made significant contributions to the enhancement and advancement of the CPP, PSP, or PCI designation. 
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Organizational Award of Merit
Recognizes an organization displaying outstanding leadership and a commitment to the professional development of their security professionals through certification. 
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Winners are recognized at Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly known as the Annual Seminar and Exhibits. 

Council Awards

Roy N. Bordes, CPP Council Member Award of Excellence
This award recognizes an ASIS member who has exhibited selfless devotion as a volunteer, emphasizing significant contributions at the council level over an extended period. Nominations may be submitted by a Council Vice President, Council Chairperson, or Vice Chairperson. The candidate’s nomination will be assessed against these minimum criteria:

  • Years of participation on ASIS Council(s)
  • Council leadership roles held including Council Chair, Council Vice-chair, Secretary, Committee Chair, etc.
  • Contributions to Council learning programs
  • Speaking Engagements on behalf of the Council
  • GSX session presentations
  • Authorship contributions on behalf of the Council
  • Attendance record at Council meetings for the past two years
  • Attendance record at Council face-to-face meetings at GSX or Leadership Exchange
  • Other recognized contributions

The winner of this award will be recognized at GSX 2019 and will receive complimentary registration, hotel accommodations, airfare reimbursement, and a special recognition plaque.
Submissions opening soon


Women in Security Global Council Karen Marquez Honors Award
This award honors a female security professional who has consistently worked for the betterment of the security industry over an extended period. Nominees should be able to demonstrate how they have supported, promoted, and inspired other women in our industry to be exceptional leaders. Nominees must be an ASIS member in good standing but do not have to be a WIS Council member. Nominees must possess a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the security industry or 10 years’ experience or equivalent with an ASIS Certification. The winner must attend GSX 2019 to receive the award. 

The winner will be recognized at a reception in their honor at GSX 2019, a special recognition plaque, and other promotional exposure.
Submissions opening soon


Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award (Security Services Council)
Each year, one security officer is recognized for outstanding service/acts in the security profession by the Security Services Council (SSC) through the Ralph Day Security Heroism Award. This award is meant for those that perform a heroic act that involves circumstances where a private security officer risks his or her life to save another person. The award nominee must be an employee of a contract security company employed as a security officer. In addition, nominees must be found to have good moral character, be in good standing with his or her employer, and not have committed any serious misdemeanors or felonies. The candidate’s nomination will be assessed against these minimum criteria:

  • Heroic or Valor Act
  • Shows initiative in his/her performance
  • Positive Attitude
  • Leader
  • Positive Contributor

The SSC will award the recipient with a monetary award and special recognition plaque. Funding will be provided by the SSC and announced mid-April.
Submissions opening soon


YP GSX Experience Award
This award recognizes three ASIS young professional volunteer members who have exhibited strong leadership in the security industry. Applicants need to be below the age of 40. The criteria for this award include age, financial need, merit, council volunteer leadership participation and prior attendance at GSX (formerly the Annual ASIS Seminar). 

The winners of the award will be recognized at GSX 2019 and will receive complimentary registration, hotel accommodations, airfare reimbursement, and a special recognition plaque.
Submissions Opening Soon


ASIS Foundation Scholarships and Grants

Application period: 1 February - 30 April 2019
Decisions Announced: 28 June, 2019

The Foundation offers a broad range of scholarships for professional certification. Following is a detailed list of what will be awarded in 2019. However, to simplify the process, applicants should complete just one certification application and they will then be considered for appropriate awards for which they are eligible.

No more than one certification scholarship will be awarded to an applicant each year. However, applicants may reapply for a scholarship the following year.

Questions?  Contact Foundation Director Beth McFarland.



Celebrate Past ASIS Award Winners

ASIS International Cup

Are you ready for a little friendly competition?

The ASIS International Cup member-get-a-member campaign challenges you to recruit new ASIS members and be rewarded with chances to win a wide range of great prizes.

By recruiting new members, not only will you help bring your colleagues the same access to valuable resources and savings, you'll compete to win the grand prize, a Global Security Exchange (GSX) event package!