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Thinking about your next mission?

Your military or law enforcement experience is a perfect fit for the security management field.

Wherever you are in your career—active duty, veteran, or transitioning to the civilian workforce—you’ll find the security management profession a place where you can continue to serve and protect. ASIS International, the leading association for security management professionals, can help ease the transition to a rewarding new career. 

  • Practical knowledge you can apply in your job
  • Globally recognized security certifications
  • A global peer network you can count on
  • Direct access to the best security jobs and career resources

Learn more about the benefits of joining our worldwide member community or download one of the brochures below.

What ASIS Certification Can Do for You

Your uniform speaks volumes about your personal strengths: discipline, leadership, teamwork.

Earning an ASIS board certification conveys your professional strengths: mastery of security principles and skills, experience, and a commitment to excellence. It helps government and military professionals:.

  • Build on previous security experience
  • Develop a proactive mindset
  • Ease the transition to a civilian career
ASIS offers four credentials:  
Associate Protection Professional (APP) Certified Professional Investigator (PCI®)
Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) Physical Security Professional (PSP®)


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.

Recognized worldwide, ASIS’ security certifications are transferable across all industry sectors and geographic borders. Professionals in more than 80 countries proudly hold one or more ASIS certifications.

"Earning a board certification was an important addition to my military experience and training. It validated my security knowledge and competency as well as opened the door to a worldwide network of peers with proven security management expertise."

~ Michael J. Allshouse, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), CPP, Director of Information Protection Air Education and Training Command.

Professional Development to Help You Succeed

Learning opportunities: from classroom and in-house training to webinars and online courses, certification prep courses, executive education programs, conferences, and more.

Career resources: post or find a security job, find a mentor, and discover how best to identify a career path that fits your skills and interests. See our Career Pathways Guide to learn more. 

ASIS Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships and grants annually to support our chapters and help security professionals achieve their career goals. Some scholarships are specifically for military and law enforcement professionals.

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Active duty law enforcement, military, and first responders can take advantage of FREE one-day admission on Wednesday to our premier annual conference, Global Security Exchange (GSX).

The complimentary one-day pass includes:

  • Wednesday’s Keynote 
  • Admission to the day’s education sessions
  • Access to the Expo featuring the latest technology and services—plus career services, free presentations, and more
  • Countless networking opportunities

For reliable intelligence, valuable peer connections, and professional development opportunities to advance your career—join ASIS today!


Reaching Your Career Potential: Why ASIS Certifications Are a Vital Professional Investment

Listen to this free, on-demand webinar to learn more about ASIS certifications. We’ll explain each of these programs—including which program is right for you—how to apply for the exams, study tips, and why employers hire those with these designations. Plus, we’ll give you the answers to our most frequently asked questions to set you up for success!