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Certificate Courses

ASIS Certificate Courses to Advance Your Career

Enroll in an ASIS Certificate Course

Demonstrate your proficiency in core areas of security by taking an ASIS certificate course. By narrowly focusing on a topic, these programs help newcomers and experienced professionals alike build competencies. Unlike ASIS certifications such as the APP, CPP, PSP and PCI—which require rigorous study and recertification to stay current—ASIS certificate courses consist of a learning portion followed by a test based on information in the course. No previous knowledge of the topic is required, and at the end of the course participants will earn CPE credits.

Essentials of Facility Security Design Certificate

Facility Security
To protect assets, business and property owners must develop security measures and programs designed to counter the many risks present in today’s global environment. The systems, procedures, and processes of facility security are what prevent access to equipment and material. They also play a major role in safeguarding an organization's people and information. After completing this self-paced, online course, you'll be able to:
  • Support risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments
  • Craft functional requirements
  • Define types of construction drawings and plans
  • Explain security system training requirements
  • List system maintenance tasks

PBSV Certificate

Hiring a new employee is an important responsibility for any organization. An employer who performs preemployment background screening and vetting (PBSV) processes is more likely to bring into the organization individuals who will prove to be effective assets. Without a PBSV process, that same employer runs the risk of hiring someone who could become a significant liability.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the value of a PBSV program.
  • Identify the impacts of the legal and regulatory environments surrounding PBSV programs.
  • Identify and explain the key aspects of a well-designed program.
  • Create a job description and job application.
  • Outline the screening, vetting, and background investigation processes.

ESRM Certificate

Show your leadership in the growing practice of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) with this certificate course from ASIS International. Completely self-paced and online, the ESRM certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to advance ESRM in your organization and showcase your ability to partner with your executive team to better manage security risks.

The course takes less than four hours to complete and requires no previous experience. Elevate your career opportunities as you learn how to:

  • Explain the basic principles of ESRM
  • Identify benefits of ESRM to security practitioners and to the organization
  • Understand the components of the ESRM Cycle and how they strengthen a security practitioner’s ability to practice ESRM and its impact on the organization
  • Work as a team member to implement ESRM at an organization

CPTED Certificate

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a well-established security practice revolving around the central idea that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence and fear of crime.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Define CPTED
  • Identify CPTED principles in practice
  • Apply CPTED strategies to reduce the opportunity for crime
  • Evaluate CPTED applications

Security Risk Assessment Certificate

Risk Assessment Certificate Course

Without conducting a risk assessment, an existing security program has no foundation. The Essentials of Security Risk Assessment Certificate gives you the essential knowledge and skills to participate in a security risk assessment. This self-paced, online course provides an overview of the risk assessment process and explains how to collect data, conduct a site survey, and evaluate countermeasures. This course features exercises and aids to relate the concepts taught to your organization.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the security risk assessment process
  • Cite sources of risk
  • Understand incident reporting
  • Detail the process for a site survey
  • List criteria for evaluating countermeasures

Retail Asset Protection Certificate

Retail Asset Protection

Theft, fraud and losses from other “shrink” cost the retail industry $61.7 billion in 2019, according to the annual National Retail Security Survey. ASIS’s Essentials of Retail Asset Protection certificate program can help you do your part to reverse that trend. This self-paced, online course equips you for security roles in today’s retail environment by keeping your knowledge and skills current in these areas:

  • The Retail Environment
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Asset Protection Basics and Tools

Workplace Violence Prevention Certificate

Workplace violence is on the rise, and employers are required to provide a working environment free from recognized hazards. The Workplace Violence Prevention Certificate provides an overview of policies, processes, and protocols that organizations can adopt to help identify, assess, respond to, and mitigate threatening or intimidating behavior and violence affecting the workplace. The course guides you through prevention, and intervention and incident response.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Define the actions that constitute workplace violence
  • Spot precursors to workplace violence
  • Develop the basics of a workplace violence prevention and intervention training program

Executive Protection

The Essentials of Executive Protection Certificate is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to ensure the safety of high-threat individuals and respond to high-risk situations.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Describe types of executive protection
  • Understand the role of threat and vulnerability risk assessments in executive protection
  • Outline the advance activities

Is a Certificate the same thing as a Certification?

No, certificate programs and certifications are not the same.

Certificate programs are narrow in scope and combine education and an assessment. The assessment can only cover concepts taught in the related education program. While a certificate program may have a pre-requisite, there are no eligibility requirements. Certificates do not expire and do not require continued maintenance.

Certifications are broader in scope and assess knowledge and skills acquired from formal learning and experience. Certifications typically have requirements for eligibility and requirements for continued maintenance. 

How long does the certificate course take and what is the pricing?

The courses are self-guided and take about 3-4 hours to complete. The cost for members is $150 for each course, and non-member pricing is $225 for each course.