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ASIS Awards First Associate Protection Professional (APP) Certifications

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Alexandria, VA (May 13, 2019)ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, is pleased to announce the inaugural group of 150+ individuals to hold its new Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification after successfully passing the beta exam.

ASIS certifications have long been recognized as the mark of excellence in security management. The APP joins the association’s three other globally-esteemed certifications—the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®), and Physical Security Professional (PSP®).

Developed to meet the needs of new and transitioning security professionals entering the field, the APP serves as the first rung on a security manager’s career leader. Earning the APP demonstrates an individual possesses a solid understanding of knowledge and skills required in security management, including:

  • Security management fundamentals
  • Business operations
  • Risk management
  • Response management

"I am incredibly gratified to congratulate the first batch of APP certificants,” says William Moisant, CPP, PSP, president, ASIS Professional Certification Board (PCB). “Developing the APP was a huge undertaking, and the PCB is truly grateful for the commitment of everyone involved. I look forward to the APP joining the CPP, PCI, and PSP certifications as the security industry’s stamp of professionalism across the globe.”

The APP is designed for those with 1-4 years of security management experience, including those who transition into security careers from military and law enforcement careers. Applications are now being accepted.

For more information about the APP and other three ASIS certifications, visit


About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at