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Standards & Guidelines

As an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization we develop standards and guidelines to serve the needs of security practitioners in today’s evolving and demanding global environment. 

Development of each standard and guideline is carried out through technical committees comprised of volunteers who have an interest in the topic(s) covered. 

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Recently Updated Standard:

Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations-Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1)

PSC.1 Cover ASIS International is pleased to announce the reaffirmation of Management System for Quality of Private Security Company OperationsRequirements with Guidance

Consistent with ANSI requirements, the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 Standard was evaluated by a technical committee comprised of industry users and managers, producers and service providers, as well as government, academia, and other interested stakeholders to consider possible changes based on applicable laws, regulations, international agreements, and/or other factors impacting the standard's use. Reaffirmation signifies that no substantive changes to the standard were necessary.  

The PSC.1 Standard establishes a mechanism for private security providers and their clients to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to the principles outlined in the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers and the Montreux Document.

ASIS Members are entitled to one (1) free download of each standard and guideline—a $2,400 member benefit.

The free member download is for personal use only; not for resale. No part of the publication may be copied, reproduced, duplicated or distributed, in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.

Published Standards

Auditing Management Systems: Risk, Resilience, Security, and Continuity - Guidance for Application (SPC.2)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($149.00 value)

Chief Security Officer - An Organizational Model (CSO)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($81.00 value)

Investigations
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($193.00 value)

Manag​ement System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations-Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) ​​Revised
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($165.00 value​)

Maturity Model for the Phased Implementation of a Quality Assurance Management System for Private Security Service Providers (PSC.3)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

Quality Assurance and Security Management for Private Security Companies Operating at Sea—Guidance (PSC.4)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($149.00 value)

Risk Assessment (RA)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($107.00 value)

Security and Resilience in Organizations and thei​r Supply Chains - Requirements with Guidance (ORM.1)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($135.00 value)

*This Standard replaces Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems--Requirements with Guidance for Use (SPC.1) and Business Continuity Management Standard (BCM)

​​Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection (PAP)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($142.00 value)

Supply Chain Risk Management: A Compilation of Best Practices (SCRM)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($193.00 value)

Workplace Violence Pre​vention and Intervention Standard (WVPI.1)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($117.00 value)

Learn more about the process of developing standards

ASIS Standards Development Process

The Quick Reference Guide describes how Standards and Guidelines are developed from the perspective of a committee member and/or interested party.

ASIS Standards Development Procedures

ASIS Standards Procedures describes the requirements to which ASIS adheres when developing its ANSI standards.

 

Published Guidelines

Business Continuity Guideline: A Practical Approach for Emergency Preparedness, Crisis Management, and Disaster Recovery (BC)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($88.00 value)

Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline (FPSM)
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*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

General Security Risk Assessment Guideline (GSRA)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($72.00 value)

Information Asset Protection Guideline (IAP)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($88.00 value)

Preemployment Background Screening Guideline (PBS)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

Private Security Officer Selection and Training Guideline (PSO)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($68.00 value)

Trusted Information Provider Annex: A Supplement to the ASIS Preemployment Background Screening Guideline (PBSS)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($74.00 value)

Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Guideline (WPV)
Purchase: Softcover
*ASIS MemberFree download ($92.00 value)

​​​Commission on Standards & Guidelines

The work of preparing standards and guidelines is carried out through the ASIS Standards and Guidelines Committees and governed by the Commission on Standards and Guidelines. The Commission ensures the development process is voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based, utilizing the knowledge, experience, and expertise of ASIS membership, security professionals, and the global security profession.

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