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ASIS Foundation and Military Liaison Council to Award Full Certification Scholarships

In an effort to provide the means for men and women within military service around the world to enhance their professional development in the security profession, the ASIS Foundation and the ASIS International Military Liaison Council have established a certification scholarship program for active-service military ASIS members to pursue ASIS board certification. The certification scholarship, created in 2012, provides all expenses associated with the application, preparation (online review), and testing for the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), or the Physical Security Professional (PSP) credentials. 

"This scholarship opportunity recognizes the outstanding work of our active duty military ASIS members, while supporting their efforts to pursue and enhance their development in the security profession with an ASIS certification," states Dr. Linda Florence, Ph.D., CPP, president of the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees.

The CPP, PCI, and PSP credentials are recognized worldwide as the standard for professional competency in the security profession by both public and private sector organizations. For military professionals planning to leave the public sector, ASIS certifications provide a way to build on previous security experience, develop a proactive orientation, and transition to a successful career in the private sector.

Funding for professional certification varies greatly among the military services, and likewise, from nation to nation around the world. In many instances, the military member is required to personally cover a significant portion of the application, preparation, and exam expenses, which can be a tremendous financial burden.

According to Joseph L. Rector, CPP, PCI, PSP, chair of the ASIS Military Liaison Council Certification Scholarship Committee, "This is the third year of our great partnership with the ASIS Foundation."We awarded three scholarships in 2012 and four in 2013... We hope to be able to offer more for 2014."

Applications must be received by June 24. for full details.