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ASIS News: Supply Chain Report and Recertification Update


The Research Council of the ASIS Foundation has released the latest addition to its series of Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports, Situational Crime Prevention and Supply Chain Security. The report focuses on situational crime prevention in domestic and international supply chains. Its author, Harald Haelterman Ph.D., has created a reference guide on introducing a situational crime prevention program to a business environment.  

Haelterman presents an approach in six consecutive stages, emphasizing the importance of addressing challenges early and focusing on the selection of alternative measures to mitigate identified risks. While the approach is illustrated in a transportation and logistics environment, it is equally applicable to other industries, the public sector, and to virtually any type of criminal or disruptive behavior.

A PDF version of this report can be downloaded for free from the ASIS Foundation’s homepage at Hard copies can be purchased at the same site or through the ASIS Store at $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Launched in 2008, CRISP reports provide practical, research-based solutions to help security professionals effectively tackle a range of security issues. The ASIS International Research Council invites experts in specialized aspects of security to present their views on a specific security concern. The reports provide concise summaries of available research and offer best practices, which readers can integrate into existing or future programs.

CRISP reports are sister publications to those produced by Community Ori­ented Policing Services (COPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice. COPS reports, which can be accessed at, focus on policing, while CRISP reports focus on security.

The Research Council welcomes new ideas and research proposals. Persons interested in writing a CRISP report can find guidance under the Foundation Research link at


Recently, the ASIS International Professional Certification Board (PCB) reviewed the recertification program with the goal of streamlining the process and ensuring that the benefits of professional development are widespread and reflect the needs of all security professionals.  After careful consideration, the PCB decided to standardize the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for all designations. 

The change will require all ASIS certification holders—Certified Protection Professionals®, Physical Security Professionals®, and Professional Certified Investigators®—to earn 60 CPEs every three years. The new policy will take effect on January 1. A detailed  guide to the change, available under the Certification tab on the ASIS Web site,, is available in both English and Spanish.

In general, CPE credits can be earned in eight categories: membership, edu­cation, instructor, author, volunteer service, certification program, public service, and other accomplishments. In this last category, for example, the PCB may consider special activities related to security or business management fields, as described in the domains of each examination, as eligible for credits. The PCB will determine whether any points will be awarded based on the scope of the activity and other relevant factors. 

Overall, the change provides certified professionals with more opportunities and diversified options for their continuing education to be on par with their work experience. The standardization also eliminates the need for multiple designation holders to maintain different CPE guidelines for each certification.
For more information, visit the Certification page of ASIS’s Web site,