For years, the world has recognized a need for competent professionals who can effectively manage complex security issues that threaten the people and the assets of corporations, governments, and public and private institutions. As the emphasis on the protection of people, property, and information has increased, it has made the demand for professional security practitioners even more necessary and important. To meet this mandate, ASIS International administers the following certification programs:

Certified Protection Professional (CPP) – This certification affirms individuals who have demonstrated competency in all areas constituting security management.

Physical Security Professional (PSP) – The PSP designation is the certification intended for those individuals whose primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys, design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures, and people, or install, operate, and maintain those systems. Professional 

Certified Investigator (PCI) – This is a specialty certification demonstrating in depth knowledge and experience in case management, investigative techniques and procedures, and case preparation.

Why Get Certified?

The simple answer is that to remain as competitive as possible, you must be certified! The bar has been raised in the security profession, and employers, contractors, governments, and even individual clients are now taking additional steps and researching to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in the business. Professional certifications from ASIS International offer them another screening tool --- one that has the backing and the credibility of the preeminent professional security society in the world.

Certification Eligibility

Applicants who wish to take the CPP or PSP examination must satisfy certain security and/or education requirements:

Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

Must have nine years of security experience, at least three of those years in responsible charge of a security function; or must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and seven years of security experience at least three of those years in responsible charge of a security function.

Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Must have five years of experience in the physical security field and must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)

Must have 5 years of investigations experience, including at least 2 years in case management, and must posses a high school diploma of GED equivalent.