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. Employers and clients want to know they are hiring or working with the most knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in the business. Professional certifications from ASIS International offer them a screening tool, backed by the preeminent professional security society in the world.

Certification Eligibility

Applicants who wish to sit for the CPP, PSP or CPI examinations must be experienced and satisfy certain educational requirements

Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

Why Apply for the CPP?

The Certified Protection Professional (CPP?) is considered the “gold standard” certification for security management professionals and demonstrates your knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals.

What's on the Exam?

The CPP exam consists of 200 scored multiple-choice questions and may contain 25 randomly distributed pre-test (unscored) questions for a total of up to 225 questions. The four hours allowed takes into consideration the review of pre-test items. The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in seven broad domains that have been identified by CPPs as the major areas involved in security management.

Eligibility

Nine (9) years of security experience*, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in responsible charge* of a security function or Earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education and have seven (7) years of security experience*, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in responsible charge* of a security function.

In Addition:
  • Be employed full-time in a security-related role
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
  • Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
  • Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.

Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Why Apply for the PSP?

The Physical Security Professional (PSP?) credential demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.

What's on the Exam?

The PSP exam consists of 125 scored multiple-choice questions and may also contain 15 randomly distributed pre-test (unscored) questions for a total of up to 140 questions. The 2.5 hours allowed takes into consideration review of pre-test items. The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in three broad domains that have been identified by PSPs as the major areas involved in physical security management.

Eligibility

Four years of progressive experience in the physical security* field and possess a Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education or have Six years of progressive experience in the physical security* field and a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree.

In addition:
  • Be employed full-time in a security-related role
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
  • Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
  • Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)

Why Apply for the PCI?

Earning a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI?) designation provides independent confirmation of your specialized skills in security investigations, including case evaluation and review of options for case management strategies. It validates your ability to collect information through the effective use of surveillance, interviews, and interrogations.

What's on the Exam?

The PCI examination consists of 125 scored multiple-choice questions and may also contain 15 randomly distributed pre-test (unscored) questions for a total of up to 140 questions. The 2.5 hours allowed takes into consideration the review of pre-test items. The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in three primary domains that have been identified by professional investigators as required areas of competency in this field.

Eligibility

Five years of investigations experience, including at least two years in case management* and a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

In addition:
  • Be employed full-time in a security-related role
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
  • Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
  • Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.

Want to learn more?

Visit the ASIS International Web Site for certification information and exam registration.


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