Why Earn an
ASIS Certification?

Credibility. Influence. Opportunity

Earning an ASIS board certification is a visible acknowledgment that you possess a mastery of core security principles and skills essential to the best practice of security management. It shows you are committed to excellence, professional growth, and a code of conduct.

The Value of an ASIS Certification

Enjoy personal satisfaction and professional achievement by:

The Value of an ASIS Certification to Your Employer

Ready to achieve your professional and personal best? Choose the certification that's right for you. Follow these 4 easy steps to get you started.

Step 1

Choose a certification

Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the “gold standard” for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 5-7 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)

The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include 3-5 years of experience in the physical security field.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCIⓇ)

The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual’s knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include 3-5 years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

Associate Protection Professional (APP)

The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first “rung” on the security manager’s career ladder. It is for those with 1-3 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.

Step 2

Read the Handbook & Self-Assessment Guide

Certification Handbook

Review all the policies and procedures you’ll need to follow to apply, study, and sit for each exam, including familiarizing yourself with the exam contents for each program.

Self-Assessment Guide

Assess your readiness for each of the certification programs. Use this tool to help you decide which exam is right for you and to set your study plans.

Step 3

Apply for Certification

You've made the right decision to let ASIS help you reach your career goals and reach new heights in professional excellence. To make the application process quick and easy, have the following items handy prior to starting.

Step 4

The Exam

Congratulations! Your application was approved.

  • ASIS exams are offered year-round at Prometric test centers or on your own computer using Prometric’s ProProctor remote proctoring tool. You may schedule your exam online (preferred) or by phone. Once ASIS approves your application, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule your exam.

  • We encourage candidates to refer to our recommended reading materials when studying for the exam. We also offer both classroom and online review courses.

  • Learn what to expect on exam day and when you will receive your results.

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