ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.
With membership and chapters around the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry’s most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Center for the industry’s most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to the intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise.
The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation is intended for those with 1-4 years of security management experience. The exam measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management. Those who earn the APP are ASIS board certified in security management fundamentals.
The gold standard for more than 40 years, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP® ) credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and management skills in seven key domains of security. Earning a CPP provides independent confirmation of your ability to assume leadership responsibilities and effectively manage broad security concerns. Those who earn the CPP are ASIS board-certified in security management.
The Physical Security Professional (PSP® ) credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Earning a PSP demonstrates your expertise in conducting physical security surveys to identify vulnerabilities and performing cost analysis for the selection of integrated physical security measures. In addition, it confirms your specialized knowledge in systems procurement, final acceptance testing, and implementation procedures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS board certified in physical security.
The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI® ) credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Earning a PCI provides independent confirmation of 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. Those who earn the PCI are ASIS board-certified in investigations.