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Certifications

by ASIS International

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.

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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.

Security professionals said about CPP:

'The ASIS CPP is the golden standard to demonstrate industry knowledge worldwide. Since it is based more on practical knowledge it compliments the more theory-based qualifications, and I like to have it besides my UK academic qualifications and professional trainings, since I work with partners and clients both from Europe and oversees.'

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Lajos Kovács CPP

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'As security professionals, we must adopt with constantly and rapidly changing corporate environment and global challenges. Our network and our knowledge are the most valuable  powers we can rely on, and this is why I chose ASIS and CPP. The organisation provides networking opportunities with hundreds of peers from all over the world, while CPP grants a real competitive advantage on a very confined labour market. If you want to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge, you do not need to collect different certificates, just have CPP and keep it shiny. Learning always pays off.'

Sándor Szabó

J.D. CPP CSMP

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.

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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.

'How I became a certified Associate Protection Professional?

At my previous Employer every year we had a budget to spend on trainings and every year we didn’t really used it, just participated in the given online trainings. However, in 2018 I got stuck – I didn’t want to do one more MS Excel training I knew I wouldn’t use to its extent, or another communication training where we could repeat what I already knew and used. Being part of a major international company has its perks, e.g. meeting people from different parts of the world.
 

So, I started to search online what I could use and from which training could I benefit from on the long run and came up with a few ideas. Same time I looked at my peers and their professional development and tried to find out what they did to achieve their goals. This is how I came across one of my peers’ official signature which contained CPP, PCI, PSP certified by ASIS. I was intrigued, I checked out the ASIS website, looked at the options and reached out to Kristiina. It turned out she knew a lot about the certifications, she encouraged me to take the APP one – that time I only had 3 years of experience in the security field, also it was a mixture of 2-3 fields, therefore it looked like an ideal choice to me.

APP is pretty much a mixture of Information Security, Physical Security, Business Continuity and Risk Management fields, including Business Operations – a quiet wide range with the opportunity to explore further what exactly excites one and how someone wants to proceed in his / her career in the future.
 

3 years passed and I still think it was a wise choice – I learnt a lot of things I wouldn’t be able to learn otherwise, like how you calculate net revenue – and also if your goal to work outside of Hungary – Western Europe or North-America – ASIS and its certifications are quite a good measurer in a recruitment process where you are exactly in your professional development.'

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Tímea Kusztos

APP

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.

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