ASIS Board Certification


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Find out how ASIS board certification can enhance your ability to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Raise your profile and broaden your exposure by earning your CPP, PCI, or PSP.

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ASIS Board Certification

  1. 1. Board Certification by February 2010
  2. 2. Why Certification? <ul><li>If you want to… </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate your in-depth knowledge and technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>gain instant professional credibility </li></ul><ul><li>advance your career </li></ul><ul><li>start head and shoulders above the competition </li></ul><ul><li>… you need to be certified </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Certification? <ul><li>signifies that the individual is board certified </li></ul><ul><li>presents immediate credibility / demonstration of competence </li></ul><ul><li>provides objective measurement across types of organizations and across international borders. </li></ul>Certification:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Stringent eligibility standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and/or work requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success on comprehensive examination* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory recertification </li></ul></ul>Why Certification?
  5. 5. Certification Benefits <ul><li>To Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Competence designation </li></ul><ul><li>Career enhancement / Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Skills development </li></ul>
  6. 6. Certification Benefits <ul><li>To Individuals (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased value / Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated commitment </li></ul><ul><li>High professional and ethical standards </li></ul><ul><li>Personal achievement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Certification Benefits <ul><li>To Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Profile of a Certified Employee: </li></ul><ul><li>Professionally competent </li></ul><ul><li>High ethical standards </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated expertise </li></ul><ul><li>International networking </li></ul><ul><li>Self-motivated and committed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Future <ul><li>The next 10-20 years: </li></ul><ul><li>Changing structure of the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing importance of certification </li></ul><ul><li>Employers seeking evidence of competence </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization of many industries </li></ul><ul><li>Growing need for transportable skill sets </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Future <ul><li>The next 10-20 years: </li></ul><ul><li>Increased attention by federal / state governments to importance of certifying professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Need for government intervention diminishes if industry sets competency benchmarks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our Future <ul><li>Signs of Broad Government Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning with ASIS to make </li></ul><ul><li>certification a priority include: </li></ul><ul><li>United States and Canada: </li></ul><ul><li>NRO (National Reconnaissance Office – DoD & CIA) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><li>IRS physical security section </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Commerce (Anti-Terrorism Division) </li></ul><ul><li>International (new initiatives): </li></ul><ul><li>Air Force, law-enforcement and special anti-crime units in the Caribbean/Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Government and private commercial entities in Africa </li></ul>
  11. 11. Groundbreaking Approvals <ul><li>SAFETY Act </li></ul><ul><li>ASIS is the FIRST professional society to receive the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Support of Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act approvals. </li></ul><ul><li>Approvals issued for Certification and Guidelines programs </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that the threat of liability does not deter manufactures of anti-terrorism technologies (certificants and their employers) from developing and commercializing new products that could significantly reduce the risk or effects of terrorist events (provides protection against legal suits brought about by acts of terrorism) </li></ul><ul><li>ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>The standard sets the basis for recognition of the coveted ASIS certification programs and this in turn facilitates acceptance at the national and international levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Certifies that the Certification Process is of world class quality </li></ul><ul><li>Protects the organization against any legal suits based on quality standards </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT PROCESS © Professional Examination Service 2010
  13. 13. THE EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT PROCESS © Professional Examination Service 2010
  14. 14. THE EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT PROCESS © Professional Examination Service 2010
  15. 16. Certified Protection Professional <ul><li>The CPP designation is for security professionals with: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced knowledge of security management (both Security and Business Principles and Practices) </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiencies in: </li></ul><ul><li>Security Principles & Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Business Principles & Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel Security </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Security </li></ul><ul><li>Information Security </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Aspects </li></ul>
  16. 17. CPP Description <ul><li>13,500+ professionals have earned the CPP designation; currently over 6,000 CPPs globally active </li></ul><ul><li>Current CPP Counts as of January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>CPP earned through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive testing </li></ul></ul>Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Count 6,353 6,009 5,604 5,281 5,150
  17. 18. CPP Examination Content <ul><li>Based on Role Delineation Study </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys statistical sample of CPPs approximately every four-five years </li></ul><ul><li>Presents major areas of responsibility (domains) of security manager; specific work-related tasks associated with each domain; knowledge and skills necessary to perform tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks evaluated on importance level, frequency scale, and potential for harm (if not performed) </li></ul><ul><li>Results define work-related activities of a CPP used to determine exam specifications (e.g., percentages of test questions) and influence eligibility requirements </li></ul>
  18. 19. CPP Description <ul><li>Currently 6,000+ CPPs globally </li></ul><ul><li>CPP earned through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive testing </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. CPP Eligibility <ul><li>Three (3) years in a responsible charge security position plus one of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Nine (9) years security experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or Work Experience and Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s Degree plus seven (7) years security experience </li></ul>
  20. 21. CPP Eligibility <ul><li>“ Responsible Charge” Defined </li></ul><ul><li>Individual exercises charge in a supervisory position that is responsible for independent decisions and actions </li></ul><ul><li>Makes decisions for successful completion of objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates effective use of appropriate methods and techniques without directions from superiors </li></ul>
  21. 22. Recent and Upcoming CPP Activities <ul><li>Updated job analysis completed in March 2009 – a job analysis is to update knowledge and domain areas; ensure exams are current and accurately reflects job-related activities </li></ul><ul><li>Revised exam construction in September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Publish revised CPP exam in June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>View revised domains and content online: </li></ul>
  22. 24. Professional Certified Investigator <ul><li>The PCI designation is for investigators with: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced skills in conducting investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiencies in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case presentation </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. PCI Exam Content The PCI examination consists of multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge and skills in subjects identified, by professional investigators, as the major areas involved in this field.
  24. 26. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Two (2) years in a case management investigations position plus one of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Five (5) years investigations experience </li></ul><ul><li>A high school diploma or GED equivalent </li></ul>
  25. 27. Recent and Upcoming PCI Activities <ul><li>Updated job analysis completed in March 2009 – a job analysis is to update knowledge and domain areas; ensure exams are current and accurately reflects job-related activities </li></ul><ul><li>Revised exam construction in September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Publish revised PCI exam in June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to for revised domains and content </li></ul>
  26. 29. Physical Security Professional <ul><li>The PSP designation is for professionals with: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced skills in conducting physical security surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiencies in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The selection and implementation of integrated physical security measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The installation, testing, and maintenance of security systems </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. PSP Exam Content The PSP examination consists of multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge and skills in subjects identified, by physical security professionals, as the major areas involved in this field.
  28. 31. Eligibility Requirements <ul><li>Candidates wishing to take the PSP examination must first satisfy the following requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>High school diploma or GED equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Five (5) years of experience in physical security </li></ul>
  29. 32. Recent and Upcoming PSP Activities <ul><li>Conduct a job analysis December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Final report due June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Exam construction late summer/early fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Publish revised PSP exam May 2011 </li></ul>
  30. 33. Computer-Based Testing (CBT) <ul><li>Application and Exam Fees: </li></ul><ul><li>$300 – members </li></ul><ul><li>$450 – non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Retesting Fee: </li></ul><ul><li>$200 – members and non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of CBT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available to candidates worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate score report upon completion of exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candidate decides when and where to take exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*The application processing portion of the fee ($100) is non-refundable. If candidates are found to be ineligible for the examination, only the remainder will be refunded. </li></ul>Exam Fees for CPP, PCI and PSP
  31. 34. Recertification <ul><li>3-year Recertification Term </li></ul><ul><li>Recertification demonstrates commitment to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous process of learning and professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A method of assessing continued professional competency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining proficiency and credibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASIS Uses the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) System </li></ul><ul><li>The following CPEs are required for recertification: 60 for CPP and 45 for PCI and PSP </li></ul><ul><li>Recertification fees are the same for all programs: $60 for members and $80 for non-members </li></ul>
  32. 35. Questions? <ul><li>Patrick C. Bishop, CPP, President </li></ul><ul><li>Christina M. S. Duffey, CPP, Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Kenneth Freeman, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Keith C. Blowe, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Christina M. S. Duffey, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Cheryl D. Elliott, CPP, PCI </li></ul><ul><li>James W. Ellis, CPP, PSP </li></ul><ul><li>Alfredo Iturriaga, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Sheila D. Johnson, CPP, PSP </li></ul><ul><li>Keith L. Kambic, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Richard F. Lisko, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Roger B. Maslen, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Murray D. Mills, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>David J. Moitzheim, CPP, PCI, PSP </li></ul><ul><li>Owen J. Monaghan, CPP </li></ul><ul><li>Allan R. Wick, CPP, PSP </li></ul>Meet the Professional Certification Board
  33. 36. Questions? <ul><li>Heather Trusty </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Program Director </li></ul><ul><li>Allison Barton </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Ada Ausberry </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Certification Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Iris Casco </li></ul><ul><li>Certificant Services Coordinator - Recertification </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Murphy </li></ul><ul><li>Examination Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Erica Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>To reach a certification staff member, type first and last name ( </li></ul>Certification Program Staff