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Certified Protection Professional

For years the world has recognized a need for competent professionals who can effectively manage complex security issues that threaten people and the assets of corporations, governments, and public and private institutions. As the emphasis on protecting people, property, and information increases, it has strengthened the demand for professional managers. To meet these needs, the ASIS International administers the Certified Protection Professional program.

Nearly 10,000 professionals have earned the designation of CPP™. This group of professionals has demonstrated its competency in the areas of security solutions and best-business practices through an intensive qualification and testing program. As a result, these men and women have been awarded the coveted designation of CPP™, and are recognized as proven leaders in their profession.

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Physical Security Professional

Today’s employers want highly-trained professionals who have solid, hands-on experience with both current and emerging security technologies and solutions. This means that there are multiple areas in which physical security specialists must be knowledgeable.

The physical security certification will separate those who have this technical background from those who do not, giving them that professional edge.

The physical security examination is targeted to security professionals whose primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys; design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures, and people; or install, operate, and maintain those systems. The test consists of multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge, and skills in:

  • Physical Security Assessment
  • Selection of Integrated Physical Security Measures
  • Implementation of Physical Security Measures

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Professional Certified Investigator

Employers, whether in private business or in public law enforcement, demand finely-honed investigative skills and more thorough case management.

The new investigations certification will help employers identify those professionals who have the specific, in-depth competency and knowledge required not only to get the job done – but to get it done right.

The investigations examination is targeted to security professional whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations. It consists of multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge, and skills in:

  • Case Management
  • Evidence Collection
  • Case Presentation

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Associate Protection Professional

ASIS developed this certification program to provide the first “rung” on the security manager’s career ladder. It is intended for those with one to four years of security management experience. Earning the APP will show your colleagues and supervisor that you have mastered the four domains of this APP:

  1. Security Fundamentals
  2. Business Operations
  3. Risk Management
  4. Response Management

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