Greetings Security Professionals,

Increase your earning potential

ASIS certification offers financial benefits.  The annual Security Management U.S. Salary Survey consistently shows that certification positively impacts security manager salaries.

Enjoy worldwide recognition

ASIS certifications help you stand out and better market yourself to prospective employers.  Part of that marketability comes from the prestige of ASIS certifications.  ASIS has provided security certifications for 36 years, and out CPP certification was the first designed specifically for security managers.

Eligibility Requirements

Nine years of security work experience, with at least three of those years in responsible charge of a security function - or - A bachelor degree or higher and seven years of security work experience, with at least 3 of those years in responsible charge of a security function.

About the CPP Exam

The CPP exam consists of 200 scored multiple-choice and may contain 25 "pre-test" (unscored) questions randomly distributed throughout the exam for a total of 225 questions.  The time allowed takes into consideration the review of the pre-test items.

The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in eight broad domains that have been identified by CPPs as the major areas involved in security management.  All exam questions come from official reference books.  No question on the exam are taken from any other source.

CPP Exam Domains

Security Principlas and Practices     (19%)

Business Principals and Practices    (11%)

Investigations                                   (10%)

Personnel Security                           (12%)

Physical Security                              (25%)

Information Security                         (08%)

Crisis Management                          (08%)

Legal Aspects                                   (07%)

The Certified Protection Professional credential provides demonstratable proof of knowledge and management skills in eight key domains of security.  Those who earn the CPP as ASIS board-certified in security management.  ASIS International is dedicated to ensuring the Certified Protection professional designation is highly regarded throughout the world.  The rigor of the process and the evaluation of candidates are critical in maintaining this prestige.  There are no shortcuts and no easy ways to prepare.  candidates must work diligently and with purpose to succeed.

PSP Classroom Review

     The PSP Review is primarily designed for PSP candidates. Others who may find the program useful include security practitioners who want to review fundamental concepts of security, managers who have recently assumed security responsibilities, and individuals seeking more information about the security industry.

     Experienced instructors walk you step-by-step through a review of the relevant body of knowledge. You will identify areas of strength and weakness so you confidently know where you should focus your study. In addition, you will network and learn from peers, as well as benefit from face time with board certified instructors.

     The PSP Review covers three major areas of security management:

  • Physical Security Assessment
  • Application, Design, and Integration of Physical Security Systems
  • Implementation of Physical Security Measures

Strengthen your understanding of key concepts and practices tested on the exam.

Identify strengths to build on and areas that may require additional preparation.

Gain valuable insights into how to apply your knowledge to the exam.

Build relationships and share study tips with others preparing for their board certification.

Learn proven test-taking strategies.

Leave with handouts useful in developing your own study plan.

Is the PSP right for you?