The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation is awarded to experienced security practitioners who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge and management skills in eight key areas of security. Those who have earned the CPP are ASIS board-certified in security management.
Established in 1977, the CPP is widely acknowledged as the highest recognition of security professionals. The credential is given to individuals who have demonstrated expertise in security management principles, concepts, technology and best practices. The designation provides independent confirmation of a practitioner's ability to assume leadership responsibilities and address broad security concerns.
Candidates wishing to take the CPP examination must first satisfy the following requirements:
- Nine (9) years of security experience, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in responsible charge of a security function;
- An earned Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education and seven (7) years of security experience, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in responsible charge of a security function.
- Be employed full-time in a security-related organisation
- Not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
- Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
- Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.
Note: Documentation for education is not needed for the CPP and PSP certifications if eligibility requirements based on years of experience are met. If education is used, the Certification Program office must receive a copy of your transcripts before you are considered eligible to test.