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New CPP Exam to Begin February 2016

To ensure that the CPP exam content remains current and accurately reflects job-related activities, competencies, and professional standards, ASIS conducts a job analysis (or role delineation) approximately every five years. This process has led to the updating of the domains, tasks, and knowledge areas comprising the CPP test content outline. These changes will not take effect until February 2016.

Summary of the results of the job analysis

  • The new CPP exam will be comprised of universal test forms to be administered internationally—there are no country specific references to codes or laws.
  • There are now 7 domains of study with adjusted weights. The stand-alone legal domain is interspersed amongst other domains such as Business Principles and Practices, Investigations and Personnel Security.
  • Other changes include the modification of tasks to be reflective of current terms and addition of knowledge statements that are new or more concise.

On the website, the PCB has provided the updated exam domains highlighting changes in required skills, tasks, and knowledge content. In addition, related FAQs are also available to learn more about the job analysis process. Candidates should ensure they are aware of the changes.

The certification department will contact all current candidates approved to test, including those whose exam eligibility date ends beyond February 2016. They will be alerted so that they have adequate preparation time to test and retest.

Exam questions will continue to be sourced from Protection of Assets (POA) and selected ASIS Standards and Guidelines. Please contact the certification department should you have any questions or concerns regarding the implementation of the new test.