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ASIS Cleveland Chapter

~ Advancing Security in Northeast Ohio ~
(formerly American Society for Industrial Security)

 General Review: 10-26-2015


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Professional Security Certifications ASIS

 Three types of professional security certifications...  Why get certified?


Certified Protection Professional


Certified Protection Professional (CPP)  - This certification designates individuals who have demonstrated competency in all areas constituting security management.

  • For individuals with extensive experience in security management.

  • The credential most often held by top-level security executives.

  • The average CPP earns 16% more than his or her non-certified security management counterpart.


  • 7-9 years security work experience, 3 years in responsible charge of a security function

  • Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution

  • No prior conviction of any criminal offense


Professional Certified Investigator


Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) - Holders of the PCI certification have demonstrated education and/or experience in the fields of case management, evidence collection, and case presentation.


  • For those with expertise in case management, evidence collection, and case presentation.

  • A variety of businesses—from multinational manufacturers to the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain—have adopted the PCI as part of their development programs for loss prevention managers.



  • 5 years investigation work experience, 2 years in case management

  • No prior conviction of any criminal offense




Physical Security Professional   

Physical Security Professional (PSP) Physical Security Professional (PSP)
- The PSP designation is the certification for those 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.


  • For individuals with expertise in conducting threat surveys; designing integrated security systems; or installing, operating, and maintaining such systems.

  • Facility managers, systems providers, defense contractors, and many others have found the PSP right for them.


  • 4 years progressive physical security work experience, Bachelor's degree or higher


  • 6 years progressive physical security work experience, high school diploma, GED, or Associates Degree

  • No prior conviction of any criminal offense (applies to either)

If you are a member of the ASIS CLEVELAND Chapter feel free to contact us for information.

Our congratulations go out to some of the latest Cleveland Chapter professionals to achieve the coveted professional certification

Thomas M. Harter, CPP,
Resident Agent in Charge, Northern Ohio
Department of Homeland Security, DHS Investigations


Anthony (Tony) J. Macisco, CPP - Certified Protection Professional
V.P., Operations Manager, Protection Services
Currently with the Densus Group


Michael E. Rinicella, CPP - Certified Protection Professional
Corporate Security Manager, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.


Notes:  Please contact the Chair regarding local reviews and materials. Certified Professionals, Note - previous change in Recertification:  click here > Recertification


Why Get Certified?


The simple answer is that to remain as competitive as possible today you must be certified. The bar has been raised in the security profession and employers, contractors, governments, and even clients are now taking additional steps to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the business. Professional certifications from ASIS International offer them another screening tool -- one that has the backing and credibility of the preeminent professional society in the world for those who are responsible for security.

Every profession requires specialized skills. Not every employer knows that you have those skills. In short, certification is an investment in your career, your livelihood, your future.


If you want...

  • To demonstrate your advanced knowledge in security management

  • To gain instant professional credibility

  • To advance your career

  • To stand head and shoulders above the competition

  • To increase your earnings potential

Change in Recertification


Subject: Important PCB Update Regarding Recertification Credits

For Certified Professionals (CPP, PCI, PSP)


The PCB (Professional Certification Board) is now requiring that 50% of credits in a term come from education-related activities.  For your convenience, we have posted a letter which contains the full details of this recertification update and its implementation on the website in both Spanish and English.

Please go to www.asisonline.org  regarding current standards.





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