Which Certification will send your career to the
Next Level

An ASIS International certification offers limitless opportunities to advance in your career. Whether you’re new to the field or a security management veteran, you can find a credential that aligns with your objectives and raises your profile among our global community of security professionals.


Our four certifications are widely recognized symbols of excellence that establish your mastery. This expertise gives you an unmatched advantage in your threat-prevention strategies—and in the marketplace.


Choose a Certification

Associate Protection Professional (APP®)

The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first “rung” on the security professional’s career ladder. It is for those with 1 or more years of compensated security experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.

Certified Protection Professional (CPP®)

The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the “gold standard” for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 5-7 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®)

The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual’s knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include 3-5 years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

Physical Security Professional (PSP®)

The Physical Security Professional (PSP) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include 3-5 years of experience in the physical security field.

Self-Assessment Guide

Start with our Self-Assessment Guide ( descargar en español) to determine which exam is right for you and to assess your exam readiness.

Certification Handbook

Review the Certification Handbook ( descargar en español) for more details on policies, procedures, eligibility requirements, testing options (test center or remotely proctored exams), and fees for the ASIS certification program. It also contains the domains, tasks, and knowledge statements for all four of our certifications.