Important CPP Certification Examination Update 

Implementation of Updated CPP Exam Forms to Begin on May 16, 2016!  The Professional Certification Board (PCB) has updated the CPP study domains to ensure the exam content remains current and accurately reflects job-related activities, competency, and professional standards. ASIS International conducts a job analysis or role delineation approximately every five years. Please note that the updated exam will be administered on May 16, 2016. We ask that all regional and chapter leaders make candidates and study/review course program directors aware of the changes that will soon take effect. The board has to ensure that ALL exam content is translated and properly converted for worldwide administration via Prometric test centers. You are encouraged to contact if you have questions regarding the revised CPP exam domain content.


FAQs are posted online regarding this transition. Candidates may also view the new CPP examination domains. 


Candidates can use the current CPP reference materials to prepare for the new exam.



Anyone taking the exam on or after May 16 will be administered the new CPP test form.

Board Certifications in Security

The standard for security practitioners. Worldwide.

ASIS International has set the standards for certification in security for more than 25 years. Certification plays an important role in the security industry by identifying high professional standards. As an indicator of qualifications, certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience. It is an objective means of distinguishing highly competent security practitioners from their less experienced peers.


Events of the past decade have lead to a fundamental shift in the security landscape, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for heightened security to protect people, facilities, assets and data on a global scale. Today, more than ever before, organizations place a high degree of importance on hiring, contracting with, and promoting credentialed security practitioners.

The independent Professional Certification Board (PCB) oversees ASIS certifications. Please take a moment to read a special message from the PCB President.


ASIS administers the following certification programs:


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

Explore the core knowledge domains and assess your eligibility as you discover the rewards of ASIS board certification in this interactive, multimedia presentation.


Learn more about the benefits of certification, membership, and education for military and law enforcement professionals.