Frequently Asked Questions!

Frequently Asked Questions


1.  FAQ #1. What is ASIS International’s focus?


     -  Be the recognized leader advancing security worldwide.  Promote excellence and leadership in the security management profession.


2.  FAQ #2. What are ASIS International’s goals?


     - There are four organizational goals: accelerating digital transformation; achieving recognition for the profession; elevating the security function to influence organizational success; and serving global needs.


3.  What ASIS International certifications are available?


     -  ASIS has four certifications: Associate Protection Professional (APP), designed for initial practitioners; Physical Security Professional (PSP®); Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®); and Certified Protection Professional (CPP®).  Earning an ASIS board certification is a visible acknowledgment that one possesses a mastery of core security principles and skills essential to the best practice of security management. It shows the individual is committed to excellence, professional growth, and a code of conduct.  There are many who believe a master’s degree in security management or a graduate certification trumps an industry certification.  Industry certifications have a significant impact on career progression. 


4.  What study references do I need to pursue an ASIS certification?


     - Each certification has its own body of knowledge (BoK) and the examinations are geared to the BoK.  The ASIS protection of assets (POA) books as well as numerous ASIS guidelines and standards support the appropriate BoKs. As an example, the CPP® has seven domains ranging from Security Principles and Practices to Crisis Management.  Each has its own study guide, which will help focus a candidate’s studies.


5.  How many ASIS International chapters in North Carolina?


     - North Carolina has six chapters in Charlotte, Greensboro; Ashville, Research Triangle; Southern Pines; Fayetteville; and Wilmington.  Greater Fayetteville (#159) includes Ft Bragg proper and the surrounding counties (Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, Harnett, Bladen, and Wayne).  Recently, ASIS established the Carolina Pines Chapter (#308) to service Moore, Montgomery, and Richmond counties.


6.  What is ASIS Chapter #159 by the numbers?


     -  Current members … 39    -  Certificants … 7 with 11 total certifications


7.  Does ASIS Chapter #159 have study or review sessions for the ASIS certifications?


     -  Chapter #159 conducts periodic CPP® and APP Review sessions to support chapter member needs.  The chapter certification chair also supports coordination with other NC-based chapters for similar sessions.  Chapter #159 participates in the annual ASIS Foundation certification scholarship program. Further, there are several ASIS International scholarship opportunities.

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