The Certified Protection Professional Program

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Certified Protection Professional
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Highly trained and experienced in safeguarding corporate assets, Emblez Longoria serves Verizon Communications as a senior security consultant. Emblez Longoria also contributes his expertise to ASIS International, where he has written content for their Certified Protection Professional (CPP) program.

Qualifications for this internationally-recognized credential include nine years of experience in supervisory or independent decision-making roles. Holding a college degree reduces the job-time requirement to seven years. The CPP is considered crucial to finding individuals who are qualified for executive-level positions.

The examination has 200 multiple-choice questions in eight subject areas; an additional 25 non-scored pretest questions may also be added. The test will soon be reorganized into seven domains. Some of the new categories are: security principles and practices, business applications, investigations, personal and physical security, and crisis management.

Holders of the CPP must receive new training in order to stay current. Every three years, they must recertify in subjects ranging from volunteer work and public service to publications and continuing education.

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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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