A Look at Three ASIS Certification Options

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An expert in corporate security, Emblez Longoria uses his experience as a senior security consultant at Verizon Communication in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Also board certified in security management and training, Emblez Longoria is heavily involved with ASIS International, where he served on the professional certification board.

ASIS International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1955 to represent the interests of the security profession. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, ASIS supports security professionals on an international scale and provides a broad set of services that range from advocacy to educational and certification programs.

Certifications have been administered by ASIS since 1977. They include the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and the Physical Security Professional (PSP). Each certification is internationally accredited. The CPP certification represents board certification in security management, while the PCI represents board certification in investigations. Lastly, the PSP certification represents board certification in physical security. For additional information on these certification programs, visit www.asisonline.org.

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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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