A Look at ASIS International’s Certification Offerings

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Certified Protection Professional
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For over 15 years, Emblez Longoria has served as a senior security consultant for Verizon Communications in New Jersey. Over the course of his career, Emblez Longoria has earned several security certifications, including the Physical Security Professional and Certified Protection Professional certifications from ASIS International. He also served on the group’s Professional Certification Board.

Dedicated to advancing security worldwide, ASIS International offers four certification programs for professionals working in the security industry. Earning an ASIS credential validates a professional’s security management expertise and can lead to career advancement and increased earnings.

The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation is recognized as the gold standard certification in the security industry. Earning a CPP requires that applicants demonstrate knowledge in all areas of security management. Applicants are also required to have several years of security experience, including a minimum of three years in a leadership role.

ASIS International’s other three designations are the Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Associate Protection Professional (APP) certifications. PSP is for professionals with experience in physical security assessment and application, PCI is for investigators experienced with case management and evidence collection, and APP is designed for early-career security managers.

More information about each certification is available at www.asisonline.org/certification.