ASIS International has announced the 35th Anniversary of its Security Certifications, now recognized worldwide, according to an ASIS press release.

The certification program encompasses three certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Processional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

“With the increasing mobility of security practitioners and the need to work together across functional areas and across borders, an established mark of professional proficiency is vital,” stated ASIS President Eduard J. Emde, CPP, in the press release.  “In this competitive job market, the importance of certification to one’s career cannot be overstated,” he added.

The first ASIS board certification was awarded in 1977. 

Today, more than 3,500 organizations in 85 countries around the world employ ASIS board-certified practitioners, the release said.

“More organizations recognize the importance of ASIS certifications as their chief security officers, directors, and managers attain global responsibilities,” said Richard F. Lisko, CPP, president of the ASIS Professional Certification Board (PCB), which oversees the certification program. “The exam validates an international approach to global security applications and trends.”