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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Certification, while not required, will enhance your professional image in the eyes of potential employers. ASIS International administers the certified protection professional program. Applicants must have a certain amount of education or professional experience and pass a multiple choice exam focusing on the following areas of security management: security principles and practices, business principles and practices, personnel security, physical security, information security, crisis management, investigations, and legal aspects. ASIS International also offers the physical security professional designation to those "whose primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys, design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures and people, or install, operate and maintain those systems."

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