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ASIS International South Africa Chapter

The ASIS International South Africa Chapter is one of the more than 240 chapters of ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide with more than 35,000 members. Our community represents all aspects of security from business continuity and risk management to IT security and cyber crime.

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Ready to achieve your professional and personal best? Choose the certification that’s right for you.

Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

The Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ) is considered the “gold standard” for security management professionals. This certification validates your knowledge in all areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 7-9 years of security experience and 3 years in responsible charge of a security function.

Professional Certified Investigator (PCIⓇ)

The Professional Certified Investigator (PCIⓇ) certification provides demonstrable proof of an individual’s knowledge and experience in case management, evidence collection, and preparation of reports and testimony to substantiate findings. Requirements include a high school matric diploma or equivalent and five years of investigations experience, with at least two years in case management.

Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ)

The Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ) demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures. Eligibility requirements include a high school matric diploma or equivalent,  AND six years of progressive experience in the physical security field OR a Bachelor’s degree or higher AND four years of progressive experience in the physical security field.

Associate Protection Professional (APP)

The Associate Protection Professional (APP) designation provides the first “rung” on the security manager’s career ladder. It is for those with 1-4 years of security management experience and measures the professional’s knowledge of security management fundamentals, business operations, risk management, and response management.

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Women in Security

The ASIS International Women in Security’s (WIS) mission is to provide support and assistance to women in the security industry as well as to inspire those interested in entering the security industry through tailored programming and mentoring.

Young Professionals

This community aims to serve as the leading resource to educate and develop young careerists by providing a forum to engage and learn from security thought leaders, get involved with ASIS programs and activities, and connect with peers from across the globe.


Earning an ASIS board certification is a visible acknowledgment that you possess a mastery of core security principles and skills essential to the best practice of security management. It shows you are committed to excellence, professional growth, and a code of conduct..