Becoming a

Physical Security Professional (PSP)

Why Apply for the PSP?

The Physical Security Professional (PSPⓇ) credential demonstrates your knowledge in physical security assessments, application, design, and integration of physical security systems, and implementation of security measures.

What’s on the Exam?

The PSP exam consists of 125 scored multiple-choice questions and may also contain 15 randomly distributed pre-test (unscored) questions for a total of up to 140 questions. The 2.5 hours allowed takes into consideration the review of pre-test items.

The exam covers tasks, knowledge, and skills in three broad domains that have been identified by PSPs as the major areas involved in physical security management. 


  • US$300 ASIS members
  • US$450 nonmembers
  • Retake fee: US$200


Four years of progressive experience in the physical security* field.


Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education


Six years of progressive experience in the physical security* field


A high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree


  • Be employed full-time in a security-related role
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program
  • Sign and agree to abide by the ASIS Certification Code of Conduct
  • Agree to abide by the policies of the ASIS Certification programs as outlined in the Certification Handbook.

*Definitions for these terms can be found in the Certification Handbook.

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