The Certified Protection Professional (CPP)® credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and management skills in eight key domains of security. Those who earn the CPP are ASIS board-certified in security management.

Eligibility Requirements

Nine years of security work experience, with at least three of those years in responsible charge of a security function
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A bachelor's degree or higher and seven years of security work experience, with at least three of those years in responsible charge of a security function.

Is the CPP right for you?

Listen to this free 60-minutes webinar led by a panel of board-certified CPPs. Gain a better understanding of the “nuts and bolts” such as eligibility requirements, application process, exam preparation requirements and options, testing, and recertification.

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About the CPP Exam

The exam consists of 225 multiple-choice questions covering tasks, knowledge, and skills in eight broad domains that have been identified by CPPs as the major areas involved in security management. All exam questions come from the official reference books. No questions on the exam are taken from any other source.

CPP Exam Domains:

  • Security Principles and Practices (19%)

  • Business Principles and Practices (11%)

  • Investigations (10%)

  • Personnel Security (12%)

  • Physical Security (25%)

  • Information Security (8%)

  • Crisis Management (8%)

  • Legal Aspects (7%)