Physical Security Professional (PSP)

The Physical Security Professional (PSP) designation is a specialty certification awarded to security practitioners who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who have earned the PSP are ASIS board-certified in physical security.

The PSP credential allows practitioners to demonstrate expertise in conducting physical security surveys to identify vulnerabilities and performing cost analysis for the selection of integrated physical security measures. The PSP officially recognises specialised knowledge in systems procurement, final acceptance testing and implementation procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates wishing to take the PSP examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

  • Four years of progressive experience in the physical security* field; 


  • Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education; OR
  • Six years of progressive experience in the physical security* field;


  • A high school diploma, GED equivalent, or associate degree (Minimum HSC, VCE or TAFE equivalent Diplomas);

Other requirements

  • Be employed full-time in a security-related organisation
  • 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.

Note: Documentation for education is not needed for the CPP and PSP certifications if eligibility requirements based on years of experience are met. If education is used, the Certification Program office must receive a copy of your transcripts before you are considered eligible to test.