ASIS International

ASIS International, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a professional organization for security professionals.[1] It issues certifications, standards, and guidelines for the security profession.

Founded in 1955 as the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the organization officially changed its name in 2002 to ASIS International to reflect its international expansion, which includes 37,000 members and 200 local chapters worldwide at that time.[2] The name "American Society for Industrial Security" no longer exists except in historical legal documents.

As of 2018, educational and networking events hosted by ASIS are referred to as the "Global Security Exchange (GSX).[3][4]

Certification programsEdit

ASIS administers four professional certification programs - "Certified Protection Professional" (CPP), "Professional Certified Investigator" (PCI), "Physical Security Professional" (PSP) and the "Associate Protection Professional" (APP) designation.


  1. ^ "About ASIS". ASIS. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ Penuel, K. Bradley; Statler, Matt; Hagen, Ryan (2013). Encyclopedia of Crisis Management, Volume 1. SAGE. p. 13. ISBN 9781452226125.
  3. ^ "ASIS International rebrands annual event as the 'Global Security Exchange'". Security Info Watch. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Global Security Exchange (GSX)". GSX. Retrieved 2020-01-29.

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