ASIS International

ASIS International, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a professional organization for security professionals.[1] It issues various 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 the international expansion of ASIS, which now includes members in more than 125 countries. The name "American Society for Industrial Security" no longer exists except in historical legal documents.

The "ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits" is an educational and networking event in the security industry. As of 2018, the Annual Seminar and Exhibits became known as the "Global Security Exchange."[2]

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. ^ "ASIS International rebrands annual event as the 'Global Security Exchange'". Security Info Watch. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

External linksEdit