Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Certification Program Wins SAFETY Act Designation

Magazine article Security Management

ASIS Certification Program Wins SAFETY Act Designation

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ASIS International has been issued the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002 Designation for its certification program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is the first program of its kind to receive recognition and protection afforded by the designation.

The SAFETY Act ensures that the threat of liability does not deter manufacturers of antiterrorism technologies from developing and commercializing new products that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events. Specifically the act's designation affords holders of an ASIS certification--and the organizations they represent--a dispensation under federal law against any claims alleging that an ASIS certification somehow contributed to losses stemming from a terrorist attack. The three ASIS certifications--Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Physical Security Professional (PSP)--are the first to receive this vital benefit of liability protection.

ASIS was previously awarded a SAFETY Act Designation for its Guidelines program in May of 2005.

"We're pleased to have achieved this designation for our certification program, as it further recognizes the importance of professional certification and distinguishes our credentials as among the best," says Jeff M. …

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