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ASIS International Earns ACE CREDIT Recommendation for Three Certification Programs

ASIS International is pleased to announce that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the ASIS International CPP, PCI, and PSP programs.

What is an ACE Credit Recommendation?
The ACE Credit recommendation is a formal recommendation to colleges and universities requesting they award college credit for certain courses, examinations and certifications taken outside the college classroom, and that  ASIS certification programs have met the rigors of a college course.

Why is an ACE recommendation important?
This recommendation is an important benefit for certification holders by helping them gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities, optimize their time as they work toward degree completion, and proactively prepare for career advancement opportunities.

How does ACE Credit benefit all test candidates globally?
Through its Registry and Transcript service, ACE provides an official transcript to those successfully completing an ASIS exam. These transcripts can be presented to institutions in an effort to obtain college credit or advance degree placement. The institutions may seek to compare or align the credit to be transferred to an appropriate selected curriculum.

Note: ACE credit recommendations do not result in automatic academic credit. Ultimately, it’s up to the college/university to decide if college credit is awarded. Each university sets its own standards and policies for granting credit. However, ACE credit recommendations will often influence college admissions officers to grant transfer credit.

When is the ACE Credit recommendation implemented for ASIS Certifications?
This was implemented on March 1, 2015. Individuals earning an ASIS certification on or after March 1, 2015 are eligible to receive ACE transcripts with credit recommendations. Transcripts are not permitted prior to the approved date. To maintain ACE credit recommendations the ASIS certification programs will be subject to re-evaluation every three years.

What are the ACE Credit Recommendations for CPP, PCI, and PSP certification?
The CPP exam is recommended for a total of 18 semester hours in the graduate degree category: 3 semester hours in global security management; 3 in risk management; 3 in threat and risk management; 3 in security principles and security theory; 3 in information security and risk management; and 3 in organizational continuity.

The PCI exam is recommended for a total of 6 semester hours in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category: 3 semester hours in crime investigation or social work; 3 in information gathering and case management.

The PSP exam is recommended for a total of 9 semester hours in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category; 3 semester hours in physical security systems; 3 in internship or applied learning in safety security, or law enforcement; and 3 in risk and threat vulnerability and assessment or safety, security, and crisis administration.

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What are the best means to determine an institution’s transfer policies?

  • Make the most of your college recommendations. Contact your institution and view their related curriculum for similarities with the your earned ASIS certification domains of study.
  • Contact ASIS to provide the domains of study to your institution.
  • Contact the institution for its policies on credit transfers – what’s accepted, and under which programs/department, and the limits on credit transfers.
  • Ask what the institution's policy acceptance is regarding professional training
  • International certificants should inquire about policy acceptance of recommended credits from a U.S. based authority

View the ASIS certifications that have received ACE credit recommendations here.

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