Certifying Bodies is proud to support certification programs from the most well-known organizations in the security industry.
Security products and solutions involve the low voltage electronics, construction, and architectural communities as well as the manufacturers, dealers and integrators that are central to the security industry. This site is dedicated to certifications and continuing education FOR security and BY security. There are multiple professional designations over a wide range of the industry specifically designed for the security professional. Whether you are a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) looking for a course about alarms, access control or threat management, or a person wanting to maintain certification by increasing your knowledge of codes and standards, is the ideal resource. creators recognized the need to include resources and continuing education by the security industry. Security expertise is a valuable commodity in the marketplace today, regardless of what business you are in. This is especially true in construction and architecture, where security is no longer an afterthought but a specified product and part of the building design. And for systems professionals, security and systems intersect at a crossroads of integration and design. For these and many other reasons, training, continuing education, and certifications are all melding together. Click the certifying bodies below to link to organizations whose certifications we promote and who accept our continuing education courses.

Nationally Recognized Certifying Bodies
Associated Locksmiths of America ensures professional excellence and ethics; creates a public demand for professional locksmith services; represents and speaks for the locksmith/security industry; and expands the exchange of trade information and knowledge with other related organizations to preserve and enhance the industry. Click here to go to the ALOA website.
Earning an ASIS board certification is a visible acknowledgement that you possess a mastery of core security principals and skills essential to the best practice of security management. They show you are committed to excellence, professional growth, and a code of conduct. ASIS offers four (4) certification programs, which are the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), the Associate Protection Professional (APP), and the Physical Security Professional (PSP). To get information on each of these certification branches go to this area of the ASIS website. Click here to go to the ASIS website.
BICSI credentials are globally recognized as the premier standard of professional ICT industry-related certifications. The programs are developed using globally diverse subject matter experts with a forward-thinking mindset, engaging in real-life case studies and practical applications. There are multiple career paths individuals can explore with BICSI. To learn more about these credential programs, go to the BICSI website and review the credential information included there. Click here to go to the BICSI website.
The global industry association and central touch point for residential technology, provides members with cutting-edge education, standards to ensure the highest levels of professionalism, and is the industry's only certifying body. CEDIA furthers collaboration with architects, designers, builders, and homeowners to deliver technology solutions that allow families to experience their best moments in life in the comfort of their own homes. CEDIA offers four (4) certifications tracks including the Cabling Infrastructure Technician (CIT), the Integrated Systems Technician (IST), the Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N), and the Electronic Systems Certified Designer (ESC-D). To learn more about the CEDIA certifications, click here. Click here to go to the CEDIA website.
CSI is the construction community’s authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can strengthen and demonstrate your understanding of the entire construction process. CSI offers four (4) certification programs including the Construction Documents Technology (CDT), the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) , the Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), and the Certified Construction Product Representative (CCPR) certification. To learn more about each of these programs, click here. Click here to go to the CSI website.
Each of NICET's nationally recognized certification programs are designed by industry experts and practitioners to ensure a qualified workforce. Certification levels lay out a career path for advancement from entry to senior level responsibilities. Click here to go to the NICET website.

NICET now has two Fire Alarm Certifications
The Fire Alarm Systems certification is a robust credential, based on inter-related elements of system design, installation, maintenance, and inspection. It is anticipated that most AHJs who have accepted it as evidence of qualification to perform maintenance/periodic inspections of fire alarm systems will continue to do so. The Inspection & Testing of Fire Alarm Systems certification was developed for those inspectors who specialize in maintenance/periodic fire alarm inspections and who have little experience in other types of fire alarm systems work. For more information on these certification programs, go here. NICET has two paths for security certification. They are Video Security Systems Technician and the Video Security Systems Designer.


Do you want to obtain CEU approval for your OWN courses? Let us help!
The first step is to determine which agencies will draw a bigger audience and get your courses registered with one or more of these providers. When we are getting courses approved, we determine the highest common denominator and build to that standard. That way, the training can be approved by ALL of the agencies. The first thing you must decide is which CEUs you are trying to target. There are many to choose from— ASIS, CSI, ALOA, etc. Keep in mind that the courses can contain very little information on your specific company, product, or solution. For most of the continuing education that you develop, the 90/10 rule applies. This means that most providers require the content have 90% industry information and only 10% product or solution specific information.

RESOURCE MATERIALS has developed some industry resource materials that you will find very beneficial. You may select one or download them all. It is up to you! Check back often to see what additional resources we have posted. Have a suggestion for a resource you could use? Let us know about it. Email us at and suggest something. We love to hear from our customers!

A Comprehensive Glossary of Terms for the Security Industry

Over a period of nine (9) months and with the cooperation of The Monitoring Association (TMA) , The Western Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (WBFAA) and our own researchers – we created this comprehensive resource with more than 1,200 terms and definitions. This is a great tool for onboarding new hires, helping acclimate those new to the industry, as a refresher for those that have experience, and as a field resource. Covering physical security, cybersecurity, IT, and many industry acronyms – this is a very thorough and relevant guide. Free to anyone who wants it all we ask is that you use it in its entirety and maintain the integrity of its brand.

The Brass Tacks and Hard Facts of Certification Programs

When your organization decides to create a certification program it is essential that you take the task on with equal parts effort and ingenuity. Consider this eBook a full‐fledged planning guide that can serve as a roadmap for your journey from concept to go live. This guide will serve you well regardless of your needs – you may be creating a program from scratch or possibly overhauling an existing program. Planning is key to the success of a certification program. Prior to starting to build content, you will want to address the planning phase in your process. Some planning simply revolves around determining what the goals and objectives are for the certification program as well as defining your target audience. These goals need to be shared throughout your organization.

Guide to Licensing and Continuing Education: A State-By-State Resource

The State Licensing and CEU Requirements resource for the security, fire, and life safety industry was first developed in 2015. It was compiled over a 7-month period of time. Each year we perform a full audit and update on the document then release a new revision to keep this resource current. We are currently offering revision 6.0. The document shares detailed information on every state – their licensing requirements, if any, the board or governing agency’s contact information, the certification and exam requirements, associated fees for license approval, links to necessary forms, CEU information, and a list of courses approved in that state. We are pleased to provide this resource to our customers and partners at no cost. Please feel free to use this resource in any way that benefits your organization. All we ask is that you use it in its entirety and with branding as an acknowledgement of our hard work and efforts.