A Royal Charter signed by Her Majesty in 2009 and issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals allows the appointment of chartered status for individuals meeting stringent admittance criteria jointly developed by the Security Institute and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. This register for security professionals is a means of recognising and maintaining the highest possible standards and ongoing proficiency for individuals.
Called the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, a person joining the Register is known as a Chartered Security Professional, and uses CSyP as a post nominal.
To be admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals you must have a strong understanding of general security principles (although you may be a specialist in one particular field), and be operating at a strategic or senior operational level of security practice. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of competence in five key areas:
Applications are also welcome from professionals working in the security sector, who are engaged primarily in teaching, or in public or private organisations involved in, security activity as regulated by the Registration Authority.
See Apply Now for detailed requirements and an explanation of the admittance process.
To remain as a CSyP you have to comply with a Code of Conduct, hold professional indemnity insurance (either individually or via their employer), and complete Continuous Professional Development each year. There is also a £75 annual renewal fee payable in January.
The Security Institute operates all aspects of the Register including finances, PR and marketing, and administration of the appointment of other organisations who may admit CSyPs, as managed by CSPRA. They are also responsible for establishing robust quality control processes for the scheme, and adminstering licensees.
The Security Institute and ASIS UK are both eligible to receive applications from potential Chartered Security Professionals, although you do not have to be a member of either organisation.