The International Association of Professional Security Consultants has created the Certified Security Consultant℠ designation for professional, independent security consultants. The CSC℠ reflects a high level of professionalism, knowledge and integrity, and will be the recognized standard for Security Consultants.
The CSC℠ demonstrates your depth of knowledge, professional objectivity, skills as a security consultant, and level of integrity. In keeping with the professionalism of the IAPSC, the CSC℠ qualifications are designed to screen out product-affiliated salesmen who call themselves security consultants. The CSC℠ requires a combination of experience and education, as well as independence (professional objectivity) and adherence to a Professional Code of Ethics. No grandfathering of the CSC℠ will occur. The CSC℠ is another wrench in your marketing tool box that separates you from the competition. Our clients recognize the value of certification, especially one that has the backing and credibility of the premier security consulting association.
Earning your certification consists of (1) meeting the qualifications, and (2) passing a 100-question multiple choice examination that includes consulting practices, security management, and business ethics. The objective exam is hosted on a secure internet server, and your score will not be shared with anyone outside the IAPSC. Re-certification is required every three years, and there is a nominal re-certification fee.