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NZSA Newsletter – May 2022

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our May 2022 newsletter. It has been a very busy couple of the months for the association. We completed our annual membership renewal and are very pleased to advise that despite difficult economic conditions, our membership has continued to grow and in fact we have seen a 70% increase over the […]
02/05/2022 12:54

NZSA Security Leadership – Literacy and Numeracy Resources

The NZSA is thrilled to announce that the Security Leadership – Literacy and Numeracy Resources material is now available. The NZSA has partnered with The Skills Group Foundation to approach workforce and leadership development from a new perspective. We recognise that communication and understanding are critical to effective and safe operation in any environment. Nowhere […]
26/04/2022 11:33

NZSA update – media coverage of gang members as security guards

As you may be aware there has been some coverage in the media regarding patched gang members being issued a COA security licence. Whilst we are strongly opposed to gang membership within the security industry there were mitigating circumstances in the case of the two security guards mentioned in the article which the media did […]
12/04/2022 15:29

NZSA security update – changes to the PSPLA process

The PSPLA process improvement project is about to go live with a number of changes to the PSPLA application, printing and distribution processes. This communications notice is to inform NZSA members of these changes. What: Starting Wednesday 13 April: The physical paper licences and certificates will be replaced with digital PDF documents. These will be […]
12/04/2022 10:30

NZSA update – Finalists of the inaugural NZ OSPA’s announced!

The panel of independent experts from across the New Zealand security industry has concluded its judging – which means it’s time to reveal the finalists of the first-ever New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). The 2022 New Zealand OSPAs has attracted an excellent number of quality submissions in its first year and the judging […]
06/04/2022 14:35

NZSA security update – Industry Code of Practice for Access Controlled Doors

Industry Code of Practice for Access Controlled Doors and Compliance Schedule Reference Guide One of the key focus areas for the Electronic Security Special Interest Group has been the need for clarity and consistency around building compliance. To assist in progressing this we have formed a close relationship with the Association of Building Compliance (ABC). […]
24/03/2022 11:32

NZSA security update

COA Conflict Management Training – Refresher Training for Trainers As the industry peak body, the NZSA has appointed Bespoke Security Group and Hard Target to deliver the Conflict Management Refresher Training programmes around the country. These providers are subject matter experts in their own right and will ensure that those who are approved to deliver […]
23/03/2022 08:35

NZSA security update – PSPLA Omicron Protocol

Our Registrar has issued a new protocol recognising the current difficulties in recruiting and in getting staff to complete the training requirements under their temporary/blue CoA status. The new protocol allows for emergency appointments and applications for third temporary certificates. It has also been noted that there is a fault with the search function on […]
14/03/2022 10:16

NZSA security update – Covid isolation period reduced

The isolation length for Covid cases and household contacts will be decreased from 10 days to seven, kicking in from 11.59pm on 11 March. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said that “high case numbers and household contacts, and the current 10 day isolation requirement, is having a wider impact on many parts of our lives”. […]
09/03/2022 16:01

NZSA security industry newsletter – March 2022

CEO REPORT Welcome to our March 2022 newsletter. I had the pleasure of having a week off in in Central Otago in late February, enjoying some bike riding (highly recommend the Lake Dunstan Trail but next time will forget my ego and go for an ebike) and quality wine and food. Whilst local tourism and […]
08/03/2022 09:34

Certification

 Congratulations

 

Earn an ASIS International board certification, recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence in security management!

ASIS International has been offering an internationally recognised certification in the field of Security Management through its Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) for nearly 30 years. Thousands of security professionals throughout the world have embraced this scheme to achieve certification, which has risen to be a worldwide benchmark in security management. In 2002 ASIS International introduced two further certification programmes; the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) and the Physical Security Professional (PSP®). 

The bar has been raised in the security profession and employers, contractors, governments and even clients are now taking additional steps to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the business. Professional certifications from ASIS International offer them another screening tool - one that has backing and credibility of the leading professional society in the world for those who are responsible for security.

ASIS International Certification continues to gain momentum and the number of certifications obtained worldwide every year provides an indication of their value to security practitioners.

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Why Certify?

  • Validation of security expertise
  • Global recognition by peers and industry
  • Competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Enhanced career and earnings potential
  • Personal satisfaction and professional achievement! 

 

Current Study Groups

Certification candidates in New Zealand can sit their CPP®, PSP® or PCI® examinations at a time that suits them throughout the year. Candidates must apply online via the ASIS International website and then arrange an appointment with the Prometric testing centre in Auckland once ASIS International have approved the application. 

Study groups for these certifications have taken place every year by regular group meetings, sharing of resources, coaching from ASIS NZ mentors and participant access to our free online review programme thanks to Life member Michael Pepper. So don’t worry if you’re not in Auckland! With email and phone contact and access to the online review programme from anywhere in New Zealand you can still be part of the study group! 

If you  would like to be part of the study group regardless of your region please email [email protected] with the subject line 'Study Group' for further details.

Study groups, online study tools, resource sharing are some of the strategies we have in place to aid  participants in their goal in achieving ASIS Certifications so please contact us so we can best suit your needs.

Click here to find out more information and to download the ASIS Board Certifications Handbook.

 

Certification Round up Meetings

ASIS New Zealand hosts Certification Round Up meetings via Zoom on the last Thursday of each month at 12pm NZ time. The links for these meetings are circulated via email notice and listed on Facebook, Linkedin and on the Meetings page of this site. 

These meetings are for study group leaders, those undertaking study, those interested in study and for those who may have questions or require further information.

Email  us to be added to the mailing list! ALL ARE WLECOME!

Breaking News!

ASIS New Zealand is approved to use the ASIS International Official virtual study programme curriculum for CPP (Certified Protection Professional). This structured virtual programme will begin in August so any chapter members who are interested must enroll beforehand and commit to attend 8 one hour sessions - yes, that's right, all 8. You must also ensure you have the resources that you need to study for this certification and meet the eligibility criteria to sit the CPP exam. If you are not sure, please join us for our ASIS NZ monthly Certification Round Up meeting that takes place on the last Thursday of each month via Zoom.

This programme will begin in August so to find out more, please join us for the zoom meeting on the 29th of July at 12pm NZ time. Direct message if you would like the zoom link.

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