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Announcing the Finalists in the NZ Security Awards

2021 New Zealand Security Awards Finalists We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 New Zealand Security Awards. This year we received in excess of 120 nominations, many of which were of an exceptional standard. It was noticeable that there was a wide disparity in the number of nominations across the categories with […]
29/07/2021 13:41

NZSA Newsletter – July 2021

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our July 2021 newsletter and I trust that you are keeping safe and well. It has certainly been a few hectic months for the team at the NZSA, our members and industry as a whole. Within this newsletter we provide some important information with regards to the inclusion of Security Officers […]
05/07/2021 13:18

NZSA Member Update

Standards Discussion Document – AS 2201.2 Intruder Alarm Systems, Part 2, Monitoring Centres The EL-031 Working Group has prepared an update to the 2004 Standard for Monitoring Centres and the draft document is currently available for public feedback and comment. The NZSA has been represented on the EL-031 Working Group by Doug McCormick, Gallaghers, and […]
17/06/2021 14:03

New Zealand Security Awards – now open

  Nominations now open We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2021 New Zealand Security Awards are now open. For further information about the nomination criteria and to complete a nomination, please visit our website. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 15 July 2021. Please note that all nominations must be registered on […]
01/06/2021 12:18

NZSA security update – important employment matters

Important employment matters We would like to bring the following matters to your attention: Fair Pay Agreements The Government has announced its plan for FPAs with first agreements targeted for 2022 and likely to cover security workers. The NZSA will actively lobby on behalf of the security industry and coordinate industry representation. Fair Pay Agreement […]
12/05/2021 11:25

NZSA Newsletter – May 2021

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our May 2021 newsletter and I trust that you are keeping safe and well. It’s always good to see a plan come to fruition, even if the initial delivery is a bit later than originally planned! In February 2020 we secured a funding grant from the Ministry of Education (MOE) under […]
03/05/2021 14:33

NZSA Security Update – PSPLA and Workplace Investigations

Licensed to investigate? A bombshell legal decision has ruled that consultants offering workplace investigation services must be licensed as private investigators unless they hold another equivalent form of accreditation. After hearing a complaint about the way a consulting company handled an investigation into alleged workplace misconduct, the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority, Trish McConnell, found […]
22/03/2021 10:54

NZ Security Association Newsletter – March 2021

CEO’s Report Welcome to our March 2021 newsletter and I trust that you are keeping safe and well. The news that we were going back into lockdown restrictions (Level 3 for Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of the country) necessitated a quick re-write of this commentary given my earlier draft had celebrated the […]
04/03/2021 14:31

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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