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NZSA Security update – Fraudulent use of personal/company details

We have been advised by an NZSA member that they have been the subject of fraudulent activity. The perpetrators have used the names of both the company and company owner, along with bogus gmail email addresses designed to look like the genuine ones, in an attempt to obtain credit from several different suppliers. Information provided […]
18/10/2021 08:59

NZSA HR Advisory update – vaccinations & mask exemption cards

We appreciate that business owners and managers are faced with a difficult and continually evolving situation with Covid. There is often a divergence between customer expectations and the need for compliance with Health and Safety, Privacy and Employment legislation. Success Group, providers for our HR Advisory Service, have provided guidance to some commonly asked questions […]
18/10/2021 08:48

Security industry update

NZSA – AGM – 7.30am Tuesday 2 November 2021 The AGM will be held at the New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on Tuesday 2 November. Due to the cancellation of the Facilities Integrate event we have moved venues this year. Breakfast will be provided followed by the AGM at 8.15am. A formal notification will […]
28/09/2021 10:30

2021 Security Awards Update

Due to ongoing uncertainty, we recently made the tough decision to cancel our 2021 Security Awards evening and progress with Plan B.  So, what’s Plan B we hear you ask? Drum roll please…. We’re excited to announce our 2021 Security Awards Week! Next week we’ll be announcing the winners of each award via video. Awards […]
13/09/2021 14:02

NZSA – security update

Emergency staff appointments without certificates – PSPLA In emergency situations, security firms can hire staff who do not have certificates of approval. You can make an emergency appointment if: – You need to hire someone because of illness or emergency (such as Covid-19) and you don’t have enough staff with certificates and: The person you’re […]
10/09/2021 09:47

NZSA Security Update – September 2021 Newsletter

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our September 2021 newsletter and I trust that you are keeping safe and well. Isn’t it amazing how quickly everything can change. After 117 days without any reported Covid community transmission, New Zealand was plunged into Level 4 lockdown from Wednesday 18 August. Unfortunately for us, this was only two days […]
02/09/2021 16:29

NZSA security update – business travel across alert level boundaries

Businesses with workers needing to cross an Alert Level Boundary need to apply for a Business Travel Document. Unless you have a newly authorised Business Travel Document you will not be able to travel across the Boundary. Previously issued Business Travel Documents are no longer valid. To apply for a Business Travel Document please visit […]
30/08/2021 09:40

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

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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