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Certification and Education in Security Convergence

Comprehensive Security Certification Levels

Certified Professional in Comprehensive Security

CPCS - Certified Professional in Comprehensive Security - is the second level of certification available through the CCS program.

Requirements
CPCS candidates must be members in good standing of the Center for Comprehensive Security, and are required to agree and adhere to the Center's Code of Ethics.


Candidates for the CPCS certification must have a minimum of four years in either Technical or Physical security, and a minimum of two years in the other. All experience used as a basis for certification must be relevant and verifiable.

CPCS applicants must have earned the CACS certification and must have a Bachelor's degree or higher. (An additional two years' applicable security experience may be substituted for the CPCS Bachelor's degree requirement. Click Here for more info.)

Finally, CPCS candidates must take and pass the CPCS exam*.
CPCS Certification
Do you already have the experience?
Apply for certification via Grandfathering*

Certification Exam
Candidates meeting the above requirements and experience minimums may sit for the exam at the next scheduled opportunity. (Candidates with CACS certification, and four years' experience in either Physical or Technical Security, but with less than two years in the other, may qualify to sit for the CPCS exam after successfully completing the appropriate CCS training program. An additional two years' applicable security experience may be substituted for the CPCS Bachelor's degree requirement in this case also. Visit our Training page for info on educational opportunities.)


*For a limited time, security practitioners have the opportunity to 'Grandfather' into the CPCS certification without the test requirement. See our Grandfathering page for details.

CPCS certification is valid for a period of 3 years, during which time certificate holders must meet Continuing Education requirements, must adhere to the Center's Code of Ethics, and must maintain membership in good standing in the Center for Comprehensive Security in order to retain their certification. Recertification is dependent on the CPCS continuing to meet these criteria.