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NZSA announces final Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Keisha Rihari

Congratulations to our final Covid-19 Guardian Award winner: KEISHA RIHARI Keisha has been recognised for her outstanding work in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation in a Northland bank. Just after the opening of a bank in Kaitaia a customer entered in an agitated state. Keisha spotted that they had a knife hidden on the inside […]
05/06/2020 12:17

New Zealand Security Awards 2020 – nominations now open

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 New Zealand Security Awards are now open. For further information about the Awards event, nomination criteria and the nomination form please see the events page on our website. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Please note that all nominations must be registered […]
04/06/2020 11:35

NZSA announces Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Anton Kritzinger

Congratulations to our Covid-19 Guardian Award winner: ANTON KRITZINGER Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lock-down. The nomination from his employer Armourguard highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for security guards undertaking their work. Allen […]
04/06/2020 11:32

NZSA Covid-19 Security Update – Level 2 & Business Support

The Government has announced that New Zealand can safely move out of Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 May. All current Alert Level 3 restrictions apply until this time. Cabinet has decided to phase in some of the aspects of Level 2 in order to manage the risk of stepping down Alert Levels. […]
13/05/2020 10:26

NZSA announces the first Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Marcus Hendriksen!

Congratulations to our first Covid-19 Guardian Award winner: MARCUS HENDRIKSEN Marcus is working with Countdown supermarkets in the Dunedin area, representing his employer Allied Security, and the security industry, as an outstanding individual. Allied Security are happy to endorse Marcus’ nomination stating that he has brought his personal touch, positive attitude and focus on excellence […]
08/05/2020 11:19

NZSA Newsletter – May 2020

CEO’s REPORT Welcome to our May 2020 newsletter. It is amazing how our world can change so dramatically and within such a short time span! The Covid-19 crisis continues to have a major and long-lasting effect on almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives. People and businesses are hurting, and even though security […]
05/05/2020 10:20

NZSA launches Covid-19 Guardian Awards

Over recent weeks security personnel, as essential service workers, have been protecting our property and businesses and keeping us safe, maintaining social distance measures and doing the right thing. Like our medical, emergency, logistics and food retailer teams they have been stepping up to help us through these tough times. We want to take the […]
04/05/2020 15:51

NZSA Covid-19 Security Update – PSPLA Level 3 Emergency Directions

The Registrar has issued an Emergency Direction covering applications for new licences and certificates (CoA) under Level 3. If you would like a copy of the Emergency Direction please email [email protected] Please note that a copy of the Emergency Direction must still be carried by those staff who have been unable to uplift their official […]
23/04/2020 15:30



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

and the new....

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.

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.




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