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NZSA Award to LSV recipient

The NZSA are proud to be a supporter of the LSV programme and present the NZSA Award at the end of each six week course. This award is the NZSA Award for demonstrating outstanding qualities for the security industry – initiative, empathy and going the extra mile. The first recipient of the NZSA Award is […]
02/12/2019 11:33

NZSA Newsletter – November 2019

Welcome to our November 2019 newsletter. In our May newsletter I opened with commentary on the tragic events that occurred in Christchurch on the 15th March and referred specifically that our “she’ll be right” attitude towards security left us vulnerable to some form of attack and that it was only a matter of time before […]
12/11/2019 14:33

Government event security

In our May newsletter I opened with commentary on the tragic events that occurred in Christchurch on the 15th March and referred specifically that our “she’ll be right” attitude towards security left us vulnerable to some form of attack and that it was only a matter of time before terrorism found its way to New […]
31/10/2019 14:28

NZ Security Award nominations

We are thrilled to announce the receipt of a record 130 nominations this year. Judging will be conducted in July and we expect to announce the category finalists by Friday 2nd August. The full list of nominees by category can be viewed here: 2019 Award nominees
18/07/2019 09:03

Red Badge goes from Strength to Strength

In an environment of heightened risk in New Zealand, demand continues to grow for premium Security Services across all sectors. As the largest New Zealand owned and operated man-power Security Company, Red Badge is seeing increased need for its advice, experience and industry-leading security. The recent acquisition by Red Badge of Auckland-based man-power security company […]
10/04/2019 10:06

SIS Group to partner with Platform 4 Group

A leading Auckland based security provider has attracted investment from globally recognised SIS Group via its Australian subsidiary, which includes MMS Security (www.msssecurity.com.au). Platform 4 Group (P4G) has been actively looking for a strategic partnering opportunity to support its growth strategy in New Zealand.  P4G is a leading provider of event services, patrols, monitoring and […]
19/03/2019 13:56

New look Kiwi Access card to replace 18+ card from January 2019

The new Kiwi Access Card has enhanced security features, which makes it a secure and reliable form of identification (like the 18+ Card currently). The updated features of the Kiwi Access Card include the use of embossing, micro text, and also braille. To give you a full insight into all the security features and unique […]
18/12/2018 14:26

Summary of key changes to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018

Below is a summary of the key changes contained in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 that was passed by Parliament last week. The most significant change that came into effect on 13th December 2018 (being the day after Royal Assent) is that businesses must now enter into bargaining for multi-employer collective agreements if asked […]
18/12/2018 14:22

Update on MSD Work Broker Pilot Programme

This ground breaking initiative commenced on the 1st October and sees the NZSA act as the national work broker for the security industry.  Effectively the NZSA works as a recruitment agent – we work with MSD to find candidates with the interest and ability to work in the security industry and then match those candidates […]
07/12/2018 10:24

Certified Protection Professional

The Certified Protection Professional programme has been in place since the mid-1970’s. This certification has long been recognised as the leading qualification for security professionals throughout the world. Members seeking this qualification have been drawn from within the Armed Services, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Government Agencies, private and corporate bodies. The CPP® programme is designed to test the knowledge and skills of security professionals in the following domains:

  • Security Principles and Practices
  • Business Principles and Practices
  • Investigations
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Information Security
  • Crisis Management

Eligibility

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to be accepted as a CPP™ candidate:

Education: An earned bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education, and,

Work Experience: Seven (7) years of security experience, including at least three (3) years in responsible charge of a security function;

OR

Work Experience: Nine (9) years of security experience, including at least three (3) years in responsible charge of a security function.

Eligibility requirements also include no prior conviction of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession or on ASIS International and its certification programmes.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in security on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as a security professional in the protection of assets, in the public or private sector, criminal justice system, government intelligence, or investigative agencies.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations providing services or products, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to the design, evaluation, and application of systems, programmes, or equipment, or development and operation of services, for protection of assets in the private or public sectors.
    3. Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution, provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to the management and operation of protection of assets programs in the public or private sectors.
  2. "Practitioner" includes educators and individuals who are primarily responsible for the professional application of security principles and practices in the private or public sector.
  3. "Responsible Charge" means that charge exercised by an individual in a management position who makes decisions for the successful completion of objectives without reliance upon directions from a superior as to specific methods or techniques. However, an applicant need not have held a supervisory position, as long as the positions on which the application relies have specifically included responsibility for independent decisions or actions. If responsible charge is not based on supervisory responsibilities, then security programme management responsibilities and duties must be clearly shown. Generally, this excludes such positions as patrol officer or equivalent.
  4. "Security Function" shall mean the protection of assets; those security principles and practices employed to achieve freedom from physical and intellectual loss, unauthorised use, and danger or harm, in the private or public sector.

The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the CPP® programme.

Successful Completion of Exam

An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the CPP® designation.

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