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Awards nominations closing this Friday 20th July 2018!!

Nominations for our Annual Awards Dinner at Rydges in Queenstown will close this Friday 20th July 2018.   There will be no extensions to this date, so click the link below and get those nominations in! Finalists will be announced on Friday 3rd August 2018. Nominate someone here
16/07/2018 09:55

The winter issue of Line of Defence magazine is out now!

In this National Security Conference special issue of Line of Defence, we feature a specially curated collection of articles arising from presentations at the recent National Security Conference hosted by Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Special issue guest editor Dr William Hoverd has brought together a fantastic line-up headlined with an address […]
12/07/2018 10:21

July Tenders – latest update!

For member interest please find the latest Security Tenders as issued by Defsec Media (NZ Security Magazine) click here
10/07/2018 08:59

Nominations close 20th July 2018!!

Nominations for our Annual Awards Dinner at Rydges in Queenstown will close Friday 20th July 2018.   There will be no extensions to this date, so click the link below and get those nominations in! Nominate someone here  
09/07/2018 09:36

Registrations and Nominations are still open for our Awards Dinner

Registrations and nominations are still open for our Annual Awards Dinner on at Rydges in Queenstown on 14th September 2018.   Come along and enjoy the winter wonderland of Queenstown and help us recognise those in our industry who have shown outstanding service and performance. Nominations will close on 20th July Click here to register or nominate […]
27/06/2018 11:17

New Zealand Security Awards Dinner – registrations and nominations open now!

The NZSA Security Industry Awards is on again. This time we are at Rydges in Queenstown! The awards are an opportunity for the security industry to recognise and promote excellence and outstanding service performance among New Zealand security companies. We are once again being hosted by the gorgeous Kerre McIvor. To register or enter a […]
10/05/2018 11:00

Security Officer tragically killed

Our deepest sympathies to the family, work colleagues and employer of the security officer tragically killed after being assaulted whilst on duty last night (2nd May 2018) This is currently a criminal matter and all focus is correctly on contacting the family and supporting those impacted by the loss.   NZSA Team  
03/05/2018 14:20

Women and Leadership Funding

Fresh round of funding available for Women’s Leadership Development Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) is excited to announce a new pool of scholarship funding is available for women working in the security sector to undertake a range of leadership development programs. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 for […]
12/04/2018 10:56

Physical Security Professional

The PSP® is designed for persons involved in the application, design, installation and consultancy of security measures being implemented throughout the community. As with the PCI®, this brings an internationally recognised programme designed to add credibility to professionals involved in the security world. The PSP® tests your knowledge and skills in the following fields:

  • Physical security assessment
  • Selection of integrated physical security measures, and
  • Implementation of physical security measures

Eligibility

Candidates wishing to take the PSP® examination must first satisfy the following requirements:

Experience and Education

  1. An earned Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education AND four (4) years of progressive physical security experience OR.
  2. An earned High School Diploma, GED equivalent or Associate's degree AND six (6) years of experience in the physical security field.
  3. The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification programme.

All ASIS programs are non-discriminatory. Eligibility for PSP® certification and recertification is denied only when an applicant does not meet relevant security-related criteria or when an applicant has committed an act that would reflect negatively on ASIS and the PSP® programme.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Physical Security" means the various physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, property, and information.
  2. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in the physical security field on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as a security practitioner in the protection of assets in the public or private sector.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to physical security.
    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 operation of physical security programme in the public or private sectors.

Successful Completion of Exam

An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and education criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PSP® designation.

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