Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals receives over 200 applications

Kevin Matthew

Kevin Matthew

Tavcom Training has announced that the Professional Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) has already received over 200 applications from those looking to join the Register since its launch on Friday 1 September. The CTSP Register has been endorsed in the UK by the British Security Industry Association and the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, as well as internationally by Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency, and represents the only opportunity for installers and those who maintain security/fire safety systems to be officially recognised for their competencies and qualifications on a public register.

CTSP Registrar Kevin Matthew stated: “We’re delighted that so many security professionals have seized the opportunity to have their qualifications, competency and experience recognised on the CTSP Register. The industry is now a step closer to raising professional standards in the technical security sector. However, our ultimate ambition is for every practitioner to reach the CTSP standard and take their place on the Professional Register.”

All applications are strictly assessed by the Registration Manager to ensure only those with the necessary credentials are admitted to the Register. The core disciplines covered by the CTSP include video surveillance systems (CCTV), access control, intruder and hold-up alarms and fire alarm systems.

The publicly-searchable Register lists Registrants and the discipline in which they’re qualified, enabling end users and employers alike to confidently select a qualified technical security professional.

The CTSP application process is conducted online and costs £25, with a £50 annual registration fee payable upon successful admittance to the Register. The Registrant then becomes part of a certified professional network and has the right to use post-nominals (eg John Smith CTSP) and display the CTSP logo on promotional materials.

*For more information about the Certified Technical Security Professionals Register visit

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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