Certified Technical Security Professionals Register receives 500-plus applications during inaugural year

Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of the Linx International Group, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which aims to raise standards in the security and fire sectors. In the last 12 months, upwards of 500 engineers, contractors and vendors have applied to have their competence officially recognised. The Register has been endorsed by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).

David Wilkinson CTSP, director of technical services at the BSIA, stated: “We’re proud to support the CTSP Register and promote the technical competency and professionalism our security personnel have to offer. Such recognition is important in ensuring the fire and security industries can demonstrate their proposition as an attractive career path for what are highly technical and diverse industry sectors.”

Since its launch, the CTSP Register has continued to evolve in order to assist security professionals and those who depend on their capabilities, including employers and end user organisations. In June, it was announced that auditors and consultants who fulfil technical roles in electronic security and fire systems would be eligible to apply. In addition, a new Vocational Application Pathway has been created in collaboration with the SSAIB that enables engineers and consultants with relevant security systems experience, but without recognised industry qualifications, to apply for inclusion on the Register.

Kevin Matthew

Kevin Matthew

“There’s a real appetite across the security and fire sectors to raise standards,” urged CTSP Registrar Kevin Matthew. “The CTSP Register is being seen as a way for professionals with the right qualifications and experience to be recognised for their dedication to technical Best Practice. Hopefully, that translates into winning more business.”

All CTSP applications are assessed by the Registration Manager, with successful applicants appearing on the searchable CTSP Register. The application process takes place online and costs £25, with a £50 annual fee payable on acceptance.

*For more information on the Certified Technical Security Professionals Register visit www.ctsp.org.uk

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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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