The Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Government Regulator of the private security industry in the UK, has formerly endorsed the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. The Register was established under Royal Charter issued to The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, with admission to the Register signifying the highest standards and ongoing proficiency in security practice.
Alan Clamp, CEO of the SIA, commented: “The Register of Chartered Security Professionals aligns with the SIA’s objective of raising standards in the private security industry. As the Regulator, the SIA recognises that Chartered status for security operatives and the maintenance of the Register is an important milestone in increasing the professionalism of those working in private security.”
Lord Carlile CBE QC of Berriew, chairman of the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority, added: ‘’The Chartered body welcomes the support of the SIA. This endorsement confirms the importance of Chartered status as the ‘kitemark’ of professional excellence for the best men and women in what is a growing security industry. It affords customers an understanding of who the most respected professionals are, and requires of those professionals that they adhere to a Code of Conduct comparable with those in operation in other professions such as the law, accountancy and medicine.’’
In line with other Chartered professions, Chartered Security Professionals are required to conform to a Code of Conduct as well as a disciplinary process and undertake Continuing Professional Development.
The Register is managed on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by The Security Institute. Applications for admission to the Register can be made via two licensed bodies: The Security Institute and ASIS International’s UK Chapter 208.
The Register of Chartered Security Professionals is formerly recognised by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, the Association of Security Consultants and the International Professional Security Association.
There are 130 Chartered Security Professionals based across 15 countries and comprising 12 different nationalities. The CSyP post-nominals denote ‘The Gold Standard’ in security practice.
*Further details on the Register can be found at www.charteredsecurityprofessional.org
**The SIA is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary under the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Its mission is to regulate the private security industry effectively, reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. The SIA has two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry. The other is to manage the Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria