What is the CSPM®?
CSPM stands for Certified Security Project Manager, and this highly-respected credential can move your career forward and propel your business. CSPM® is the ONLY credential that addresses the unique demands of a Security Project Manager. More than a general project management certification, the CSPM demonstrates that holders of this credential can manage complex, technical security projects.
Upcoming CSPM Exam Dates
Earn the certification you deserve at one of these upcoming dates:
- December 5, 2017 -- Silver Spring, MD (at SIA offices)
- March 14, 2018 -- Denver, Colorado (at PSA-TEC)
- SPM class offered March 12-14 in advance of exam
- April 11, 2018 -- Las Vegas, Nevada (at ISC West)
- SPM class offered April 9-11 in advance of exam
- August 8, 2018 -- Silver Spring, Maryland (at SIA offices)
- SPM class offered August 6-8 in advance of exam
- Sept. 14, 2018 -- Chicago, Illinois (at Axis offices)
- SPM class offered September 12-14 in advance of exam
Register for Your CSPM Exam
*CSPMs exams can be taken at approved testing centers in your location at your convenience. To sign up for an in-person CSPM exam listed on our calendar, please complete an application and contact Kimberly Roberts, at 301-804-4708 or
The Value of CSPM
Value for Individuals: The CSPM credential is rapidly becoming a necessity for professionals managing security projects, and credentialholders have greater opportunities for career advancement than their non-certified peers.
CSPM for Individuals
Perspective: Eric Hull,
To demonstrate their security project management knowledge and skills, advance their careers, and maximize their earning potential, security project managers and others benefit from CSPM certification.
Who It's for:
In addition to improved credibility with employers, colleagues, and other professionals, CSPM s enjoy enhanced confidence in practice and a sense of
personal accomplishment. Through participation in certification and recertification CSPM credential holders demonstrate their mastery of security industry concepts and their commitment to quality.
Value for Employers: What sets the CSPM certification apart from other project management certifications is its focus on security industry-specific knowledge. More than one-fourth of the CSPM exam is
CSPM for Employers
Perspective: Eric Yunag,
President, Dakota Security
dedicated exclusively to the security industry. When hiring a CSPM, you can be confident that you’re hiring a professional who will manage the particulars and complexities of security projects well.
In increasing numbers, employers of security project managers prefer and/or require the CSPM. They use the competency- and experience-based CSPM credential to inform hiring, deployment, and promotional decisions. Many specifiers now include CSPM requirements in their clients' RFPs.
To earn the CSPM credential you must complete the following steps.
Inquiries regarding CSPM
certification may be directed to:
Kimberly RobertsDirector of Education and Training Security Industry Association email@example.com