Professional Development

From educational offerings at the ISC shows to our Certified Security Project Manager program, the RISE community for young security professionals, workforce development initiatives and scholarships, SIA helps shape the talent of our industry.

New Course! SIAcademy LIVE! Technical Track: Access Control Systems

In this live instructor-led virtual learning offering, get essential training to strengthen your technical proficiency and learn full considerations related to implementing access control systems.

Looking for a New Opportunity? Check Out the Industry's Largest Jobs Board!

The Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) is a nonprofit that connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety. Browse thousands of jobs from 800+ companies on the FAST Jobs Board!


SIA Women in Security Forum: Applications Now Open! 2022 WISF Scholarship

Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Women in Security Forum Scholarship Opportunity

SIA invites employees of SIA member companies and student members to apply for this program furthering educational…

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ISC West speaker session

Call for Proposals Open! Speak at ISC East or West

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC Security Events are seeking proposals from subject matter experts for…

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AcceleRISE, Aug. 1-3, 2022, Austin, Texas

Got an Idea You Want to Share? Speak at AcceleRISE 2022!

You won’t find the “blah, blah, blah” here! We’re looking for creative speaking proposals for our event…

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Introducing the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC)

Accelerate your career and create trust with your colleagues, partners and clients by earning SIA's newest certification, which has been developed with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers.


SIA Education at ISC East

At the ISC East tradeshow held every fall in New York City at the Javits Center, SIA produces high-quality education for all show attendees, making ISC East the only industry event at which dealers, installers, integrators, end users, architects and consultants can obtain FREE high-quality industry education.

SIA Education at ISC West

At the ISC West tradeshow held every spring in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo Hall, SIA produces SIA Education@ISC West, a high-quality conference program for show attendees. More than 80 separate seminars are offered with courses are designed for dealers, installers, integrators, end users, architects and consultants

SIA Scholarship Programs

SIA is committed to advancing the security industry by investing in future leaders. Through the SIA RISE Scholarship, SIA awards funding to qualified security professionals who want to advance their career.

Earn the Certification You Deserve

SIA’s Certified Security Project Manager credential is the mark of excellence that systems integrators and security managers need, certifying your project management skills as well as your technical security abilities.



CSPM Candidate Information Brochure

Get started earning your Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) credential. Download the application and guide contained within the CSPM Candidate Information Brochure to learn about the credential's requirements and begin your journey to certification.

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Security Project Management Body of Knowledge Guidebook (BOK) + Resource Guide

Developed by industry experts, this resource guide contains of templates, checklists, organizational tools and other materials to help security project managers maintain project timelines and communications to project stakeholders.

CSPM Recertification

After becoming certified, to maintain the certification a CSPM must pay annual certification maintenance fees and recertify every three years.

Growing the Security Talent Pipeline

SIA is making efforts to expand the available workforce for the security industry through developing career path resources, supporting the advancement of women and young professionals in the industry, engaging students in understanding what security careers have to offer and helping companies learn how to better recruit and retain talent. Help us help you!