Professional Development

From educational offerings at the ISC shows to our Certified Security Project Manager program, the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification, the RISE community for young security professionals, workforce development initiatives and scholarships, SIA helps shape the talent of our industry. Download our guide to Learning & Development programs here.

June 6-22: SIAcademy LIVE! Access Control & Identity Management

In the latest instructor-led virtual course from SIA, explore essential aspects of digital identity, access management and systems integration, including the move to mobile credentialing, the evolution of proptech’s impact on security and more.

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Security Industry Association Establishes National Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship Program

SIA’s apprenticeship initiative will meet the demand for a highly skilled technical workforce, grow career development opportunities…

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Security Industry Association and ISC Security Events Open Call for Proposals for ISC East and West

Speaking proposals are being accepted for the SIA Education@ISC conference programs at ISC East 2023 (Nov. 14-16…

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ISC West Sees Substantial Growth in Attendees

ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor SIA, closed out its annual premier security event marking significant…

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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.

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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.

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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!

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