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.

Starting Oct. 5: SIAcademy LIVE! Cybersecurity for Physical Security Pros

Produced in partnership with PSA Security Network, this six-part virtual course will cover the essential cybersecurity concepts physical security professionals should know. Best of all, it aligns with topics tested by SIA's new Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification!


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12 Ways to Get More Value From Your SIA Membership This Fall

Hey SIA members! Here are the top 12 things you need to know about our latest activities…

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Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification

Congratulations to the First Recipients of the SICC!

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to recognize the first group of professionals to earn the…

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Congratulations to the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship Winners: Carrie Caldwell, technical trainer, Axis Communications; Melanie Goldberg, senior intelligence analyst, Global Rescue; Samantha Hubner, student, Tufts University; Elizabeth Kropp, marketing and sales intern, SAGE Integration; Tiffany Rojas, human resource business partner, Stanley Security; Jaya Singh, student, University of Leicester

Security Industry Association Announces 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship Winners

Six security industry professionals and students will receive scholarships to be used toward continuing education, repayment of…

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Take Projects to the Next Level With Online Security Project Manager Training

SIA will continue to offer live, instructor-led SPM training courses online throughout 2021. Registration is open for both the 20-hour SPM training seminar and the 10-hour Basics of SPM training course


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 development of career path resources and by partnering with colleges, university and technical schools. Help us help you.