Introducing the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC)
Applications Open June 2021!
Earning the SICC demonstrates a high level of competence in physical, cyber and information security.
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.
What is the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC)?
The Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) is the only credential focused specifically on cybersecurity and physical security convergence. As a designated SICC, you will validate the skills required to support technical security installations according to industry best practices for electronic security and cybersecurity and aligning with clients’ organizational priorities and business objectives.
The SICC has been developed for integrators, manufacturers, consultants and other related industry professionals who are responsible for technically supporting the installation, networking, configuration and/or specification of electronic security/low-voltage technology devices and is designed to ensure these professionals have hands-on experience and a deep understanding of physical security and cybersecurity convergence. The program is designed to assess and validate the core competencies these individuals must possess to effectively perform jobs involving critical aspects of cybersecurity.
Who Should Earn the SICC?
This certification program is intended for security industry professionals who perform or provide technical support for the installation, networking, configuration and/or specifying of electronic security/low-voltage technology devices. These individuals may be involved in security integration projects as an installer or technician who aspires to become a lead technical support manager or engineer, while others may consult on security project specifications or provide direct oversight of technical security system installations.
- Lead/Senior Service Technicians
- Lead/Senior Installers
- Technical Project Managers
- Security Systems Designers
- Technical Support Engineers
- Security Specifiers/Consultants
- IT/Cybersecurity Managers
- Chief Technology Officers
- Network Administrators
- Product Managers
Attend Our May 25 SICC Info Session
More details, including how to apply, will be made available at the May 25 info session, but if you'd like to learn more, email SIA Director of Learning and Development Elli Voorhees.
To be notified of the program's launch, RSVP for the info session above, or create a MySIA account and select "Learning and Development" as an interest area.
Produced by SIA and Co-Developed With Support From:
"The new SICC was born out of the recognition that the security of installed systems depends on the knowledge and qualifications of those who install and configure them. This certification is an important step in the provisioning of cyber-secure systems."
– Ray Coulombe, managing director, Security Specifiers
"The daily news underscores the critical importance of cybersecurity awareness, hygiene and training. This new cyber certification program specifically and proactively addresses those important concerns with a cyber certification designed especially for our security industry. PSA is proud to be an active co-contributor to this program."
– Ric McCullough, president, PSA Security Network
"The SICC provides a means for workers in the industry to demonstrate an understanding of cybersecurity and how it applies to the systems that they install and service. It also provides a solid foundation to build upon as changes occur in cybersecurity in the future."
– Chris Peckham, chair, SIA Learning and Development Committee; director of operations, Ollivier Corporation
"Integrators and vendors that possess certifications like the SICC demonstrate that they have the cybersecurity skills/knowledge on physical security systems, which provides clear advantage over others during the selection process of a competitive bid."
– Michael Bendis, associate partner, Syska Hennessy Group
Applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of experience directly related to or technically supporting the installation, networking, configuration and/or specifying of electronic security / low-voltage technology devices. Because of the diverse background of security industry professionals, there are no education prerequisites for earning the SICC credential.