Time keeps on ticking. In 2002 ASIS International’s Professional Certification Board verified that I was eligible to take the CPP examination for certification as a protection professional.  At that time, I was an active member of the association for 15 years having joined in 1987.  46 years later I’m still a member and have been a CPP for 21 of those years.

It was that year (2002) that I sat for the test, one I had studied for over the course of several months. Later I received a congratulatory letter from the professional certification board informing me of my success in passing the test. That letter also informed me that there is a recertification verification process which would take place every 3 years.  A blue sticker in my welcome folder laid out the years from 2002 to 2029…. wow I thought every three years. How long would I be enduring that?  Well 6 recertifications later and I’m still a due paying member and a CPP.

My association with ASIS, the network of professionals, vendors, education sessions and overall experience has enriched my life and my professional career.  

I look back fondly on the challenge one of my associates, and still a close friend, put forth  for us to both attend review classes and take the test.  Thanks Derek Radoski, CPP – also a recertified CPP with 21 years and 6 consecutive recertifications as well, way to go.

ASIS International Global Security Exchange – GSX Las Vegas 23-27 September 2018

Formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Global Security Exchange unites the full spectrum of security for one powerful, global event. A world class education, innovative technology and solutions and leading industry networking opportunities. This year in partnership with Infragard and ISSA the Information Systems Security Association International.  I look forward to seeing you there, this my 42nd consecutive seminar and exhibits.  Each passing year has proven to be more rewarding and informative then the previous one, I’m confident this will be the case again. Register now on line at  and don’t forget to check out the ASIS International main website for other events –