Spotlight on the Register of Chartered Security Professionals
Becoming a Chartered Security Professional is a means of being recognised and continuing to represent the highest standards and ongoing proficiency. It is the gold standard of competence in security.
Launched in 2011, the Register of Chartered Security Professionals was established under a Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK. Registrants use CSyP as a post nominal and are called Chartered Security Professionals. There are currently 141 Chartered Security Professionals.
Applications to become Chartered are managed by the Security Institute on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. Licensed organisations are the Security Institute and ASIS UK Chapter 208 who can both mentor and support Chartered Security Professional applicants.
Successful applicants have proven they meet the required standards in five key security disciplines.
In addition, and most vitally, each CSyP is also making a strategic impact in their chosen field, and it is the combination of all of the above, together with their drive and commitment, that sets them apart.
We asked recently admitted Chartered Security Professional, Simon Causer CSyP, Head of Security, Corporate Property Facilities Management, City Surveyor’s Department, City of London Corporation, for this views: “I have been accepted onto the Register of Chartered of Security Professionals based on the expertise that I gained during a thirty-year policing career. During the final decade of my career I became increasingly involved in the mitigation of risk that arose from the terrorist threat. As a Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator
I worked with fellow professionals across the Government Security Zone and beyond to deliver effective protective security focussed on keeping London safe and secure.
“The experience I gained during this period in conjunction with a 1st Class degree in Security Consultancy helped me move into the second phase of my career. Now, as Head of Security for the City of London Corporation, my goal is to use my experience and work across the City to help keep it a safe and secure environment for those that live, work and visit.
“So much of what I do is a continuation of the work that I did with the Metropolitan Police and being accepted onto the register is an essential part of being able to call myself a security professional. It is recognition and indeed validation of the experience I have and the work I have done.
“Being a CSyP demonstrates the importance I place on the professionalism of the security industry and the need to validate the expertise of those who work within it.”
Mike Bluestone, CSyp
Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals