NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals

Industrial Security Professional (ISP)


Credential: Industrial Security Professional (ISP)  ANAB (ANSI) resource
Credentialing Agency: NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals

Renewal Period: 3 years

The NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals, Industrial Security Professional (ISP) certification focuses on the highly specific needs of the Industrial Security Professional and their government counterparts. ISPs are required to follow the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and related government security requirements that relate to the protection of government classified information. Candidates must pass a written examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Industrial Security Professional (ISP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals

994 Old Eagle School Road
Suite 1019
Wayne, PA  19087-1866

Phone: (610) 971-4856

Fax: (610) 971-4859
Email: info@classmgmt.com

Candidate must have at least five years of cumulative experience in the industrial security field.

NOTE: Military or police experience alone does not qualify; such service must include substantial industrial security experience within these professions to qualify for the five-year experience requirement. Each case will be determined based upon its merits. Final determinations will be made by the ISP Certification Committee.

Candidate must be working in industrial security at least part-time as part of his or her job description (a minimum of 10% of total workload) for the experience to qualify.

Candidate does not need to be currently working in industrial security to apply for the exam as long as his or her work history satisfies the five-year minimum requirement.

The Industrial Security Professional (ISP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidate must provide a written recommendation from his or her supervisor. If candidate does not have a supervisor, a member of the NCMS Board of Directors or an ISP in good standing may provide a recommendation.
  • Candidate must sign and submit a Candidate Confidentiality & Conflict of Interest (CCOI) agreement with application.

Written Exam

  • Security Administration & Management
    • NISP General Requirements
    • Reporting Requirements, including Cyber Incident Reporting
    • Insider Threat Program
    • Facility Clearances
    • FOCI & SSA Issues
  • Document Security
    • Creation & Marking
    • Safeguarding & Accountability
    • Transmission & Receipting
    • Reproduction & Destruction
    • Retention
    • Information Management System Requirements
  • Information Systems Security
    • Information Systems Security Program Requirements
    • ISSM, ISSO, User & CSA Responsibilities & Training
    • System Security Plans
    • Assessment & Authorization
    • Security Controls
    • Auditing & Monitoring Requirements
    • Marking Hardware
    • Operational & Maintenance Issues
  • Physical Security
    • General Safeguarding Requirements
    • Security in Depth
    • Access Control
    • Storage Requirements
    • Supplemental Protection
    • Closed & Restricted Areas & Vault Construction Requirements & Procedures
    • Intrusion Detection Systems & Central Station Monitoring
  • Personnel Security
    • Interim & Final PCLs
    • Consultants & Limited Access Authorization
    • Proof of Citizenship Requirements
    • SF86 Requirements
    • Disqualifying Personal Issues
    • Adjudicative Guidelines
    • SF 312 Requirements
    • Denial of Access
    • Eligibility & Need to Know
    • Adverse Information Reporting
    • JPAS & eQIP
  • International Security
    • National Disclosure Policy & Foreign Disclosure
    • Bilateral Security Agreements
    • Export Control Regulations
    • Downgrading & Declassification Procedures
    • Direct Commercial Sales
    • FGI Classifications
    • FGI Access, Marking, Handling & Storage Requirements
    • International Visitors & International Assignments & Visits
    • NATO Information Requirements
  • Classification
    • Original Classification
    • Classification by Compilation
    • DD Forms 254 & Security Classification Guides
    • FOIA Issues
    • Derivative Classification & Training
    • RD, FRD & TFNI
  • Security Education
    • Initial & Refresher Security Briefing Requirements
    • Training (i.e. FSO/ISSM/ISSO, etc.)
    • SF 312 Requirements
    • Insider Threat Training
    • Cybersecurity Awareness Training
  • Audits & Self-Assessments
    • Security Reviews/Audits
    • Self-Inspection Requirements
  • Special Security Information
    • Counterintelligence Issues, including International Meetings & Trade Shows
    • COMSEC/TEMPEST Basics

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Industrial Security Professional (ISP) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Industrial Security Professional (ISP) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Industrial Security Professional (ISP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Industrial Security Professional (ISP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The ISP certification is renewed every three years and certification holders must earn 60 CEUs and pay a renewal fee.
  • No more than 50% of the claimed recertification CEU credits can come from membership and voluntary service activities. At least 50% of the CEU credits must come from attending or teaching security-related educational programs and courses; and providing security-related instruction, speeches, presentations, or publications.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

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6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Medium

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High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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