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Key Benefits of Membership


  • Benchmark your training, qualifications and leverage your experience
  • The value of your membership is recognised by employers and universities
  • Exchange experience with other members at our networking events
  • Enjoy access to job opportunities
  • Access to accredited and employer recognised qualifications in security management
  • Gain valuable insights by being involved in our mentoring programme, whatever your career stage
  • Discounted rates with partner organisations for conferences, training and education
  • Bi-Monthly newsletter with exclusive offers and weekly eNews update
  • Access to our Professional Development Platform, providing tools to support your career development
  • Members-only Linked-In Group
  • Continuing Professional Development that evidences your professionalism
  • Participation in a genuinely supportive community

Application Form


Please fill in the application form by clicking here.

Available free of charge to students actively studying towards one of the Institute’s own qualifications through Perpetuity Training and students enrolled through Leicester, Portsmouth and Buckinghamshire New universities

  • Relevant BTEC L5 Professional Diploma (or above)
  • Relevant University Qualification at L5 or above or international equivalent
  • ASIS CPP/PSP/PCI
  • ISMI CSMP
  • Relevant NVQ L5
  • Relevant C&G Professional Recognition Award at L5 or above

* Relevance is determined based on the qualification’s close alignment to the field of security, or combination of subject matter and its application in workplace activities directly related to the field of security.

  • Relevant NVQ L3 or above
  • Relevant BTEC qualification at Level 3 or above
  • (ISC)² CISSP/CCSP/CCFP/CSSLP/CAP
  • ISACA CGEIT/CISA/CISM/CRISC
  • Any other relevant qualification recognised on the Regulated Qualifications Framework at Level 3 or above

* Relevance is determined based on the qualification’s close alignment to the field of security, or combination of subject matter and its application in workplace activities directly related to the field of security.

  • Relevant BTEC L5 Professional Diploma (or above)
  • Relevant University Qualification at L5 or above or international equivalent
  • ASIS CPP/PSP/PCI
  • ISMI CSMP
  • Relevant NVQ L5
  • Relevant C&G Professional Recognition Award at L5 or above
  • CMI Management Diploma at L5 or above
  • (ISC)² CISSP/CCSP/CCFP/CSSLP/CAP
  • ISACA CISM/CGEIT/CISA/CRISC

* Relevance is determined based on the qualification’s close alignment to the field of security, or combination of subject matter and its application in workplace activities directly related to the field of security.

General Security Experience

Any occupation considered security-related

Security Management Definitions

Middle/Senior Security Manager (Strategic Lead and/or Influence)

The following is a range of indicators but is not to be considered exhaustive

A person who directs or controls and is responsible for the strategic management of physical, personnel, cyber or technical security through:

  • planning, interpretation or implementation of security policy and/or
  • people, processes or functions and having authority to delegate responsibility to others and/or
  • being a subject matter expert or analyst advising to senior management level or entities on security issues and/or
  • being an appropriately qualified academic or instructor researching or delivering in security-related areas:
    • in person
    • via distance or e-Learning programmes
    • via an accredited third party

First Line Security Manager (Operational/Tactical Control and/or Decision Making)

The following is a range of indicators but is not to be considered exhaustive

  • Manages security staff, functions or processes at a level directly above non-managerial employees (eg: Supervisors, Team Leaders) and/or
  • Focus on immediate operational responsibility (control/coordination/quality and performance monitoring) and/or
  • Responsible for initial decision making and whether to escalate to more senior manager and/or
  • Responsible for assignment of employee tasks and work/shift rotas and/or
  • Guides and supervises staff on a day to day basis and/or
  • Responsibility for the resolution of staff issues and making recommendations and/or
  • Motivation, career planning and performance feedback

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