The Institute’s validation process has been developed by industry professionals from a range of security backgrounds to independently recognise and benchmark your security experience, qualifications, training and professional commitment.
It is an evolving process which is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure it reflects today’s security profession.
The validation process is completed anonymously; this means even if an applicant is known to members of the Validation Board, it is only possible to award membership grades based on the information and supporting evidence submitted as part of the application.
The guardians of the validation process are known as the Validation Board. This is a voluntary team of 40 security professionals representing a wide range of sectors in the profession and all grades of membership within the Institute. On a regular basis between 10 – 14 members will attend the monthly Validation Board meeting to review all applications and recommend grades for approval by the Board of Directors.
VB members are appointed by invitation of the VB Chairman. There is no maximum number however it is important that sufficient members are available from across a range of disciplines at each VB meeting throughout the year.
The list of current VB members is provided below and if you are interested in finding out more about being a member of the Validation Board, please contact our Membership Registrar, Paula Stanbridge via: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (01803) 663275.
|Tony Aston||Peter Jones||John Prescott|
|Rick Billingsley||Chris Kemp||John Price|
|Jordan Bryant||Peter Lavery||Nick Reader|
|Martin Carlon||Mike Lees||Nicolas Reed|
|Ivor Cook||Matt Loveday||Joe Rutlidge|
|Alan Cotter||Mike Maguire||Jonathan Schulten|
|Will Dakin||Steve Massey||Matthew Seel|
|Nick Davies||Guy Mathias||John Sephton|
|Judy Dunster||Dave Matthews||Dale Simpson|
|Hayley Elvins||Julia McClelland||Sean Spence|
|Nick Evans||Daniel McClendon||Richard Strudwick|
|Marlon Findlay||Brendan McGarrity||Robert Tait|
|Andrew Fort||Stuart Nash||Darrin Tomkins|
|Peter French||Ben Neate||Chas Treasure|
|Mariella Gallo||Bill Nelson||Mark Vasey|
|Lloyd Gardner||Sam Nicholls||Julian Veal|
|Jonathan Gigg||Richard Oliver||Iain Watt|
|Stuart Grainger-Smith||Joseph Ozen||Stuart Williams|
|Stephen Hudson||Peter Page||Richard Woolford|