Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NCMS’ Industrial Security Professional (ISP®) Certification Achieves ANSI Accreditation

NCMS’ Industrial Security Professional (ISP®) Certification Achieves ANSI Accreditation Wayne, PA, 23 October, 2013: Leonard Moss, Jr., President of The Society of Industrial Security Professionals (known as NCMS), announced today that NCMS’ Industrial Security Professional (ISP®) Certification has earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute Personnel Certification Accreditation Program.

The ISP® Certification is available to qualified candidates who work within the U.S. National Industrial Security Program (NISP). The intent of the ISP® designation is to
award professional certification and recognition to qualified candidates who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities their profession demands. The basis for the examination is primarily the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), the supplements, and other information security concomitant rules and regulations to include Operations Security, proprietary information, etc. Successfully completing the examination signifies the overall competence of the candidate on NISPOM requirements, so current and prospective employers will have a recognized criterion to evaluate their performance.

“ANSI commends NCMS for achieving accreditation and demonstrating its commitment to the continual improvement of its certification program,” said Dr. Roy Swift, Senior Director of Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Programs at ANSI. “Accreditation by ANSI demonstrates compliance to a rigorous internationally recognized  accreditation process and creates a valuable market distinction for these NCMS credentials.”

This ANSI accreditation process – based on the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard – is designed to increase the integrity, confidence, and mobility of certified professionals.
Since the launch of ANSI’s Personnel Certification Accreditation Program in 2003, the Institute has accredited 43 personnel certification bodies across a range of industry
sectors involving more than 5 million workers.

ANSI’s personnel certification accreditation program was the first such program in the United States to fulfill the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment ‐
General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, which represents the global benchmark for accreditation body practice. Accordingly, ANSI’s accreditation program is recognized as a world‐renowned leader in personnel credentialing.

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