The Security Institute: Working towards raising professional standards within the industry

September 3, 2021

With a membership of over 4,100 security professionals working in a variety of disciplines, the Security Institute is the UK’s largest membership organisation for security professionals. The Institute works towards raising professional standards within the security sector and membership provides both peer validation as well as an exciting package of membership benefits to support your continued professional development. The Institute encourages everyone to think about how they can continue to develop and how they help and support others.

Members of the Institute can enjoy a calendar full of both networking and educational events throughout the year, which includes regular informative webinars with industry leading security professionals. 

In addition, there are a range of online benefits that members can access. The Institute’s Community Platform allows members to easily connect with each other and share their expertise, this is exemplified by our growing number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Community Groups including the Cyber & Convergence SIG, the Built Environment SIG, Young Members Group and Middle East Members Group.

To support members’ career progression, all members gain access to an exclusive online jobs board and a professional development platform with a wide range of resources and career support. Through the Institute’s online Mentoring Scheme, there is support and opportunities to become a mentor or mentee.

Not to mention, all Institute members also have complimentary access to the London Chamber of Commerce facilities as part of their membership.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) has been developed uniquely for the security sector and the CPD Toolkit is an essential way to track how you keep up-to-date with latest issues and developments in security and management, giving participants a competitive edge over other practitioners, enhancing confidence and competence.

The scheme is free for all security professionals to participate in.

Our Toolkit helps you plan your personal development activity and tracks your achievements to reach set standards year on year. We challenge you to achieve 36 points or more each year. All sorts of development activity are recognised including events run by our CPD partners which score double points. Look out for the logo and check out who they are below.

Security Management Qualifications

The Institute also offers a range of distance learning qualifications that have developed with the expertise of the Institute’s membership and are delivered by their exclusive education partners PerpetuityARC Training. The Institute’s pathway of qualifications in Security Management include a BTEC Level 3 (Certificate), BTEC Level 5 (Diploma) and SFJ Level 7 (Advanced Diploma), which can be studied at your own pace from the comfort of your home. All students will also be entitled for FREE Student Membership whilst you are studying.

Register of Chartered Security Professionals

The Security Institute also manages the Register of Chartered Security Professionals on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, with a list of over 200 CSyP’s demonstrating a gold standard of commitment to raising professional standards for the security sector. Being admitted to the Register and becoming a CSyP 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. The Register of Chartered Security Professionals is recognised across the UK, including the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), International Professional Security Association (IPSA) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

To find out more, visit the Security Institute at the Security Event – stand H75 in Hall 3a.

You can also visit the Institute’s website to find out more at and see how the Security Institute can help to support you through your professional and personal growth.

Respected, Recognised, Professional.

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