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Why become a CIISCM Member?

CIISCM strives to enhance professional excellence through the development of competencies, knowledge and skills. Membership with CIISCM provides you with access to a wide-range of training events, a globally connected network of security professionals and an industry-recognised certification acknowledging your experience, qualifications and skills.

As a member of a chartered professional body you will benefit from an enhanced status within the global security & crisis professional industry. You will become a part of an organization, which holds the respect of governments and firms around the world, and who can communicate with the public with an authoritative and clear voice.

Along with accreditation, CIISCM will continue to connect you to a range of up-to-date programs, conferences, training and networking events, as well as access to the resources and tools in the International Crisis Room 360 (ICR360). As a CIISCM member you will gain unfettered access to the ICR360 website, increasing your network and providing you with a chance to participate in discussions and forums, as well as tools for those dealing with security and crisis events.

Membership provides you with designation letters, which indicate your knowledge of, and experience within, the financial services industry and can be added to your C.V., business cards or LinkedIn profile. You can also strive to become a Fellow and achieve the pinnacle of professional designations within the Institute.

Benefits of CIISCM Membership

Industry-recognised certification based on your academic qualifications and professional experience

A highly-respected and valued designation with global recognition

Complementary ‘closed door’ CIISCM CSO roundtable meetings

Free access to Global Crisis Management conference calls and minutes

Free access to speaking opportunites

Access to partner organisations’ platforms, such as

Recognised with human resources and recruitment agencies specialising in the security profession

Member publications

Secure members’ area

Networking with senior security management

Weekly job vacancies

Young professionals development advice

Eligibility of Membership

The Institute welcomes applications from all professional security and crisis practitioners from corporations, commercial, industry and public services such as civil defense, police and armed services.

Membership applies to the individual and is generally supported by the organization at which an individual is employed.

CIISCM also welcomes those who are currently enrolled in security education, whether in a full– or part-time course, and who wish to pursue a career within security or crisis management. Student membership is subject to approval depending on the course of study.

Those aspiring to reach management positions through study and/or personal development, or whose core business is closely aligned to that of a security practitioner, may also be eligible for membership.

Membership Grades

Membership grades are awarded against a validation system, which is based on evidence provided by the applicant of their academic and working experience.

The Board of Advisors vets each application and an identity check is completed before being referred to CIISCM’s Validation Committee. Applicants are also required to successfully pass an integrity test* within 12 months of a membership being awarded. Refer to "CIISCM’s Integrity & Ethics" for more information. The Validation Committee will review the evidence and award the membership grade based against a points system. See Membership Levels table below for more information on how points are awarded.

Once the validation is complete, the member will be able to use the acronym for the designation, as per the table shown below. As per the terms of membership, only fully paid members may use the acronym.

Student members, retired members, and existing members over 70 years of age are not required to take the integrity test as part of their membership.

For all new applications, a one-time administration fee of USD39 is applicable.

This fee is waived for all new applicants who sign up before June 2015.

Level Designation Eligibility Points Required Pricing
Fellow FCiiSCM Individuals with significant experience in the security profession and security qualifications.

Demonstrated professional commitment to making a contribution to the wider security profession.
Relevant PhD from a recognised academic institution. With greater than 5 years relevant work experience. Points are awarded minimum scores for experience, qualifications and personal commitment. USD195 per year
Member MCiiSCM Members who have considerable security management experience. Points are awarded for experience, qualifications and personal commitment.

Relevant full Degree or Masters.

Over five years security management experience.
USD195 per year
Graduate GCiiSCM Members who hold a full degree in any subject, but who have less than five years security management experience. Points are not required for Graduate entry into the Institute. USD195 per year
Associate ACiiSCM Individuals with some experience in the security profession, who have security qualifications and who wish to make further advancements within the industry. Points are awarded for experience and qualifications. USD195 per year
Subscriber There is no designation for this level. All security professionals entering the security industry on or above entry level.

Those studying towards a security qualification at an approved course recognised by CIISCM.
None required


A subscriber membership is a complimentary membership, given only to participants of CIISCM accredited trainings and conferences.

A subscriber membership is non-renewable and will be automatically terminated on 31 December of the same year that membership is awarded. However, after termination, if you attend another CIISCM accredited conference or training, you will receive another complimentary subscriber membership.

If a subscriber member attends further CIISCM accredited conferences and trainings within the same calendar year, membership is not extended.

Subscriber membership is limited and does not include all the benefits of a full CIISCM membership.
Affiliate There is no designation for this level. Designed for those working in organisations providing services to security professionals as specialist recruitment professionals, etc. Membership is approved on the discretion of the Board of Advisors. USD195 per year

Please contact the Institute for more information about the Affiliate membership, if you feel you do not fit into one of the above categories.
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