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The Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP)
For many years, the security systems industry has been unregulated, often resulting in poor levels of service. The need to address training, probity and safe working practices is increasing, linked with the demand for raising industry standards.
The CTSP Register has been formed as a means of registering Technical Security Professionals qualified in the installation and maintenance of security and fire systems. It allows consumers, employers and contractors to search the register to validate professional competence.
Who can become a Registrant?
To become a CTSP Registrant applicants are required to meet strict eligibility criteria and provide supporting evidence:
- Knowledge of electrical/electronic principles and safe practices
- Recognised industry relevant qualifications (BTEC/City & Guilds Level 3 or equivalent)
- Minimum of 12 months practical experience
- Good character referenced by 2 independent sources
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Professional Recognition
- Member of a ‘Certified Professional Network’
- Public recognition of professional competence
- Use of Post-nominals – (e.g. John Smith CTSP)
- Individual Registrant’s name published on the official CTSP website
- Use of CTSP logo on advertising materials
- Increased confidence
Registrants will potentially benefit in terms of career prospects and enhanced business opportunities.
Applications will be made via an online application form.
There are a number of documents applicants will need to upload to evidence they meet the required standard of qualification and experience. Applicants will be required to read and sign a declaration of good character and confirm that they have not had any convictions for: dishonesty, assaults or sexual crimes.
A non-refundable application fee of £25 is payable upon submission.
A £50 annual registration fee is payable upon successful admittance to the Register. The renewal fee will be payable on the anniversary date of application together with renewed declaration confirming any material changes within the previous 12 months and evidence of CPD.
The CTSP process is overseen by the Registrar, Kevin Matthew. Technical assessments are managed by the Registration Manager, Nick Moss supported by an Administration team.
UK Industry Endorsement
The CTSP Register is endorsed by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and recognised industry bodies. This demonstrates a commitment to significantly drive the need for established professional standards in the field of technical security.
Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) has also endorsed the CTSP Register which provides international recognition, particularly in the Middle East.