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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 recognising the competency of Technical Security Professionals fulfilling roles in the security and fire systems sectors.  This includes: Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning Technicians/Engineers, Auditors and Consultants.  It allows consumers, employers and contractors to search the register to validate professional competence.

Disciplines covered by the Register include:

Who can become a Registrant?

To become a CTSP Registrant applicants are required to meet strict eligibility criteria and provide supporting evidence: Click Here

Registrant Benefits

Application Process

There are two Application Pathways to CTSP Registration: ‘Standard Pathway’ and ‘Vocational Pathway’.

The Standard Pathway is for individuals with recognised industry qualifications, Click Here to see required criteria.

The Vocational Pathway is for individuals without  recognised industry qualifications, applicants are required to demonstrate competency by submission of portfolio evidence, Click Here to see required criteria.

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.

Assessment Process

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), the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) and recognised industry bodies. This demonstrates a commitment to significantly drive the need for established professional standards in the field of technical security.

International Endorsement

Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) has also endorsed the CTSP Register which provides international recognition, particularly in the Middle East.